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: Organised crime and the adult sex market...

Category: News


Our latest briefing from our Organised Crime in Local Communities project examines the link between organised crime and the adult sex market, the harm it causes and how the police and their local partners should respond.

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News: Prioritisation: seven challenges for the police...

Category: News


PCCs and police forces have to decide which aspects of the police role are most important and where to prioritise their resources. Our latest paper from our Police Effectiveness in Changing World project identifies seven challenges confronting efforts to prioritise

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Latest from our blog: Organised crime on the doorstep – crime groups operating in the adult sex market

Posted by: Michael Skidmore


A Police Foundation and Perpetuity Research study has revealed that organised crime plays a major role in local off street sex markets. The study, based in Bristol, found not only a large number of brothels, but that very many of them were being managed by groups of offenders.

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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. 

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Police effectiveness

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

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Organised fraud in local communities

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