Police Effectiveness in a Changing World
A major project
The Police Foundation is running a major, four year project on police effectiveness in a rapidly changing world. Through the project, the police will identify how they, together with other agencies and the public, can best tackle crime at a time of unprecedented socio-economic, technological and political upheaval.
A changing world
Contemporary policing is currently facing some exceptional challenges as a result of global, economic, social and demographic changes, the introduction of a radically new approach to local accountability, and significant cuts to police budgets. The police must simultaneously respond to cross-border organised crime and local challenges such as antisocial behaviour, against a back-drop of rising crime driven by growing unemployment and financial hardship.
Developing innovative approaches to crime
Through this project, we aim to help the police identify how they can best respond to the demands and expectations of diverse communities and work effectively with other agencies and the public to reduce crime. The project, which is being conducted in Luton and Slough, will provide the police and their partner agencies with a unique opportunity to develop new and innovative approaches to engaging with the public and reducing crime.
We will develop a model of locally tailored, evidence based, practice development that can be applied elsewhere. The project findings will be fed into national and international debates about how the police can most effectively work with others to reduce crime and promote safer communities in a rapidly changing world.
Funded by an independent grant, this presents an exciting opportunity for the Police Foundation to work closely and collaboratively with the police and their partners to bring about positive changes on the ground, ultimately improving policing for the benefit of the public.
The project team is keen to engage with people who have an interest in the project. To find out more contact email@example.com.