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.

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News: Does neighbourhood policing have a future?...

Category: News

With the economic crisis placing increasing pressure on policing budgets, neighbourhood policing is in danger of being significantly eroded. The 16th Oxford Policing Policy Forum discussed whether neighbourhood policing has a future and, if so, what kind of future that might be.

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News: Police force collaboration...

Category: News

The Police Foundation has published an independent review of Warwickshire and West Mercia forces' Strategic Alliance, recognising it as a beacon of collaboration that other forces could do well to learn from. 

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Director's Blog: Transforming policing

Category: Blog

The College of Policing’s recent analysis of demand on the police service shows that much of police work is now focused on public protection issues, rather than on tackling crime. John Graham argues that a wholesale transformation of the service is required with an increasing focus on harm and risk. 

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Innovations in policing domestic abuse: our fifth annual conference 

Our fifth annual conference took place on 14 October 2014 at the BT Auditorium in the city of London and provided an opportunity for the police and their partners to listen to some of the leading experts in the field. 



Police effectiveness

We are running a major, four year project on police effectiveness in a changing world.


Policing domestic abuse

Our latest Briefing looks at the legislation and the key issues surrounding the policing of domestic abuse.