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: PCC election results...

Category: News

On 5th May elections were held in 40 police force areas for Police and Crime Commissioners in England and Wales. 

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News: PhD studentship...

Category: News

Applications are invited for a fully-funded PhD studentship on big data and policing at the University of Bath, in partnership with the Police Foundation.



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Latest from our blog: Should officers being investigated for misconduct be allowed to apply for promotion?

Posted by: Gavin Hales

Gavin Hales suggests that the perception of double standards where officers under investigation are promoted presents a number of risks to credibility. 

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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.