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.

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News: What does an offender count really tell us about organised crime going on in communities?...

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Organised crime group offender counts tells us little about the true impact of organised crime - it is now time to turn the spotlight towards the harm caused to its victims and steer our resources here, argues our Senior Researcher Mike Skidmore.

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News: New research - Governance of supra-force specialist policing capabilities...

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The Police Foundation has published new research on the governance of specialist policing capabilities delivered above the level of individual police forces, with a particular emphasis on collaboration.

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Latest from our blog: An age-old problem on a new platform

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The shadowy figure lurking in the street is the traditional picture of stalking – but with the pseudo anonymity of the internet and 24/7 online access to victims, this crime is being transformed in scale and form. Dr Emma Short, discusses how the National Centre for Cyberstalking Research is working with the police to tackle it.

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Policing and justice for a digital age

Watch footage from the Police Foundation's conference 'Policing and justice for a digital age'. 



Police effectiveness

We have completed a major five-year project on police effectiveness in a changing world.


Organised fraud in local communities

Read our briefing on the link between organised crime and fraud.