Improving policing and reducing crime

The Police Foundation is the only independent think tank focused entirely on developing knowledge and understanding of policing and crime reduction and challenging the police service and the government to improve policing for the benefit of the public. The Police Foundation acts as a bridge between the public, the police and the government, while being owned by none of them.

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News: Police leadership roundtable...

Category: News

As part of the College of Policing's Leadership Review, the Police Foundation hosted a roundtable discussion with senior stakeholders to consider the future of police leadership. 

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News: Sara Thornton CBE QPM to deliver the Foundation's Annual Lecture...

Category: News

Chief Constable Sara Thornton CBE, QPM, incoming Chair of the National Police Chiefs' Council will be delivering the Police Foundation's John Harris Memorial Lecture.

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Director's Blog: A property crime epidemic?

Category: Blog

A recent report by the Rt. Hon. David Lammy MP, 'Taking Its Toll: the regressive impact of property crime in Britain' reads more like a political manifesto than a sound set of evidence-based recommendations on tackling property crime, says John Graham.  

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Innovations in policing domestic abuse: our fifth annual conference 

Our fifth annual conference took place on 14 October 2014 at the BT Auditorium in the city of London and provided an opportunity for the police and their partners to listen to some of the leading experts in the field. 



Police effectiveness

We are running a major, four year project on police effectiveness in a changing world.


Policing domestic abuse

Our latest Briefing looks at the legislation and the key issues surrounding the policing of domestic abuse.