Improving policing and reducing crime

The Police Foundation is the only independent think tank focused entirely on developing knowledge and understanding of policing and crime reduction, while challenging the police service and the government to improve policing for the benefit of the public. The Police Foundation acts as a bridge between the public, the police and the government, while being owned by none of them.

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News: Where next for PCCs?...

Category: News

In advance of the 2016 elections, the Police Foundation and Oxford University's jointly-hosted Oxford Policy Forum met to discuss what PCCs had achieved over the last four years and to consider how their role should evolve into the 2020s. 


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News: Who's standing in the PCC elections?...

Category: News

We're tracking candidates who are standing in the Police and Crime Commissioner elections on 5th May  2016.

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Latest from our blog: Making sense of ‘senseless’ youth violence

Posted by: Gavin Hales

Drawing on his research on gun crime, gangs and violence, Gavin Hales attempts to make sense of the most serious kinds of youth violence and suggests how policy might accommodate a deeper understanding of this kind of crime.

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Policing and protecting vulnerable people: our sixth annual conference 

We held our sixth annual conference on 5 November 2015 at the BT Auditorium in the city of London on the theme of policing and protecting vulnerable people. 



Police effectiveness

We are running a major, four year project on police effectiveness in a changing world.


Policing domestic abuse

Our latest Briefing looks at the legislation and the key issues surrounding the policing of domestic abuse.