Recommended to new police officers by their training departments, Pocket Sergeant has become the biggest user- led policing app.
It is the, “go to” 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 closed Facebook group and have a say in what content / features you would like to see. Users have shaped the app into what it is today.
Pocket Sergeant enables you to;
* Search criminal law definitions and points to prove in England & Wales by name and Act / Section
*Search crimes by key words
*Print / share crimes
* What3Words integration
* Cake offences
* Night Mode option
* Case file help
* 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)
* 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
In order to keep the app evolving at such a fast rate, we introduced a small subscription for users who wished to received regular legislative updates.
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.
Please visit our website: www.pocketsergeant.co.uk
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.
Micro Business of the Year 2020 - Finalist - Lincs Digitial and Tech Awards
Digital Entrepreneur Awards 2019 - Finalist - Best Mobile App
Stamford Mercury Awards 2019 - Winner - Business Innovation
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
- Minor bug solve & improvements
Ratings and Reviews
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.
A real shame. A very useful and user friendly app has been spoiled.
Constant requests for subscription, which I will not do having bought a 'paid for' app. Since these requests started, the app crashed whenever you type a single letter into the search bar. Extremely frustrating and renders the app all but useless.
**update** As per above review really...
Still had no updates due to not paying and the bugs are of course are still there.. I have looked at the developers responses to other criticisms of the subscription costs, but sadly, although I sympathise, I don’t believe it makes it right. When you choose to create an app with what clearly has a relatively limited target market, you have to consider that at some point ‘new’ users paying enough to fund development will dry up. Having paid for the app when there was no mention of a monthly fee, it really is a case of moving the goal posts. If new terms were created including monthly fees and new folk bought it, then use that as the source of income, but changing the cost after taking the initial payment under a different set of terms is unfair.
If the developer joined the job under the old pension scheme, I do hope that he/she is happily accepting that he/she is now on the new pension scheme and will NOT be claiming for what they previously paid in to and will accept what they are given because ‘needs must’...
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!
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- Paul Cooper
- 166.5 MB
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 10.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with the Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- 12+ Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
- © 2019 Pocket Sergeant
- In-App Purchases
- 1 month auto renewing - LAW Database Update Subscription £0.99
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.