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Policing Insight is the leading platform to keep up with the latest in progressive policing. It is where the global police and criminal justice community both consume and share knowledge, opinion and analysis. Policing Insight’s subscription community consists of government, policing, third sector, academia and industry, all interested in working towards better policing outcomes.

Policing Insight content consists of news, opinion, research and analysis produced by our editorial team and over 650 external expert contributors, delivered through articles and reports as well as the hugely valuable Media Monitor service. Media Monitor is a curated daily brief and searchable database of over 36,000 links to articles and reports from media and policing and criminal justice organisations. Each link is tagged in detail creating an amazing research database.

We outline the many ways to access Policing Insight below.

FREE access

FREE registered access
Readers can access selected articles and reports as well as receiving a weekly newsletter free of charge, by just registering and validating an account using only a username, email address and password.

Try registering with your organisation email address – your account will be upgraded to FULL SUBSCRIBER ACCESS if your organisation has a subscription in place.

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Individual paid subscriptions

Our subscription options for individuals provide quick and convenient access to Policing Insight’s large archive of content. Users are able to manage their subscription renewals and billing via the ‘My Account’ page. 

“Premium” subscription
This subscription provides access to all articles and reports as well as to the valuable Media Monitor service.

“Articles only” subscription
This lower cost subscription provides access to all Policing Insight articles but excludes published reports and the Media Monitor service.

Both “Premium” and “Articles only” are annual recurring subscriptions, purchased by payment card online and managed via the ‘My Account’ page when logged in.

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Individual subscription access is restricted to the account holders use only – please purchase an organisation subscription if more than one user will be using or benefiting from the access.

The “Premium” subscription is also available via invoiced sales; please contact [email protected]

Organisation wide subscriptions

This the most popular option for subscribing to Policing Insight, with many police and criminal justice agencies as well as academic, 3rd sector and industry organisations purchasing organisation wide subscriptions to benefit their officers, staff or students.

When an organisation subscription is in place, the officers, staff or students experience a service free at point of access. They are automatically upgraded to full subscriber access when they register and validate a free account using their organisation email address.

This easy access maximises the number users benefiting from the service from anywhere on any device, maximising the value to the organisation.

Many major police forces in the UK subscribe as well as our first international police force:

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

That’s over 100,000 officers and over 46,000 police staff in the UK plus over 12,000 in New Zealand 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)HMICFRS, College of Policing, Police ICT Company, Association of Police and Crime Commissioners and many more organisations also have subscription access.

In addition an increasing number of academic institutions have recognised the value of Policing Insight for their students and staff:

  • Anglia Ruskin University
  • Canterbury Christchurch University
  • Edge Hill University
  • Keele University
  • Liverpool John Moores University
  • Sheffield Hallam University
  • South Devon College
  • The Open University
  • University of Chester
  • University of Cumbria
  • University of Portsmouth
  • University of Warwick
  • Wrexham Glyndwr University
  • York St John University

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

Please contact us on [email protected] to find out how your officers, staff, students or employees can benefit from your organisation purchasing and organisation wide subscription.