Partnership working to protect the public and prevent crime

The College engages with organisations across policing and law enforcement so that they can share and make use of best practice.

Quality Assurance Management Systems (QAMS) is an online software application designed to manage the quality assurance, business improvement and inspection frameworks used in policing. Forces can upload items of noteworthy practice onto the system, which can then be accessed by all registered users.

Advice and support

Our specialist teams work closely with the police service to develop knowledge and provide advice and support on specific topics including:

We offer capability support to help forces address performance issues, through the deployment of peer support teams and mentoring arrangements.

Sharing information

The National Police Library, housed at Ryton, contains the foremost collection of policing resources in Europe. It can be used free of charge by all UK police officers and police staff; non-police researchers may also be granted access. Its catalogue can be browsed online.

The College of Policing Brief is a monthly e-publication containing articles on topical and key policing issues, plus summaries of issues related to police law, operational policing practice and criminal justice.

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