Police Effectiveness

Police effectiveness – explored via projects, publications and blog content.


Published: 5th June 2017
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....
Published: 21st September 2018
This project examines the relationship between data-driven policing initiatives and the ability of the police to deliver public value. By data driven policing, we mean the current use of a...
Published: 5th June 2017
Andy Higgins and Gavin Hales of the Police Effectiveness in a Changing World project team look at the importance of neighbourhood policing in a changing world, focusing in particular on...
Published: 5th June 2017
Gavin Hales and Andy Higgins of the Police Effectiveness in a Changing World project team discuss the challenges of multi-agency working in a changing world and focus on some observations...


Published: 1st February 2017

This paper brings together key learning from the Police Foundation’s Police Effectiveness in a Changing World project.

Blog posts and news

Published: 29th October 2018
It’s a tricky business making recommendations in policing research. However robust your methodology, accurate your analysis or insightful your findings, if your suggestions for change aren’t feasible, or overlook the...