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.
Keith Bristow QPM, Director General of the National Crime Agency delivered the Police Foundation's 2014 John Harris Memorial Lecture on 'Policing by consent in the digital age' which presented the case for the public to support proportionate access to communications data.
News: New staff...
We are delighted to welcome Gavin Hales, our new Deputy Director. We also welcome Sarah Garner and Michael Skidmore who will be working on our latest project, Reducing the Impact of Serious Organised Crime on Local Communities.
Director's Blog: Is rural crime under-policed?
The NFU Mutual Insurance Society claims that rural crime costs have risen to £44.5 million. While rural crime is serious for those concerned, John Graham argues that decisions on allocating declining police resources should based on a rational assessment of threat, harm and risk rather than media headlines.