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.
New research by the Police Foundation shows that neighbourhoods with more privately rented homes suffer from more burglaries and higher levels of violence ‘behind closed doors’.
News: Reflections on the Public Accounts Committee: police demand, resources, governance and accountability...
The Police Foundation's Deputy Director, Gavin Hales gives an analysis of evidence provided to date on police funding to the Commons Public Accounts Committee – covering police demand, resources, governance and accountability.
Latest from our blog: The reliability of memory in sexual abuse claims
Posted by: Dr Sarah Garner
Given the increasing pressure for police to bring the perpetrators of historical sexual abuse to justice Sarah Garner looks at the evidence on reliability of memory. With the risk that memory can become distorted over time, she argues that the police should properly trained and equipped to minimise the risk of gathering false evidence.