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: Reducing the impact of organised crime...

Category: News

The Police Foundation and Perpetuity Research have been granted funding for a two year project to conduct research on the impact of organised crime on vulnerable people and communities.

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News: Tackling domestic abuse ...

Category: News

The Oxford Policing Policy Forum, jointly hosted by the Police Foundation and the University of Oxford met to discuss 'Are we doing enough of the right things to tackle domestic abuse?'

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Director's Blog: Should the Met be abolished?

Category: Blog

With calls from some quarters for the abolition of the Met as police scandals mount up, John Graham suggests an alternative approach.

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Policing domestic violence: our fifth annual conference 

Our fifth annual conference will take place on 14 October 2014 at the BT Auditorium in the city of London and will provide an opportunity for the police and their partners to listen to some of the leading experts in the field. Bookings are not yet open, but if you would like to receive further information about this conference and other Police Foundation events, please sign up to our newsletter.


Police effectiveness

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



Our latest Briefing explores the legislation on CCTV and key issues arising from the use of cameras.