POLKA (the Police OnLine Knowledge Area) is a secure online collaboration tool for the policing community to network, ask questions, share insights, discuss ideas and suggest new ways of working.
Register or access POLKA.(You must have a PNN (Police National Network or GSi (Government Secure intranet) internet connection to access POLKA).
What is POLKA?POLKA is a RESTRICTED online collaboration tool that enables knowledge and information sharing across the police service.
Who is POLKA for?POLKA is predominately for Police officers and staff in Police Forces (over 50,000 PNN users), however some Government organisations also have access (around 10,000 Gsi users).
What are the benefits of using POLKA? As a member of POLKA, you can:
How to get started on POLKA
1. Register on
POLKA website with a PNN or GSi email address.
2. Set up your profile Your profile is your professional identity on POLKA. By telling people who you are, you’re more likely to gain access to private communities and get a response to your posts. Access your profile by clicking 'My profile'.
3. Join communities Join communities on POLKA to get access to people, discussions, documents and information of interest. Click 'All Communities' to search all communities available on POLKA.
Popular communities on POLKA currently include:
4. Get Involved Communities are run by police officers and staff in Forces and they only work if everyone contributes. You make communities valuable by asking questions, sharing insights and helping others, which creates a national resource for all to learn from now and in the future.
Ways to get involved:
If you need more information or support…
firstname.lastname@example.org or 0300 123 1181 for all other enquiries.