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.
The Police Foundation’s mission
- To pose challenging questions and promote debate on policing, police reform and tackling crime
- To provide commentary, knowledge and insight into contemporary policing issues
- To improve practice in policing and crime reduction through research, consultancy and training.
On 5th May voters will go to the polls to choose their next Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs). As two long standing but friendly critics of PCCs, the Police Foundation's Director, Rick Muir and Ian Loader, Professor of Criminology at the University of Oxford argue that four years on it is time to embrace the idea of PCCs.
News: Where next for PCCs?...
In advance of the 2016 elections, the Police Foundation and Oxford University's jointly-hosted Oxford Policy Forum met to discuss what PCCs had achieved over the last four years and to consider how their role should evolve into the 2020s.
Latest from our blog: A window of opportunity for sensible debate? The fall in crime as a national concern...
Posted by: Gavin Hales
Gavin Hales argues that falling public concern about crime, the focus for political debate and points scoring, presents an unusually good opportunity for sensible debate about policing, crime and the criminal justice system.