The Police was born in the far 1976 on push of Stewart Copeland, an american drummer formerly in Curved Air. As he saw Sting playing in Newcastle with Last Exit, he persuaded him to move to London and, recruited the guitarist Henry Padovani, they start playing together, surely influenced by the Punk movement, that was very high in the city and was about to produce bands such as The Sex Pistols.

The start out is a single (Fall Out), produced by Illegal Records, a label managed by Stewart's brother (Miles, who later will be the band's manager). The song, clearly punk oriented, shows the first remarkable sign of Sting's vocal attitude. After this things don't go particulary well until the contribute to Strontium 90, a Mike Howlett's project that consisted in a single concert staged on the 29th of May 1977 in Paris. The guitarist is Andy Summers, an experienced musician ten years older than the other band members. He joins the band becoming the fourth Police member, since Henry Padovani decides to leave the band. The new line-up plays for the first time on 18th of August 1977 at "Rebecca", in Birmingham.

In the meantime, Miles Copeland finds a new label (A&M) for the next new single, Roxanne, a song that will be reminded as the one that opened to the band the door to celebrity. We have arrived in 1978, and it's when the band begins to work at Outlandos d'Amour that Stewart was replaced by Sting in the leadership of the band. It was the singer/bass player that will write most of the debut-album songs and this is what will happens even in their following works.

In the meanwhile, the "Wrigley's", a famous chewing-gums trade, asked the band for advertise its product. So ours accepted the offer, considering their financial difficulties too, and performed the matter having a blond-hair dyed, look they decided to keep up even during following periods.

Outlandos d'Amour is an lp in which we can find punk sounds but some different influences too, as reggae, rock and so on. The criticism didn't praise so much their work, but somehow it allowed them to cement their friendship and to get themselves better about the artistic point of view. To promote the album, was organized a world tour that trod U.S. stages too. The audience response was not a striking success, but when ours came back home were very pleased with themselves and above all with a lot of sketchy-songs which will be the framework of the next album.

In 1979 was given birth the second lp, Reggatta de Blanc, an album that bring them to perfection, and that is an improvement on their former work, mostly about the sound. This album enjoyed excellent reviews about the most of world-famous magazines and brought then to the consecration on the "musical Olympus". The promoter tour was a fairly good success and the audience was start to realize the triplet's potentialities.

In the same priod Sting began his actor's carrier acting "Ace Face" in a movie entitled "Quadrophenia" (1979).

The following album, Zenyattą Mondatta, represents ours three in the middle of a standstill, due to the continuous searching of new sounds and musical effects, similar to those played on the previous lp, but with less feeling and originality than in former times. Nevertheless sales rose dizzily and the band increased its popularity. Furthermore box-offices and concerts were crowded by fans. We have arrived in 1980 and will be passed just one year before the new publication of the band.

Th fourth work of the triplet, Ghost In The Machine, as a matter of fact is dated 1981, and its title came from a literary work of the philosopher Arthur Koestler, which represents a main moment in searching of new sonorous horizons and in a consequent on giving themselves up to that making music easier used on the first three albums. In the new songs now we can find keyboards, saxophones and many effects that help to brighten up the sound, really already tried, of the band. Moreover the plitical matter shines through many lyrics and indicates the Sting's role of committed artist, that will be increased, in the following years, for so many different causes.

1982 is an year in which The Police, strangely, didn't publish any album, yet They composed some songs (like How Stupid Mr Bates, A kind Of Loving e I Burn For You), which will appear on the Brimstone & Treacle soundtrack, published by the same label of the band.

In 1983 was given birth their fifth and last work, Synchronicity, which, one more time, makes itself stand out for the changed directions of themes contained in lyrics: these are adressed now to the analysis of particular phenomenons as just the "Synchronicity" theorized by the famous philosopher Carl Gustav Jung, or the tratment of some human relationships, the main of those is, of couse, love. By the musical point of view there are always innovating-sounds experiments (as Walking in Your Footsteps).

In this period Police touches the top of its celebrity, playing in front of a crowd of 70.000 at Shea stadium, that 13 years before had been stage for a remarkable show of; The Beatles. Anyway, because of never ending quarrels and argues, relationships beetween the band's member start cracking , the consequence is that the three decide to split up and go on with separated careers.

The Police has been elected best English band during "Annual Brit Awards" in 1982 and won the "Career Brit" (The Career's award) in 1985 for the contribute given to English music.

The Police plays together for the last time on the 11th of June 1986 in Atlanta at the Amnesty International's all-star tour, then they enter in studio, a month later, with the purpose of recording a new album, but the only result will be just a new version of Don't Stand So Close To Me.

The Police reunited two times between 1986 and 2006: first time in 1992 at Sting's wedding; the second time in 2003 for the induction in the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame.
In 2007 The Police reunited for the 30th years anniversary from the publication of their first single and made a world tour.