The UK’s policing think tank

We are the Police Foundation, the UK’s policing think tank. We are the only independent body in the UK  that researches, understands and works to improve policing for the benefit of the public. Policing has never changed as fast and as much as it is today. All this makes the existence of an independent body that uses high quality evidence to deliver an impartial perspective on contemporary policing issues more important than ever.

Policing and young adults: developing a tailored approach

July 2018

Our latest research examines the current approach to policing young adults and looks at the case for taking a tailored approach to the 18-25 age group.


Innovation and learning in policing, 24 October, London

Annual conference

This year’s conference will explore how far policing has come in supporting innovation and what more needs to be done in policy and in practice.