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.

1979 - 2019

The Police Foundation is 40!

Policing and the public

Engaging communities in changing times: Annual Conference, 26 November 2019

This year we’ll explore the role of community engagement and its importance to the challenges and opportunities the police face, both now and in the future.

Book now!

John Harris Memorial Lecture

Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick gives our 2019 lecture

The Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police speaks about public trust in the digital age and how the police can make better use of data to tackle crime.

Listen to the speech