Sponsored by Slater and Gordon Lawyers, Pocket Sergeant is the multi award-winning app for police officers, police staff, detention officers, PCSOs, law students, solicitors as well as any members of the public within England and Wales with an interest in the UK criminal justice system. Join our Pocket Sergeant Facebook group and have a say in what content / features you would like to see in the near future.

Pocket Sergeant enables you to;

* Search criminal law definitions and points to prove in England & Wales by name and Act / Section

* Police Regulations

* Police recruitment videos

* Learn whether there is sufficient to charge a suspect (offence specific)

* When a crime report should be submitted (offence specific)

* Customisable Contacts section containing police force and partner agency telephone numbers

* Keep your work life separate with the built in Calendar

* Witness statement checklists to ensure all key points are met

* CCCJS Codes

* Reference Library to view PDFs offline such as the PACE Codes of Practice

* Use Quick Scroll icons to find what information you want more quickly

* Increase / decrease font size

* Get In Touch section to offer any feedback

A valid subscription is required to receive legislative database updates - The subscription can be purchased within the app on a monthly automatically renewing basis. The subscription required is called "1 month auto renewing - LAW Database Update Subscription" - The subscription cost is £0.99 per month and a 1 month FREE trial is available for any new subscriber and will be credited on first subscription.

The subscription will automatically renew every 1 month unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period and will charge your iTunes account within 24 hours prior to the end of the current period. You may cancel or manage the subscription by going to the Account Settings on your device

Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable

Once a subscription has expired you will no longer receive updates to the LAW database. If no subscription is purchased the Database will not update past it's current state at 9:00am on 01/06/2017.

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NB - Pocket Sergeant covers UK law only

The content of Pocket Sergeant is provided for general information. The owner and developers do not accept any responsibility or liability for its use. By downloading and using Pocket Sergeant you agree to these Terms & Conditions.


Lincolnshire Tech Awards 2017 - Winner - Startup of the Year

Cambridgeshire Digital Awards 2016 - Gold Award Winner - Mobile App

Digital Entrepreneur Awards 2016 - Shortlisted - Best Digital Startup & Digital Innovation in the Public Sector

Northern Digital Award 2016 - Finalist - Best App

Cambridgeshire Digital Awards 2015 - Silver Award - Mobile App

Digital Entrepreneur Awards 2015 - Shortlisted - Technical Innovation Within the Public Sector

Appster Awards 2015 - Most Influential Startup

What’s New

Version 2.5.15

Search bar bug fix.

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
156 Ratings

156 Ratings

Mintyvision ,

Best of the bunch, but needs improving

This is the best of all of these apps and regularly updates with new information. I have found it very useful and do recommend it, however I still find myself needing to supplement it with IPlod on occasion when the info given is not clear or if it’s missing certain things, such as definitions for common law use of force which IPlod covers really well and is totally absent from this app.

Another example off the top of my head is nearly all legislation in the animals section is about badgers. It doesn’t have any information on far more common normal animal cruelty, only cruelty to badgers. I find this completely and utterly baffling. I’ve never even seen a badger. How much more common is badger abuse than standard animal cruelty?

As an app with a monthly subscription I’d rather not have to supplement it with other apps because it has gaps in its legislation, hence 4 stars. That being said for me it is an essential resource with very useful information, especially with expanded explanations of legislation and CCCJS codes. For what it is it is easily worth 99p a month.

Gibbsy-199191 ,

Fantastic App - Police Officer Review

This app is fantastic, and for 99p a month you can’t go far wrong. I use this every shift, if not more than a few times a day. I currently work within investigation and this is the perfect tool to stick on my desk whilst doing interview plans, looking for guidance, completing MG forms and even looking for CJS codes for building charges - this is just to name a few bits I use, but this app saves time looking through PNLD or flicking through Blackstones. What I like even more is that the creators have now got a Facebook page and they actively ask users to make suggestions for updates they’d like to see, and are always on hand to rectify any problems. I thoroughly promote use of this app to any Officers, Detectives, PCSO’s and Specials.

J7es5 ,

Top app

For those within the police this app is truly fantastic. It contains all the legislation and powers you could possibly need in a handy, easily accessible database. Yes, it does have a 99p per month subscription but that is truly worth it. The app is continually updated in line with changes within the law. This is unlike other law apps I have seen that are out of date. The reference library is especially useful with documents such as gravity matrix, PACE codes, charging guidance, and crime recording standards to name but a few. If you're on the front line this is the most useful app you can have. Don't be put of with 99p a month that you won't notice!


Paul Cooper
199.3 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
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In-App Purchases
  1. 1 month auto renewing - LAW Database Update Subscription £0.99


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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