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 2.5.9

We have just made Pocket Sergeant more visual!
Shortly, we will also be adding Police Regulation content, police recruitment videos and interview plans!
In partnership with the College of Policing and police forces throughout England and Wales we be providing Interactive content which guides officers through specific tasks!

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5

137 Ratings

137 Ratings

Be Realistic!


This is nothing less than a superb app, even at 99pence per month!! Seriously, how many of you 'financially aware critics' drink coffee at the cost of almost £3-£4 per cup? Smoke or buy alcohol after a shift? All will cost considerably more than 99p per month, which incidentally is probably much less than the latest handset and tariff you're using to access ANY app!
Be realistic about your expectations! As a Duty Officer I use this app daily and it is exceptionally good compared to many others, including PNLD which despite its uses is INCREDIBLY difficult to navigate. I have never yet found a better more useful law app. If others have, then they're not using 'Pocket Sergeant' to its full potential. This app is more accessible than Blackstones and a complete set of those are over £100 each year.
If you work in the Police Service today, with the increasing rate of litigation and complaints we all face, you need to know the law, your powers and acts. All of which you'll find in this app. And before any states 'Oh yeah that's fine for you on an Inspectors salary' nearly everyone on my team earn more than me in OT, so forget that argument. Stop whinging, pay your dues. It's better value than Fed Subs!!

Developer Response

Kryton, well.... thank you for such a comprehensive review. I am delighted you rely on the app daily and of course identifying the app's strengths over other products. Thank you for your ongoing support. You have made some very valid points and I am pleased, Pocket Sergeant negates some of those potential issues! There is more to come from Pocket Sergeant!

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.

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
185.1 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
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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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