Policing Insight

Policing Insight is published by CoPaCC, an independent organisation established shortly after the first Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) elections in November 2012 to monitor policing governance in England and Wales.

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We were commissioned to launch a publishing website and weekly newsletter covering news, analysis and opinion on policing governance, policy, and finance.

to generate a pipeline of visitors to the website to register and then upgrade to a paid subscription to the exclusive reports and paid content.

Content ranges from free and short open articles and news stories, with selected featured articles at the top of each category.

Users can register for an account with Policing Insight for free of charge. This entitles users to access selected subscriber articles and reports. If the user isnt logged in they will be presented with a register form or subscribe call to action.

Visit the Policing Insight Website website


Bernard Rix
Becki Sneap and Joe Buckle at Whitefire have provided my organisation, CoPaCC, with truly superb service in developing for us our new policing-focused magazine website, PolicingInsight.com. I unreservedly recommend Whitefire to any organisation looking for expert website development support.

Bernard Rix
Publisher, Policing Insight Magazine

Easy content management for publishing

The CMS has made the site easy to manage and produce professional results with strict resources.

  • Articles can easily be marked in the admin as either OPEN, REGISTERED, or SUBSCRIBED.
  • Articles can be marked as a sticky and featured on the homepage.
  • The administrators have a separate area to upload content for the media monitor and reports.
  • Full subscription administration in the back end.


WordPress Hosting, Support & Maintenance

We continue to support the hosting infrastructure on Linode. We have built up the infrastructure to handle heavy traffic.

We maintain the software and update this on a weekly basis to ensure the website is secure and fast. We also monitor performance and tweak behind the scenes so that the client doesn’t need to worry about this. We also provide advice & support for the website on an ongoing basis.

Users have a professional, attractive and easy to use website that looks one produced by a far larger publisher. The site has already been a success with nearly 5,000 unique visitors in the first month and over 25,000 page views.

Online Subscriptions

After a successful launch and the continued growth in 2015, we have launched phase 2 which includes a full subscription system.

The site now features various subscription packages for Articles Only Subscription, Premium Subscriptions for Full access as well as the FREE access.

The subscriptions hook seamlessly with the API from the STRIPE payment system.

By using Stripe, we have full control of how the front end looks. It’s fully PCI compliant, easy to use and a cost effective way to implement one off payments or recurring subscriptions.

We want to help create a positive experience for your audience to help maximise subscriber growth.

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