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.

A 'sexting' surge or a conceptual muddle?

Download the latest paper in the Perspectives on Policing series

Neighbourhood policing: a police force typology

Download the report

Police effectiveness in a changing world

Read the concluding reports from the Police Foundation’s five year project