Welcome to PoliceUK.com

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.

The PoliceUK Forum was launched on May 2003 and has become the most popular area of the site. The site has 8,000 registered members who have contributed almost 150,000 posts to nearly 11,000 topics. We have a diverse range of users in the forum, from those who are interested but are yet to apply, to experienced Constables with several years service. If you have a recruitment related question but cannot find the answer at PoliceUK then you are bound to find the answer in the PoliceUK Forum.

We here at PoliceUK love to hear your views about the site. What have we got right? What could be better? Use the Guestbook or contact us by Email through the Contact Page.

BBC: Brexit: Broad agreement to pay more as UK leaves, the BBC understands Brexit: Broad agreement to pay more as UK leaves, the BBC understands 20 November 2017 From the section UK Politics Related TopicsBrexit Image copyright EPA There is broad agreement among ministers that the government should increase its financial offer to the EU as the UK leaves, the BBC understands. But this is only in return for the EU moving on in December to talks about a future trade deal and an implementation phase after the UK's departure in 2019. And there was no substantial discussion of possible amounts that could be paid at a cabinet committee meeting. The meeting was held to try to make progress on stalled Brexit talks. The BBC understands there were tensions at the two-hour meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Theresa May, over the future role of the European Court of Justice. It is understood that ministers concluded there is the possibility that the talks with the EU will move on to the next phase in December but "we are not going to move on our own". View the full article Read this BBC: Gaia Pope struggled with health before her death, father says Gaia Pope struggled with health before her death, father says 20 November 2017 From the section Dorset Image copyright PA Image caption Gaia Pope's body was found 11 days after she went missing Teenager Gaia Pope had "struggled" with health issues before her death, her father has said. Police are treating the 19-year-old's death as "unexplained" after her body was found in a field near Swanage on Saturday. Her father Richard Sutherland, said his daughter had had "a lot of issues" and "clearly just couldn't cope with that." Three people who were arrested on suspicion of her murder will face no further action, police said earlier. Paul Elsey, 49, his mother Rosemary Dinch, 71, and her 19-year-old grandson, Nathan Elsey, were all questioned about Ms Pope's disappearance. Image copyright PA Image caption Miss Pope's body was found close to where items of her clothing were discovered two days earlier Her body was found 11 days after she was reported missing in Swanage, on 7 November. A post-mortem examination did not identify any injuries to suggest the involvement of other people, Dorset Police said. The force is awaiting the results of toxicology tests. Paul's father, Greg Elsey, said Ms Pope was clearly "on the verge of a nervous breakdown" when she visited Mrs Dinch in an agitated state on the day she disappeared. He said her health problems included a previous breakdown as well as epilepsy. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionGaia Pope's family give statementIn a statement, Ms Pope's mother Natasha described her daughter as "a light that will radiate for all eternity". "A wise, magnificent soul that burns far too bright for this world," she said. "Her spirit overflows with love and compassion for others. Gaia our free spirit, our wild pony." 'Very vulnerable' Mr Sutherland thanked the emergency services and members of the public who joined searches for his daughter. He said his daughter had "happy moments... right up into the end of her life", despite her health problems. Her cousin Marienna Pope-Weidemann said Ms Pope had been "very, very vulnerable, but such an inspiration". She said she was determined that "lessons will be learned" from Ms Pope's death. Visibly upset, she said: "It should not have taken 11 days to find her so close and we need to know why." Image copyright PA Image caption Gaia Pope's father Richard Sutherland thanked members of the public before a community search on Saturday Following her disappearance, searches by police, the coastguard and police helicopter - along with hundreds of volunteers - were carried out in the Swanage area. On Thursday, police discovered clothing belonging to Ms Pope on open land outside the town. Her body was found two days later in the same area. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Search and rescue teams scoured the open space above the cliffs near Swanage View the full article Read this BBC: Three face no action over Gaia Pope death 20 November 2017 From the section Dorset Related TopicsGaia Pope disappearance Image copyright PA Image caption Gaia Pope's body was found 11 days after she went missing Three people who were held over the death of teenager Gaia Pope will face no further action, police have said. Paul Elsey, 49, his mother Rosemary Dinch, 71, and her 19-year-old grandson, Nathan Elsey, were all arrested on suspicion of murder. They were questioned by detectives over the disappearance of 19-year-old Miss Pope, who went missing from Swanage, Dorset, on 7 November. Her body was found on Saturday in a field near the town. A post-mortem examination was conducted on Sunday but did not identify any injuries to suggest the involvement of other people, Dorset Police said. The force is treating the death as "unexplained" pending toxicology results. Image copyright PA Image caption A police cordon was set up in a field near Swanage after Miss Pope's clothing was found on Thursday Det Supt Paul Kessell, of Dorset Police said: "Following the results of the post-mortem examination and other ongoing investigative enquiries, we have concluded that no-one else was involved in Gaia's death. "As such we have