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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%!

This site focuses predominantly on the career path of a Constable however there are several other career options, some of which you can find information about on this site. Want to provide a visible presence on the streets? Reassure the community and tackle antisocial behaviour? The role of a Police Community Support Officer could be for you! Want to support your front line colleagues by performing vital support roles behind the scenes? How about one of the many roles performed by the Police Support Staff? PoliceUK has information on all the careers available in the UK Police Force. You can navigate around the site using the navigation menu to the left of your screen.

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BBC: Tax rises needed 'to prevent NHS misery' Read this Police chief wins £870k after suffering sexist bullying from FEMALE boss who complained about squad's 'macho culture' and a male officer walking through the office in just a towel A riot squad chief inspector has won a landmark sexism case against a female boss who objected to beers being in the work fridge and male officers walking around in towels. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5760163/Met-police-chief-inspector-wins-sexism-case-against-female-senior-colleague.html Read this BBC: Berlinah Wallace jailed for life for Mark van Dongen acid attack Berlinah Wallace jailed for life for Mark van Dongen acid attack 23 May 2018 Image copyright Avon and Somerset Police Image caption Berlinah Wallace threw sulphuric acid at her former partner, Mark van Dongen A woman who threw sulphuric acid at her former partner, which led to him ending his life, has been jailed for life with a minimum term of 12 years. Berlinah Wallace, 48, hurled the corrosive fluid at Dutch engineer Mark van Dongen in Bristol in 2015. At Bristol Crown Court, Mrs Justice Nicola Davies told Wallace it was "an act of pure evil". She was cleared of murdering her former partner but found guilty of throwing a corrosive substance with intent. View the full article Read this BBC: UK becoming 'cocaine capital' of Europe, warns minister UK becoming 'cocaine capital' of Europe, warns minister 22 May 2018 Related TopicsLondon violence Image copyright PA Image caption There have been 67 murders in the capital in 2018 The UK "is fast becoming the biggest consumer of cocaine in Europe", the security minister has said. Ben Wallace told MPs that technology was enabling young people to trade drugs, communicate in a safe space and make connections like never before. He said he wished he had more money amid concerns from Labour MPs over police cuts. Warning of more killings, Labour's David Lammy said ministers must ask themselves "do black lives matter?" Calling for urgent action in response to the 67 murders in the capital so far this year, the Labour MP said the figure could rise to 100 by the autumn and he could not help thinking that more attention would have been paid if this level of violent crime was happening in a "leafy shire". Mayor urges 'targeted' stop and search'Junk food' Tube adverts may be banned Met hands murder inquiry to City police The children forced to sell drugs His comments came as MPs debated the government's serious violence strategy. 'County lines' The minister said the ubiquity of smart phones and growth of encryption had, increasingly, cut out the "middle men" when it came to international drug-dealing. "Young people have the ability to order drugs, and gangs have the ability to have delivered to their door large packets of drugs from Albanian or Serbian drug gangs, or indeed from local drug gangs," he said. "That has put a real power into a system where at the same time the UK is fast becoming the biggest consumer of cocaine in Europe, so there is a high demand by the consumer." Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Labour's David Lammy said young people were picking up knives for their own protection Cocaine was, he said, no longer "the preserve of the yuppie or the rich" and its increasing use in rural communities such as his Lancashire constituency was causing turf wars between different criminal gangs as they sought to enforce their so-called "county lines". "It is a high-margin, high-supply drug at the moment, and that is fuelling that increased violence. "With those serious organised criminals...they don't just put a 15-year-old in a house or they 'cuckoo' the house; they provide a weapon to enforce the drug line. "And sometimes, if the 15-year-old is not a willing participant, they will ruthlessly enforce that county line with violence, and they will kill those people and they'll kill the local drug dealers if they get in their way." 