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.

Annual Conference 2017

29 November 2017 – 9.30am – 5.00pm

Early bird tickets available. Theme: “Networked Policing: effective collaboration between the police, partners and communities”.

The Police Foundation in collaboration with CGI, examined the costs and inefficiencies caused by a paper-based criminal justice system and looked at how digitisation, collaborative working practices, and technologies such...
Police effectiveness has never been more important. Austerity now means that value for money is key and proving ‘what works’ through evidence based policing is being taken much more seriously....
The Police Foundation and Perpetuity Research have completed a two-year study which focused on understanding the impact of serious organised crime in local communities and how this threat is tackled locally.
Blog post
Published: 26th June 2017
Donald Rumsfeld famously spoke about ‘known knowns…things that we know that we know’, ‘known unknowns’, the things we ‘know…we do not know’ and ‘unknown unknowns’, the things ‘we don’t know we don’t know’. In recent years policing’s grasp of...
Blog post
Published: 16th June 2017
The internet has liberated human beings to trade, cooperate and exchange ideas to a degree unparalleled in human history. However like all technological advances the internet has liberated the human...
Blog post
Published: 12th April 2017
The Neighbourhood Policing Programme (NPP), which ended eight years ago, provided English and Welsh police forces with a broadly consistent jigsaw of neighbourhood policing teams, tasked to deliver visible reassurance,...
Blog post
Theme: Brexit
Published: 31st March 2017
This week the Prime Minister triggered the start of negotiations which will lead to Britain leaving the European Union. It has been widely noted that in her letter the Prime Minister mentioned...
14th September 2017
29th November 2017
Early bird tickets available for “Networked Policing: effective collaboration between the police, partners and communities” The first 50 delegates to book will secure a place at our reception in the BT...
Multiple Dates
Policing has never changed as fast and as much as it is today: the service must not only adapt to a major reform programme but also work within tighter budgets while...