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Below is a selection of links to other websites or services. Please note that these are not endorsements (although I have used the services of some of the below organisations). I receive no payment or sponsorship for the below and am happy to add other organisations – please use the contact form to request this.

Promotion Exam Training & Support

checkmate training

Checkmate Training

You will be taught by the most expert crammer course lecturers in the country: Paul Connor - the author of the Blackstone’s Crime Manual, the co-author of the Blackstone's General Police Duties Manual and Consultant Editor of the Blackstone’s Police Manuals (the actual textbooks your examination is based on). Julianna Mitchell - a Barrister with three first-class law degrees including a Masters degree in Law from the University of Oxford. Together, Paul and Julianna have more experience than anyone else (gathered by teaching 100s of courses since 1999) in teaching SGT and INSP candidates about the law.

Police Pass

Police Pass

Police Pass is the largest provider of NPPF Step 2 Examination (formerly OSPRE Part 1) Sergeant and Inspector training in the country - over 40,000 officers have utilised our training products to prepare for the examination over the last decade. Our team consists of a Superintendent and a Chief Inspector who have both passed the examination themselves in the top 1% nationally, as well as a Detective Sergeant and a solicitor with over a decades' experience as a senior university law lecturer.

Promotion Interview Coaching/Training

Rank Success

Rank Success

Rank Success supports police officers aspirations to achieving promotion, from constable to sergeant and from sergeant to inspector ranks. This support is available in many forms; policing career focused coaching, mentoring, 'how-to' guides and workshops. All aimed to help officers get it right first time.

B Selected Police

B Selected Police

Police Promotion Success Our promotion coaching is underpinned by bselectedpolice’s 3 Pillars of Success©: Content, Structure and Delivery. When mastered, these three building-blocks will take you into the high-scoring zone.

Jobs - Within Policing

College Of Policing

College of Policing - Transferees

Find out about policing vacancies in the UK and abroad ​The College of Policing works with police forces and Police and Crime Commissioners to provide details of policing vacancies across all roles, ranks and grades, and for police transferees. This page also provides information on secondments to national and international police organisations.

Blue Line Jobs

Blue Line Jobs

Police and Criminal Justice job website. Jobs both within the world of policing/public sector and in the private sector.

Jobs - After/Outside The Police

Blue Line Jobs

Blue Line Jobs

Police and Criminal Justice job website. Jobs both within the world of policing/public sector and in the private sector.

Red Snapper Group

About the Red Snapper Group The Red Snapper Group (RSG) is a market leading staffing services provider, media and events business and education services provider to the law enforcement, cyber security, offender supervision and regulatory services work communities. We offer the full range of staffing services to provide our clients with a truly flexible approach. We have a proven track record for supplying individual recruitment outcomes on a job by job basis, for delivering large scale recruitment process outsource outcomes appointing hundreds of staff in short deadlines to leading on the provision of executive search services in our core markets. RSG owns a registered BTEC centre.



Niton 999 Equipment

When our MD, Tony, served in the military police and Sussex police, he knew that what any law enforcement professional needed most was reliable, durable and affordable gear. He founded Niton Equipment to provide quality equipment and clothing at reasonable prices.

Patrol Store

Patrol Store

Police Equipment, Military and Security Clothing Buy your security and police equipment at, the UK's leading security and police supplies shop. We specialise in providing top quality police boots, combat boots, police clothing and security uniforms. At Patrol Store we pride ourselves on our extensive collection of specially selected products at competitive prices. We have all the best patrol gear like handcuff keys, FPN holders, combat gloves, police manuals and much more – all with fast and reasonably priced delivery options. We are so confident our prices are the lowest around that if you find an item we stock cheaper anywhere else we will match the price and deliver it free! Purchases also come with our free exchange policy if you need a different size, colour or fit, so why shop anywhere else?


News on topics affecting policing; legislation changes, government decisions.........

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Link to our resource library - with key documents, links to other agencies and police forces as well as our legal database (registered users only)

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Links Page

Links Page Now in place

I have finally got around to adding the links page – this shows links to organisations who can offer serving and aspiring officers help and support for; promotion legal exam, promotion board, purchasing equipment etc… Please note that these links are not endorsements and that no payment or sponsorship is received from the organisations shown.

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Policing & Crime Act 2017

On Tuesday 31st January 2017, the government marked a major milestone as the Policing & Crime Bill recieved Royal Assent. The Bill amongst many other changes, will provide: an overhaul for how Police complaints are dealt with – to increase accountability Provide Chief Constables with greater scope to confer powers on Police Staff Allow the

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