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OPEN Policing Insight16th March 2020Policing Insight team

Policing Insight is now available FREE to police officers and staff in many forces as well as to students and staff members in many academic institutions. Read on to find out how to use your FREE subscriber access.

FREE access for police officers and staff

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

  • Avon & Somerset
  • Cleveland
  • Derbyshire
  • Devon & Cornwall
  • Dorset
  • Durham
  • Essex
  • Humberside
  • Kent
  • Lancashire
  • Leicestershire
  • Merseyside
  • Metropolitan Police
  • Norfolk
  • Police Scotland
  • Police Service of Northern Ireland
  • Suffolk
  • Surrey
  • Thames Valley
  • West Midlands 
  • New Zealand Police

That’s 99,000 officers and over 45,000 police staff in the UK plus over 12,000 in New Zealand who have FREE access to Policing Insight.

Key policing organisations such as Scottish Police Authority, Policing Authority (RoI)HMICFRS, College of Policing, Police ICT Company, Association of Police and Crime Commissioners and many more organisations also have subscriptions benefiting their staff.

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:

  • Canterbury Christchurch University
  • Edge Hill University
  • Keele University
  • Liverpool John Moores University
  • Sheffield Hallam University
  • The Open University
  • University of Chester
  • University of Cumbria
  • University of Portsmouth
  • Wrexham Glyndwr University
  • York St John University

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, 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 32,000 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 www.policinginsight.com 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 why not 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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