Policing and protecting vulnerable people

The Police Foundation Annual Conference

Thursday 5 November 2015

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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: Police Federation speech - the Foundation responds...

Category: News

Police Federation Chairman Steve White’s assertion that the bobby on the beat is becoming an ‘endangered species’ due to government spending cuts is damning, however the Police Foundation’s recent review of the effectiveness of neighbourhood policing concludes that while there will be fewer officers, local policing will survive.

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News: New report on neighbourhood policing...

Category: News

Police forces across the country are faced with difficult spending choices due to budget cuts, including reviewing the role of neighbourhood policing. Our timely summary of the literature on neighbourhood policing covers its history, effectiveness and good practice and looks at how it might need to adapt in a rapidly changing world.

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Director's Blog: Five years on...key themes in policing

Category: Blog

In his last blog, as outgoing Director of the Police Foundation, John Graham reflects on five years of policing, from the big themes to the specific problems, including his own suggestions for improving policing. 

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Policing and protecting vulnerable people: our sixth annual conference 

We will hold our sixth annual conference on 5 November 2015 at the BT Auditorium in the city of London. It will provide 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.