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.

1979 - 2019

The Police Foundation is 40!

Policing and the public

Watch Sir George Hamilton QPM speak at our annual conference on gaining and retaining police legitimacy in post-conflict Northern Ireland.

Understanding the public's priorities for policing

What should the police prioritise?

We brought together focus groups of local residents to discuss policing in their area, gave them information about the realities of police demand and looked at how their views changed once they understood these competing issues more fully.

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