Constabulary is the longest-established independent magazine serving police employees in the UK, from the constable on the beat to the chief constable.
Founded in 1979 by a serving police officer, for three decades Constabulary was the largest police magazine written primarily by serving and retired police officers. Its editor-in-chief, Christopher Morgan-Locke, is a former police officer who was also a police trainer in the Nineties.
Now celebrating its 36th year, Constabulary will continue to be known for its high-profile interviews, police news, and its independent editorial stance. It remains the regular read of the Police Service in an ever-changing police environment.
While we took some time out to rebuild the magazine, we’ve had the introduction of Police & Crime Commissioners, ‘Plebgate’, the amalgamation of eight Scottish territorial police forces into one (Police Scotland), and unprecedented budget and workforce cuts for police services.
In addition to national and regional police news involving the Police Service today, Constabulary contains articles about police technology, training, sport, health, motoring, travel and finance.
For many years, Constabulary was one of the main vehicles for police transferee recruitment and also for promoting a wide range of benefits and discounts for the Police Service. We will be again.
A digital renaissance
Historically a print magazine with an auxiliary website, Constabulary is relaunching online in 2015 with daily rather than monthly updates, a weekly e-newsletter and regular in-depth reports. The use of mobiles within the police is now universal and with the next generation of digital-savvy officers joining the ranks this move online reflects natural changes in how police communicate and operate.