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