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.

Pension scams

With almost a thousand customers with combined savings of £54 million targeted by scammers last year, urgent and decisive action must be taken by the police, the government and the pensions industry to stop scammers stealing people’s life savings.

Read our latest report Protecting People’s Pensions: Understanding and Preventing Scams.

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The first report of the Strategic Review of Policing in England and Wales

This report from the first phase of the Strategic Review of Policing in England and Wales describes the public safety and security challenge and how policing has become more demanding as we look to the 2020s and 2030s.

Read the report