About us

The College of Policing is a professional body for everyone working across policing. It is an operationally independent arm's-length body of the Home Office.

What we do

  • We connect everyone working in the police and law enforcement to understand their challenges.  
  • We use evidence-based knowledge in everything we develop.
  • We help police officers and staff; researchers, academics and learning providers; the international policing community; and the public.
  • We give a voice to professional policing on standards, skills and capabilities.

It is our role to support the police service to be better equipped to meet challenges while delivering the best possible service.

Chief Constable, Mike Cunningham, CEO

How we help

Support professional development

We set requirements, accredit, quality assure and deliver learning and professional development, promote diversity and wellbeing and help to nurture and select leaders at all levels.

Set standards

We set standards for key areas of policing which help forces and individuals provide consistency and better service for the public.
 

Share knowledge and good practice

We create and maintain easy access to knowledge, disseminate good practice, and facilitate the sharing of what works.

Our people

About 600 people work for the College of Policing across England and Wales. This includes seconded officers and staff from forces. We also have a network of associates that partner with us as trainers, coaches, assessors, designers, invigilators and expert witnesses.

Find out more about our people

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