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Lancashire and West Mercia officers and staff join the thousands who have FREE access to Policing Insight! – Find out how

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Policing Insight welcomes officers and staff from Lancashire Constabulary and West Mercia Police as subscribers to Policing Insight. They now have FREE access to Policing Insight with the start of new organisation wide subscriptions for the two forces. Policing Insight is also available FREE to officers and staff in many UK forces and in other police and criminal justice organisations with an organisation wide subscription - read on to find out how to use your FREE subscriber access.

Welcome to Lancashire Constabulary and West Mercia Police

We are very pleased to welcome the officers and staff of Lancashire Constabulary and West Mercia Police to our community. It is core to the Policing Insight mission to facilitate the sharing of the very best of thought leadership in policing and criminal justice so every organisation that joins our community enhances that mission.

Policing Insight readers are a progressive community from law enforcement agencies, government, academia, industry and third sector – a reflection of the collaboration required from these stakeholders to meet the challenges of modern policing.

We hope that our new readers at Lancashire Constabulary and West Mercia Police not only enjoy reading the fantastic insights from our contributors, but also feel they can share share their views and innovation with our community. Anyone wanting to share their views, analysis, research or practice, please contact our team via [email protected].

If you are a new reader from Lancashire Constabulary or West Mercia Police or one of the many UK and international organisations with a subscription, please view the information below on how to benefit from your FREE subscriber access via your organisation’s subscription.

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
  • Gloucestershire
  • Humberside
  • Kent
  • Lancashire
  • Leicestershire
  • Metropolitan Police
  • Norfolk
  • Police Scotland
  • Surrey
  • Thames Valley
  • West Mercia
  • West Midlands 
  • New Zealand Police

That’s over 89,000 officers and 40,000 police staff in the UK plus over 12,000 internationally with FREE access to Policing Insight.

Key UK policing organisations such as Scottish Police AuthorityHMICFRS, College of Policing, Police ICT Company and the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners also have organisation wide subscriptions.

In addition, most academic institutions with policing or criminology departments have subscriptions to Policing Insight so if you are a student or staff member you may also have FREE access to Policing Insight.

We also have a growing community of suppliers subscribing to Policing Insight, to keep up with latest thinking in policing and criminal justice. CoPaCC’s ‘Police ICT: User Perspectives’ survey and report series, also provides valuable frontline 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 20,000 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 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 list 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’s 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 of 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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