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Northumbria and South Wales police officers and staff join the thousands who have FREE access to Policing Insight! – Find out how

Policing Insight welcomes officers and staff at Northumbria Police and South Wales Police who now have FREE access with the start of new organisation wide subscriptions purchased by their forces. They join a community of officers and staff from many other UK and international police, criminal justice and emergency services organisations with an interest in progressive policing. Read on to find out how to use your FREE subscriber access.

If you are an employee of Northumbria Police or South Wales Police, just register a free account on Policing Insight using your organisation email address and your account will be automatically upgraded to full subscriber access. Existing readers already registered with a Northumbria or South Wales Police email address, just need to sign in as usual for their access to be upgraded.

It’s not just Northumbria and South Wales officers and staff that can benefit from FREE access to Policing Insight.

If you are an officer or staff member at one of the following police forces, you also have FREE subscriber access via your force’s organisation wide subscription:

Major police forces in the UK, Australia and New Zealand now subscribe:

  • Avon & Somerset
  • Bedfordshire
  • British Transport Police
  • City of London
  • Cleveland
  • Cumbria
  • Derbyshire
  • Devon & Cornwall
  • Dorset
  • Durham
  • Dyfed-Powys
  • Essex
  • Hampshire
  • Hertfordshire
  • Humberside
  • Kent
  • Lancashire
  • Lincolnshire
  • Merseyside
  • Metropolitan Police
  • Norfolk
  • North Yorkshire
  • Northumbria
  • Nottinghamshire
  • Police Scotland
  • South Wales
  • Suffolk
  • Surrey
  • Thames Valley
  • Warwickshire
  • West Midlands 

Australia and New Zealand

  • Australian Federal Police
  • New Zealand Police
  • Queensland Police
  • South Australia Police
  • Victoria Police
  • Tasmania Police
  • Western Australia
  • Forensic Science Service Tasmania
  • Tasmania State Emergency Service
  • Tasmania Fire Service


  • Singapore Civil Defence Force

That’s over 155,000 officers and police staff in the UK plus over 60,000 in New Zealand Police and the Australian police forces who have subscriber access to Policing Insight.

Key policing organisations such as Australia New Zealand Policing Advisory Agency (ANZPAA)Scottish Police Authority, Policing Authority (RoI), HMICS, HMICFRS, College of Policing, Police Digital ServiceAssociation of Police and Crime Commissioners, House of Commons Library and many more organisations also have subscription access.

FREE access for students and academic staff

In addition, if you are a student or staff member at one of the following academic institutions, you now have FREE subscriber access to Policing Insight via your institution’s organisation wide subscription:

  • Anglia Ruskin University
  • Blackpool and The Fylde College
  • Buckinghamshire University
  • Burnley College
  • Canterbury Christchurch University
  • Cardiff Metropolitan University
  • Cardiff University
  • Coventry University
  • Edge Hill University
  • Keele University
  • Leeds Trinity University
  • Liverpool John Moores University
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Nottingham Trent University
  • Sheffield Hallam University
  • South Devon College
  • Staffordshire University
  • The Open University
  • Ulster University
  • University College London
  • University of Bedfordshire
  • University of Brighton
  • University of Central Lancashire
  • University of Chester
  • University of Cumbria
  • University of Derby
  • University of Hull
  • University of Leeds
  • University of Manchester
  • University of Portsmouth
  • University of Salford
  • University of South Wales
  • University of South Wales Trinity St David
  • University of the West of England
  • University of Warwick
  • University of Worcester
  • Wrexham Glyndwr University
  • York St John University

Australia and New Zealand

  • University of Tasmania

Students of policing and criminology can benefit from content showcasing the latest thinking in policing and criminal justice sourced from a wide array of contributors in policing, government, academia, third sector and industry. The Media Monitor service provides a huge searchable database of links to articles and reports from the media and police and criminal justice organisations. Keep up to date with our Weekly Academic Research Summary plus police degree entry recruits also benefit from ‘The Police Student’ series supporting their studies.

We also have a growing community of suppliers subscribing to Policing Insight, to keep up with latest thinking in policing and criminal justice. The CoPaCC thematic reports are a great resource for insight on the use police technology in particular, with CoPaCC’s ‘Police ICT: User Perspectives’ survey and report series plus the CoPaCC’s ‘Police Contact Management: Demand Analysis’ and ‘Future Police Contact: The Single Citizen View’ reports, providing valuable front line insight for suppliers and other policing stakeholders. 

This growing community of police and criminal justice readers benefit from in-depth articles and reports looking at new thinking in policing and criminal justice. The Media Monitor service provides a daily brief of the latest news, analysis and reports from the media and police and criminal justice organisations. It is also a valuable research tool with all posts tagged in detail creating a searchable database of over 67,000 posts.

We are hugely grateful to all the organisations subscribing on behalf of their employees and recognising the value of our mission to provide a platform for police and criminal justice stakeholders to share and source progressive ideas and knowledge.

How do I access the FREE subscription?

Just register a user account at using your organisation email address and validate the account by setting up a password via the Welcome email sent to you.

Once logged in, you will be automatically given subscription access if your organisation has an organisation wide subscription.

Already registered an account with your organisation email address? You are ready to go, so just log in as usual and your account will be upgraded to subscriber access.

My organisation is not on the lists above – how do I get FREE subscriber access to Policing Insight?

Your organisation may already subscribe as the list is just a sample of our customers – please try registering an account with your organisation email address. You will be upgraded automatically if your organisation has a subscription.

My organisation doesn’t have a subscription – what can I do?

Our team are in on-going contact with prospective police forces, agencies, academic institutions and commercial organisations – please get in contact with us if you would like to know more about organisation wide access to Policing Insight. Email us at [email protected].

In the meantime you could take out an individual subscription – we will of course refund the remainder your individual subscription if your organisation subsequently subscribes.

Many thanks to all the police forces and other organisations that have chosen to support Policing Insight and a big welcome to all our new readers with FREE subscriber access.

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