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 and 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.
With the economic crisis placing increasing pressure on policing budgets, neighbourhood policing is in danger of being significantly eroded. The 16th Oxford Policing Policy Forum discussed whether neighbourhood policing has a future and, if so, what kind of future that might be.
News: Police force collaboration...
The Police Foundation has published an independent review of Warwickshire and West Mercia forces' Strategic Alliance, recognising it as a beacon of collaboration that other forces could do well to learn from.
Director's Blog: Policing in a changing world…
With more crime migrating online, John Graham argues that our police service needs to take a firm lead in developing a completely new model of policing that fully embeds cyber-policing into the role and function of every police officer.