Police Review
Popular British magazine Jane's Police Review to close after 118 years

Popular British magazine Jane's Police Review will close at the end of November after 118 years of publication.

"The magazine has enjoyed a long and rewarding history, providing the UK policing community with the highest quality news, information and training packages, but unfortunately changes in the marketplace mean that period is drawing to a close," said Group Publishing Director, Sean Howe, in an official statement.

The publication has been around since Jan. 2, 1893 and will officially close on Nov. 25, 2011.

IHS, the company which owns and produces the magazine, will stop publication of all the Police Review products and retire the product line including the magazine, website, police handbooks and Gala Awards.

The final hard copy of the magazine will be dated 25 November and the website will be shut down on Monday Nov. 28, 2011. The final issue of Police Product Review will be published on Nov. 18.

"We have come to this conclusion after a long period of careful consideration and we sincerely regret any inconvenience this will cause our loyal customers," said Mr Howe.

Subscribers will receive a pro-rata refund on the remainder of their subscriptions which could take between eight and 12 working weeks to process.

The publishers have thanked readers for their "loyal support" over the years and wished them well for the future.

IHS spokesperson David Pendery said in order to strengthen the focus on the core defense and security content in the IHS Jane's products, and invest in further enhancements in those areas, they had to reevaluate their full range of offerings. "We have enjoyed a long and rewarding history providing the UK policing community with the highest quality news, information and training packages, but we have determined that the Police Review products are no longer a strategic fit in our portfolio."

A host of fans and dedicated readers of Police Review expressed their disappointment in discovering the publication will close and shared their sentiments on Twitter.

Labour MP Yvette Cooper tweeted: "Sorry to hear of closure of Police Review - it will be great loss to serious discussion and debate on policing."

One fan tweeted: "Sad news from Police Review towers today" and another said "It's a tragedy Police Review is closing."

The closure of Police Review leaves just one dedicated police trade weekly in circulation - Police Professional.