What do we offer the general public?

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We provide information, evidence, guidance and support to help you:

  • understand the standards that are expected of police officers
  • find transparent information about policing and the College of Policing
  • get involved in the national debate about what's important in policing, and influence the standards expected of those working in policing and law enforcement.

For more information, please contact us.

Want to join the police service?

If you're considering joining the police service, we can help you find out how to become:

Some police forces require you to obtain a Certificate in Knowledge of Policing (CKP) before you can apply to become a police officer. Our Information for CKP candidates page explains what you can expect to learn on the CKP course, and our list of Approved Providers will help you to find a course provider that has met our standards of teaching and assessment.

We are currently developing two new "talent management" schemes, which will enable a wider pool of talent to join the police service at higher ranks: a Fast-Track Constable to Inspector Scheme and an Entry at Superintendent Scheme.