The College of Policing is the professional body for policing in England and Wales and we launched our membership website in October 2016.

The feedback we receive from our 30,000 members not only allows us to deliver the membership benefits and support they have asked for, but their ideas are also shaping the future development of their professional body.

Membership is open to all police officers and staff working in eligible organisations (see below) and it's free to join. Sign up today to access the following benefits…

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Starting in June 2018, a new series of free events for members will cover the top five themes asked for by our members. Each subject will be delivered at two separate venues; in the north and south of the country. The first events are on the subject of 'Your Health and Wellbeing'.   

Your Health and Wellbeing  event:

  • 19 June at Lancashire Police
  • 17 July at Surrey Police

John Sutherland, a former Met police officer and author of 'Blue: A Memoir', will be speaking at the event.

Login to the membership website to book your place.

Personal and Professional Development

  • One to one development support. Members have access to one-to-one support from College development advisors or through our mentoring scheme.
  • Continuing Professional Development. Advice and information about how to plan and record your development activities. Plus access to the development opportunities we are continuously arranging on behalf of members, like the Effective Communications Workshop at Surrey Police (Nov 2017) and An Insight into Aviation Policing shadowing opportunity at Heathrow Police Station (Nov 2017).
  • Health and Well Being advice and guidance is available on the membership website and through our mentoring scheme

Career progression

  • Jobs Board. All policing vacancies (staff and officers) in one place. Our new Jobs Board is the only place to find all the current vacancies across all forces and selected agencies in the UK.
  • College Bursary Scheme is exclusive to members undertaking higher education academic study, with grants of up to £6000 available.
  • CV help and advice is available on the membership website and from College development advisors 

Knowledge resources

  • National Police Library Free access and exclusive use of all its available resources.
  • Monthly e-news direct to your inbox sharing the latest policing news, views and legislation.
  • Members' community and blogs for members to share their experiences and expertise

How do I join?

It's free and simple to join. You must work within an eligible organisation and have an active MLE (NCALT Managed Learning Environment) account – you will need your MLE login credentials to be able to join. If you can't remember your login details, go to the MLE website to recover your details.

Step 1: Click here or on the buttons to access the membership website joining page. The membership website can be accessed from any device: work pc, work mobile device, personal pc or personal mobile.

Step 2: When prompted, enter your MLE user name and password, read and agree the terms and conditions, and that's it, you'll be a fully signed up member of the College of Policing.

Who can join (eligible organisations)?

Staff and officers from all Home Office forces and British Transport Police, Civil Nuclear Constabulary, College of Policing, Guernsey Police, Ministry of Defence Police, National Crime Agency, Police Service of Northern Ireland, and States of Jersey Police are eligible to join membership as only those with a PNN (Police National Network) or GSi (Government Secure intranet) email address may join.

Plans are afoot to develop further classes of membership for a wider audience. As yet, there are no determined dates but we have identified other eligible professionals, such as international police forces and academics. The packages will be announced when they become available.

Other ways to be involved

Members' Committee: You could join the Members' Committee. This influential committee was set up in June 2015. It meets three times a year and reports directly to the College Board. The committee has been tasked with promoting and supporting the development of membership of the College and its members' services and facilities. Reports from their meetings are Members' Committee meeting minutes.

Membership and its website are still in the early stages of development and many new products and services are in the pipeline. What you will experience now is not the final product but a work in progress. We encourage you to send us your feedback to help us to build and improve membership so that it meets all your professional expectations. If there is anything missing that you want to see, anything you see that you didn't expect, or if you have any thoughts on how we could improve the membership offer, we would really value your views.

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