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: So a large portion of fraud is linked to organised crime - what are the implications for the police?...

Category: News

New research by the Police Foundation and Perpetuity Research estimates that between 31 and 45% of fraud is linked to organised crime. The Police Foundation's senior research officer, Mike Skidmore calls for a police response that recognises the substantial harms caused by fraud and embraces more preventative interventions.

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News: Police Effectiveness in a Changing World...

Category: News

We explore the many aspects of change impacting on the police service in our first paper from our Police Effectiveness in a Changing World project


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Latest from our blog: The changing world, not funding cuts is the greatest test the police face

Posted by: Rick Muir

The Police Foundation's Director, Rick Muir, argues that funding cuts are not the most significant challenge the police face. A far bigger test is the changing world the police inhabit.

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Policing and justice for a digital age

Our next annual conference will take place on 1 December 2016 at the BT Auditorium in the city of London and will focus on 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.