Welcome to PC-UK
Patron: Mr Adrian Whiting. Assistant Chief Constable, Dorset Police
Above: Police Car UK Stand At Event City Classic Car Show 2013
POLICE CAR UK is an organisation with the Police Officer very much at the heart of its foundations. An organisation with that crucial inside knowledge, bringing you up to date information on the very latest vehicles and equipment direct from the manufacturers and the forces themselves. We have established good links with special vehicle operatives within most of the UK’s leading Police vehicle providers.
PC-UK is aimed exclusively at the serving and retired Police officer and at those with a proven record in the preservation field, whether that’s as a car or bike owner, photographer or other archivist.
Our aim is to promote what is new in the Police service to provide you with the latest information on anything to do with Police transport and to preserve as best we can, our Police transport heritage for future generations to enjoy. The vast majority of our members are either serving or retired Police officers or staff. We are the people with the genuine, expert knowledge. You won’t find any pseudo experts here!
So what will membership of PC-UK bring to you?
A quality magazine “ON PATROL” published four times a year bringing you right up to date with the latest vehicles, equipment and advances in technology. This will include full road tests on the latest vehicles, comparison tests on current Police vehicles and the equipment carried. There will be in depth reporting on the future of our Police transport with a look at the Government’s proposals on vehicle selection, livery and force amalgamations. We will look at the new technology involved with reports on black box flight recorders, Sat-Nav systems and other initiatives. All brought to you from inside the Police service.
We will also look back at the classics and review some of the cars and motorcycles that are now legendary. Whether they were good, bad or just plain ugly we will bring you an insight into what they were like to drive and ride out on patrol. And we want to hear from you about some the vehicles you may have driven. Did you drive the Morris Marina and live to tell the tale? Did a Norton ever kick you back and break your right ankle? Were you a six-foot plus PC forced to drive a Mini panda car? Were you lucky enough to drive the Jaguar 340 on patrol or just unlucky and got the Austin “Landcrab” instead? Come and join us, tell us your story and we will publish it in our magazine “ON PATROL”.
We have a large and enthusiastic group of classic Police car and motorcycle owners, who meet at various Police open days and other events throughout the year. Their vehicles are restored to the very highest quality and have been meticulously researched in terms of equipment and detail. A full calendar of events for the coming months is published on this website.
We also report on the latest model car news, including inside information and release news from Britain’s leading diecast manufacturer Corgi.