today released from our investigation two men aged 19 and 49 and a 71-year-old woman, all from Swanage, who had been arrested and were assisting with our enquiries. "I appreciate our enquiries would have caused these individuals stress and anxiety, however we have an obligation in any missing person investigation to explore every possible line of enquiry. "The public would expect Dorset Police to fully investigate the sudden disappearance of a teenage girl. Our aim was not only to find Gaia but to find out what happened to her. "Gaia's family has been informed of this latest development and our thoughts remain with all her family and friends at this incredibly difficult time." Image caption People in the town came together at the church to say prayers and light candles on Sunday night Following her disappearance, searches by police, the coastguard and police helicopter - along with hundreds of volunteers - were carried out in the Swanage area. On Thursday, police discovered clothing belonging to Miss Pope on open land outside Swanage. Her elder sister, Clara Pope-Sutherland, said the 19-year-old was the "light of my life" and "intelligent, beautiful and emotionally wise". On Sunday evening a church service was held at St Mary's Church in Swanage with candles lit in memory of Miss Pope. The search for Gaia Pope Image copyright Gaia Pope 7 November: Miss Pope is driven by a family member from Langton Matravers to Swanage. At 14:55, she is seen on CCTV at St Michael's Garage buying ice cream. The last confirmed sighting is at 16:00 at an address in Manor Gardens on Morrison Road 8 November: Her family makes a plea through police for her to make contact. Dorset Police says it is "becoming increasingly concerned" 9 November: Searches by police, the coastguard and force helicopter are carried out in the Swanage area. Miss Pope's relatives release a statement saying they are "frantic with worry" 10 November: CCTV footage shows Miss Pope on Morrison Road, Manor Gardens, at 15:39 on 7 November 13 November: Rosemary Dinch and Nathan Elsey are arrested on suspicion of murder and released under investigation 14 November: Searches continue with the coastguard and volunteers from Dorset Search and Rescue and Wessex 4x4 15 November: CCTV images of Miss Pope at St Michael's Garage are released. Searches continue to concentrate inland 16 November: Paul Elsey is arrested on suspicion of murder. Miss Pope's clothing is discovered in a field near Swanage and a police cordon is set up 17 November: Mr Elsey is released under investigation 18 November: Police discover a body near the coast path and a field close to where her clothing was found 20 November: Police announce Paul Elsey, Ms Dinch, and Nathan Elsey are to face no action View the full article Read this BBC: Brexit divorce bill: Theresa May to hold 'inner cabinet' talks Brexit divorce bill: Theresa May to hold 'inner cabinet' talks 20 November 2017 From the section UK Related TopicsBrexit Image copyright EPA Theresa May is to hold an "inner cabinet" meeting in a bid to make progress on stalled EU negotiations. The agenda will include the issue of the Brexit divorce bill, which the EU says must be resolved before it will discuss a trade agreement with the UK. Downing Street has refuted claims that the UK plans to double its initial offer to the EU of £38bn. EU Council President Donald Tusk has given Mrs May a deadline of early December to increase the UK's offer. Mr Tusk said the issue of the Irish border also needed to be settled before negotiators could move onto the next phase of Brexit talks, covering the UK's future relations with the EU. View the full article Read this BBC: 'No others involved' in Gaia Pope's death 'No others involved' in Gaia Pope's death 19 November 2017 From the section England There were no injuries to suggest "any other person was involved" in the death of missing teenager Gaia Pope, police have said. The 19-year-old's body was found in a field near Swanage 11 days after she was last seen in the town. Dorset Police said a post-mortem examination "has not identified any injuries to suggest any other person was involved" in her death. This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. You can receive Breaking News on a smartphone or tablet via the BBC News App. You can also follow @BBCBreaking on Twitter to get the latest alerts. View the full article Read this BBC: Budget 2017: Plans to build 300,000 homes a year Budget 2017: Plans to build 300,000 homes a year 19 November 2017 From the section Business Related TopicsBudget 2017 Image copyright PA Philip Hammond says next week's Budget will set out how the government will build 300,000 new homes a year. But the chancellor said there was no "single magic bullet" to increase housing supply and the government would not simply "pour money in". Ministers want to speed up developments where planning permission has been granted and give more help to small building firms, he added. Labour says ministers "still have no plan to fix the housing crisis". The shortage of housing is expected to be one of the themes of Wednesday's Budget, with Mr Hammond under pressure to ease the difficulties faced by first-time buyers trying to get a deposit. Speaking on the BBC's Andrew Marr Show, the chancellor said it was "not acceptable" that young people find it so hard to buy a home, and promised to set out how the government would keep its "pledge to the next generation". He did not commit to the £50bn reportedly being demanded by Communities Secretary Sajid Javid to finance a house-building drive, but committed to the target of 300,000 new homes. He insisted the government was delivering new homes at record levels, with 217,350 "additional dwellings" in England last year, but acknowledged more needed to be done. Javid: Borrow more to build houses Kuenssberg: The Tories' housing debates The Budget: What we know already Focusing on sites where planning permission has been granted, he said the government would use the "powers of state" to get "missing homes built". It also plans