'Hidden in bushes' Promising that new measures to crack down on the possession of knives and a consultation on extending stop and search powers would be brought before Parliament within weeks, Mr Wallace warned the UK could not "arrest our way" out of some of challenges it faced. "I wish I had more money," he said. "I didn't come in here to cut things. There is sometimes a suggestion that we had a choice and we chose not to spend money." Mr Lammy said demand for drugs was "driving violence" and young people living on estates were picking up knives not because they were gang members but because they feared for their lives. "They are hiding them in bushes on the way to school and they're finding them on Saturdays and Sundays because they're scared," he said. The Tottenham MP suggested there was a racial dimension to how the issue was being treated, questioning whether the authorities would be talking about awareness-raising exercises and funding for at-risk children if "50 or 60 white middle-class young people were killed in Surrey or Kent in the space of five months". "This debate must also quite properly, as it has already done, land on the issue of whether in fact black lives matter in this country. "If we don't solve this problem by the autumn we will be over 100 - you heard it here first - young people, more than New York, dead in this country. "Do black lives matter or not? That is the question for the minister." His colleague Lyn Brown said for the past year her East Ham community had been "haunted" by violence as she read out the names of the nine young people killed since the start of 2017. View the full article Read this BBC: Sajid Javid pledges he is 'standing with' police in first speech The home secretary is to tell police officers he understands how “hard and horrible” their work can be because of watching his brother’s career. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/sajid-javid-home-secretary-police-brother-job-bas-federation-speech-a8364361.html Read this BBC :: Moped crime: New rules to protect police pursuit drivers Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-44204844 Read this Watch motorist's wrecking spree - which sparked terror alert in Blackpool Some interesting footage. What would your first reaction be? Possibly distressing for some, you will see some people get knocked over. https://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/crime/warning-distressing-content-watch-motorist-s-wrecking-spree-which-sparked-terror-alert-in-blackpool-in-full-1-9170764 Read this Rural police 'could routinely carry guns' Front-line officers in remote, rural communities could be routinely armed in order to deal with terror threats, police chiefs have said. The move is being considered by the National Police Chiefs' Council because of a lack of specialist counter-terrorist firearms officers. It comes after a drive to recruit these officers in England and Wales fell short by about 100. Police said arming officers in remote areas would be a last resort. Counter-terrorist specialist firearms officers (CTSFOs) are trained with special forces to deal with a raft of situations, including hostage rescues and terror attacks. Plans were put in place to bolster the UK's capacity for armed responses in the wake of the Paris terror attacks in 2015, in which 130 people died. Over the past two years, the Home Office has funded an extra 874 armed officers in England and Wales - bringing the total to more than 6,400 in April 2017. But on a practical level, police chiefs have estimated that in rural communities, such as Devon and Cornwall, a firearms unit could be between 30-70 miles away in the event of a major incident. Analysis By Danny Shaw, BBC News home affairs correspondent Two years ago, police warned that "unarmed and vulnerable" officers in rural communities would be "sitting ducks" in the event of a terror attack. Since then, huge investment and effort has gone into improving armed police capacity and capability, as the latest announcement shows - but gaps remain. Armed response vehicles (ARVs), which are intended to be first on the scene of a firearms incident, are an expensive asset, with 13 officers required to double-crew a vehicle 24 hours a day, seven days a week. That's why police chiefs are looking at alternatives to deploying ARVs in areas where there's a low risk of a terror attack, such as allowing front-line officers to carry guns. It goes against the grain of British policing for officers to be routinely armed, but there's increasing support for it among those polled in a Federation survey and it remains firmly on the table as an option. Simon Chesterman, National Police Chiefs' Council lead for armed policing, said: "Of course there are communities within England and Wales where an attack is highly unlikely. "But ultimately, if something does happen, we have got to be able to provide an armed response." Mr Chesterman said the training and demands of being a CTSFO meant there was a high turnover rate, and some officers were put off by the level of scrutiny that police face when police open fire in the line of duty. He explained that police chiefs had conducted "many layers of the analysis... to understand where is best to place these officers". Image copyrightPA Image captionThere remains a shortfall in the number of counter-terrorist marksmen "We can't put an armed police officer on every street corner everywhere across the whole of the United Kingdom, so what we've had to do is analyse the threat." He said discussions were ongoing in a "handful" of police forces over how to improve response times - and whether some form of routine arming might be appropriate. Mr Chesterman was clear that arming rural police forces "does not need to happen at the moment". "This is not, if you like, a favoured option," he told the BBC's Danny Shaw. "But I can't rule it out at this stage, in terms of making sure that all communities get the right level of protection from armed police." Around 90% of British police officers are currently unarmed. Any decision on arming officers is a matter for the chief constable of each of the 43 local forces covering England and Wales, as well as the national British Transport Police. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-44151242d Read this Read More Police News