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PoliceUK has been online since May 2002 and since that time has grown to be the number one resource for police recruitment information in the UK.

Every year thousands of people apply to join any one of 55 Home Office and non-Home Office forces in the United Kingdom. Only a fraction (approximately 8%) of these applicants are successful. PoliceUK has the information to give you the best possible chance to be a part of that 8%!

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Police Workforce at lowest level for 30 years. The police workforce data tables are out today https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/630471/hosb1017-police-workforce.pdf Special Constable numbers have dropped in the last year by 2493 officers (-15.6%) which is the biggest loss by far. Read this BBC: Violent crime up 18% in England and Wales Violent crime up 18% in England and Wales 20 July 2017 From the section UK Image copyright Getty Images Violent crime has risen by 18% across England and Wales in the last year, according to new statistics. The Crime Survey of England and Wales also highlighted a rise of 16% for robbery and 14% for sex offences. The survey asks people about crime they have experienced and includes offences not reported to police. The results said the total number of crimes reported to and recorded by the police had gone up by 10% between April 2016 and March 2017. View the full article Read this Shocking moment delivery riders take revenge on a would-be thief by smashing his leg with a metal pole MOPED delivery riders took revenge on a would-be thief by beating him with a metal pole. Full Story - The Sun London seems to be a ticking time bomb, only a matter of time before we see mass disorder. I am surprised it has not happened already, great respect to the police who patrol the streets of the capital. Everyone seems to be a target including paramedics, one paramedic had a "noxious substance" thrown at her as she responded to an emergency call, in Tottehnam north London. Utter madness Read this Met Police asks retired detectives to return amid staffing crisis Britain's biggest police force is asking retired detectives to go back to their jobs to help solve a staffing crisis. Full Story - Sky News Is this the start of budget cuts being reversed? Or is that wishful thinking? Read this Police smash moped gang that carried out 103 crimes in 18 days One of London’s most prolific moped gangs responsible for an extraordinary crimewave of 103 offences in 18 days has been smashed by police. Full Story - Evening Standard These kids commited 103 offences in 18 days! Where were the parents? Read this Plans to close half of London police stations unveiled Image captionThere are currently 73 operational police station front counters, down from 136 since 2013 Half of London's police station front counters will close under new plans announced by the Mayor of London. Sadiq Kahn said budget constraints had left him "no choice". Scotland Yard estimates it will need to make £400m of savings by 2020 under current funding. Under proposals each of the Met's 32 boroughs will be left with one 24-hour counter. There are currently 73 working counters, down from 136 since 2013. Conservatives said the mayor was using government funding as a "scapegoat". London Assembly member Gareth Bacon said: ""The fact is the Met has found three quarters of the savings it requires and no announcement has yet been made about future funding." Mr Khan set out the new plans in a consultation document on public access and engagement published on Friday. City Hall says that closing "poorly used" front counters will save £10m each year - equivalent to the cost of 170 police constables. Since 2010, the Met has had to find £600m of savings. Image copyrightREUTERS Image captionSadiq Kahn said current funding left him "no choice" but to close half of London's police front counters Some 8% of crimes were reported at police front counters in 2016, down from 22% in 2006, according to official figures. About 70% of crimes are reported by phone. Under the plans, remaining police buildings will get upgraded IT services while frontline officers will be provided with tablet computers - in an an effort to boost the reporting of crime online. Mr Khan said: "The huge government cuts to the Metropolitan Police Service have left us with no choice but to take drastic action to protect the frontline of policing. "My top priority is keeping Londoners safe, and every pound saved by closing a front counter is a pound of savings that we do not have to find by reducing the frontline." Image captionSince 2010, the Met has had to find £600m of savings and estimate they will need to find another £400m in the next three years When former mayor Boris Johnson cut police station front counters in 2013, Mr Khan criticised the move, suggesting Londoners could be forced to report crime at police "contact points" in McDonald's restaurants. The Home Office said Scotland Yard has had a "broadly flat" budget since 2015. A spokesman said: "There is more money and more officers for each Londoner than anywhere else in the country. "This government will continue to ensure that the Metropolitan Police have the resources they need to cut crime and keep our communities safe." The public consultation is open until 6 October. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-40607533 Read this BBC: Brexit talks resume: Get down to business, David Davis urges Brexit talks resume: Get down to business, David Davis urges 17 July 2017 From the section UK Politics Image copyright AFP Image caption Brexit Secretary David Davis is in the Belgian capital for talks with Michel Barnier, the European Commission's chief negotiator Brexit Secretary David Davis has called on both sides in the negotiations on the UK's departure from the European Union to "get down to business". Mr Davis is in Brussels for a second round of formal talks on Brexit. He said his priority was to "lift the uncertainty" for EU citizens living in the UK and Britons living in the EU. The EU says there must be substantial progress on this - and on a financial settlement and the issue of the Irish border - before trade talks can begin. 'Settled status' Mr Davis said: "We made a good start last month, and this week we'll be getting into the real substance." "Protecting the rights of all our citizens is the priority for me going into this round and I'm clear that it's something we must make real progress on." The meeting comes after Chancellor Philip Hammond told the BBC's Andrew Marr Show that businesses were holding off from investing in the UK because of uncertainty about Brexit. All you need to know about Brexit Reality Check: Will the UK pay a €60bn 'divorce bill'? Blair: EU could compromise on freedom of movement Earlier this month, Theresa May's offer to give the three million EU citizens in the UK "settled status" after Brexit was immediately dismissed by European Council President Donald Tusk as "below our expectations". And Michel Barnier, the European Commission's chief Brexit negotiator, has said there are still major differences between the EU and UK on the rights of EU citizens living in Britain. Analysis By BBC Europe Correspondent Kevin Connolly The call to "get down to business" from David Davis is meant to signal that the Brexit talks are entering a serious phase after an opening session of pleasantries and procedural discussions. That might raise eyebrows on the European side where there's a perception that Britain dithered for months after the Brexit referendum before getting down to talks. The UK says it's prioritising the issue of mutual citizens rights after its opening proposals received a lukewarm response in Brussels. The atmosphere around this second round of talks may have been improved a little by a government acknowledgement that the UK has obligations to the EU which will survive withdrawal and which need to be resolved. After a previous suggestion from Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson that the EU could "whistle" for its money that more conciliatory suggestion was buried in a written parliamentary answer - but it was noted in Brussels. Europe's traditionally lengthy summer recess will be punctuated by rounds of talks this month and in August - a reminder that the stakes in all of this are high and the timeframe uncomfortably tight. 'Clock ticking' Mr Barnier has said that citizen rights - along with the "divorce payment" and border issues - must be dealt with before future UK-EU trade could be discussed. The financial payment the EU says will be owed to cover the UK's commitments is also a key point for Mr Barnier. Estimates have put the amount at anywhere from €60bn to €100bn (£53-89bn). But in the Commons, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has said that Brussels could "go whistle" if it expected the UK to pay a hefty "divorce bill". In response to Mr Johnson's comment, Mr Barnier said: "I'm not hearing any whistling. Just the clock ticking." Talks are expected to continue to Thursday. View the full article Read this Friends of armed robber who died after being restrained in street by passers-by say they should be PROSECUTED for their have-a-go heroism Read this Read More Police News