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.

The future of neighbourhood policing

Final report

Our major research project on the future of neighbourhood policing looked at what has happened to local policing since 2008 and presents a vision for the future.

Download our findings.

Innovation and learning in policing

Annual conference

This year’s conference will explore how far policing has come in supporting innovation and what more needs to be done in policy and in practice.

Register your interest now.