to pay to clean up polluted industrial sites for house building, get town hall bosses to allocate small pockets of land to small developers and guarantee loans by banks to small house builders, he said in an interview with the Sunday Times. The chancellor's Budget speech is also expected to include: £75m for artificial intelligence £400m for electric car charge points £100m to boost clean car purchases £160m for next-generation 5G mobile networks across the UK £100m for an additional 8,000 fully-qualified computer science teachers supported by a new National Centre for Computing A retraining partnership between the TUC (Trade Union Congress), CBI (Confederation of British Industry) and the government £76m to boost digital and construction skills Image caption The government wants to improve access to finance for businesses to build electric car charge points The chancellor is also expected to announce regulation changes to allow developers to apply to test driverless vehicles. Writing in the Sun on Sunday, he said investment would "prepare the ground" for the cars to be on roads by 2021. Green light for driverless car testing Tories, Labour and the big Budget battle lines Labour shadow chancellor John McDonnell said the Budget needed to show a "genuine, decisive change of course" and not "empty promises". Writing in the Sunday Mirror, he said the chancellor had an opportunity to address the consequences of his austerity programme. View the full article Read this BBC: Gaia Pope: Sister says teenager was 'light of my life' Gaia Pope: Sister says teenager was 'light of my life' 19 November 2017 From the section Dorset Related TopicsGaia Pope disappearance Image copyright PA Image caption Gaia Pope was last seen in Swanage on 7 November The sister of Gaia Pope has described the teenager as the "absolute light of my life", after police found a body on Saturday. Clara Pope-Sutherland said her sister was "intelligent, beautiful and emotionally wise", in a tribute to the 19-year-old from Dorset. The body was found at about 15:00 (GMT) near Swanage, close to where items of her clothing were found on Thursday. Dorset Police said it was "confident" it was the missing woman. Miss Pope had not been seen for 11 days before the discovery of the body near the coast path. Det Supt Paul Kessell, of Dorset Police's major crime investigation team, said a post-mortem examination would take place and forensic examinations would continue. "This will guide the investigation in respect of the circumstances of the death, which at this time remains unexplained," he said. Det Supt Kessell said all the clothing had been found and the public was no longer needed to help with the searches. He said Miss Pope's family was being supported by specially-trained officers. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionGaia Pope's cousin and sister spoke after the body was foundMiss Pope's cousin, Marienna Pope-Weidemann, said: "We are absolutely devastated and unable to put those feelings of loss into words. "Our little bird has flown, but she will always be with us." 'Community spirit' The teenager's body was discovered by police on Saturday afternoon as local people took part in three mass searches of land around Swanage. Addressing those volunteers who searched, her sister said everyone's hard work had been "absolutely worth it". It had been a "ray of light" in the nightmare, said Miss Pope-Weidemann. During the search for Miss Pope three people were arrested on suspicion of murder and released under investigation. They were 71-year-old Rosemary Dinch; her 49-year-old son Paul Elsey; and her 19-year-old grandson Nathan Elsey - all of whom were known to Miss Pope. Image copyright Matt Cardy/Getty Images Image caption Land close to where the items of clothing were found was searched The search for Gaia Pope Image copyright Gaia Pope 7 November: Miss Pope is driven by a family member from Langton Matravers to Swanage. At 14:55, she is caught on CCTV at St Michael's Garage buying ice cream. The last confirmed sighting is at 16:00 at an address in Manor Gardens on Morrison Road 8 November: Her family makes a plea through police for her to make contact. Dorset Police says it is "becoming increasingly concerned" 9 November: Searches by police, the coastguard and force helicopter are carried out in the Swanage area. Miss Pope's relatives release a statement saying they are "frantic with worry" 10 November: CCTV footage shows Miss Pope on Morrison Road, Manor Gardens, at 15:39 on 7 November 13 November: Rosemary Dinch and Nathan Elsey are arrested on suspicion of murder and released under investigation 14 November: Searches continue with the coastguard and volunteers from Dorset Search and Rescue and Wessex 4x4 15 November: CCTV images of Miss Pope at St Michael's Garage are released. Searches continue to concentrate inland 16 November: Paul Elsey is arrested on suspicion of murder. Miss Pope's clothing is discovered in a field near Swanage and a police cordon is set up 17 November: Mr Elsey is released under investigation 18 November: Police discover a body near the coast path and a field close to where items of her clothing were found on Thursday View the full article Read this BBC: Body found in missing Gaia Pope search 18 November 2017 From the section England Image copyright PA Image caption Gaia Pope was last seen in Swanage on 7 November A body has been found on land near Swanage in the hunt for missing teenager Gaia Pope. Dorset Police said they are "confident" the remains are that of the 19-year-old, who has been missing for 11 days. Officers made the discovery near a coastal path and field where items of her clothing were found on Thursday. Three people have previously been arrested on suspicion of murder and released while inquiries continue. This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. You can receive Breaking News on a smartphone or tablet via the BBC News App. You can also follow @BBCBreaking on Twitter to get the latest alerts. View the full article Read this Read More Police News