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.

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The Police Foundation in collaboration with CGI, examined the costs and inefficiencies caused by a paper-based criminal justice system and looked at how digitisation, collaborative working practices, and technologies such...
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Police effectiveness has never been more important. Austerity now means that value for money is key and proving ‘what works’ through evidence based policing is being taken much more seriously....
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The Police Foundation and Perpetuity Research have completed a two-year study which focused on understanding the impact of serious organised crime in local communities and how this threat is tackled locally.
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Published: 20th October 2017
From looking at the headlines over the last 24 hours you would think the UK is in the middle of a crime wave. ‘Violent crime is up 19%’ screamed the Metro....
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Published: 22nd September 2017

In an age of anxiety about cyber security and online privacy blockchain appears to offer new solutions.

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Published: 14th September 2017
As the dust starts to settle following yesterday’s police pay settlement, several things seem to have come into stark relief. First, with no more money for policing it immediately became clear...
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Published: 14th July 2017
While most of us were focused on the fallout from the tumultuous general election result, on 9th June the High Court issued a judgment with significant implications for the power of police...