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.

NEW: Reforming justice for the digital age

In collaboration with CGI we've launched our latest report Reforming justice for the digital age which looks at how digitisation will transform the criminal justice system, delivering better experiences for all users.


News: Digitisation to transform the UK’s criminal justice system...

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A new report from the Police Foundation and CGI sets out a vision for justice in the digital age. The report outlines the costs and inefficiencies caused by a paper-based system and details how digitisation, collaborative working practices, and technologies such as intelligent automation and Blockchain offer opportunities to resolve many of the

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News: The impact of organised crime in local communities...

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The Police Foundation and Perpetuity Research have published a final report from a two-year study on understanding the impact of serious organised crime in local communities and how this threat is tackled locally. 


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Latest from our blog: Police governance: considering Crompton

Posted by: Rick Muir

The Police Foundation's Director, Rick Muir, examines the implications for police governance arising from High Court judgement that the former Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Police was unfairly dismissed.   

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Policing and justice for a digital age

Watch footage from the Police Foundation's conference 'Policing and justice for a digital age'. 



Police effectiveness

We have completed a major five-year project on police effectiveness in a changing world.


Organised crime

Read the findings from our two-year project on the impact of serious organised crime in local communities.