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.

Police workforce diversity

The planned 20,000 uplift in police officer numbers over the next three years offers policing in England and Wales an opportunity to dramatically improve the diversity of its workforce.

Read our latest Perspectives on Policing paper on police workforce gender and ethnicity trends and the prospects for the future.

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Policing and the public

Understanding public priorities, attitudes and expectations

This paper provides 10 key insights about the challenge the police face in maintaining the support of the public while also meeting new threats.

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