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.

Latest research: A natural experiment in neighbourhood policing


Do you have views or experiences of how neighbourhood policing has changed, and where it might go next? Read more and get in touch with us.

News: New research - Governance of supra-force specialist policing capabilities...

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The Police Foundation has published new research on the governance of specialist policing capabilities delivered above the level of individual police forces, with a particular emphasis on collaboration.

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News: Reducing crime through innovation: the role of PCCs...

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In partnership with the Barrow Cadbury Fund, the Police Foundation held two roundtables which looked at how Police and Crime Commissioners can drive further reform and consider new and potentially radical avenues for change.

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Latest from our blog: How efficient and effective are the police?

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Professor Iain McLean of the Gwilym Gibbon Centre for Public Policy at Nuffield College, University of Oxford reflects on the findings of a recent project on value for money in British policing in a guest blog for the Police Foundation. 



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Policing and justice for a digital age

Watch footage from the Police Foundation's conference 'Policing and justice for a digital age'. 



Police effectiveness

We have completed a major five-year project on police effectiveness in a changing world.


Organised crime

Read the findings from our two-year project on the impact of serious organised crime in local communities.