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.

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News: Police Effectiveness in a Changing World...

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We explore the many aspects of change impacting on the police service in our first paper from our Police Effectiveness in a Changing World project


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News: Key lessons for newly elected PCCs...

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We have published a set of key findings and recommendations for newly elected PCCs to assist them in developing the internal capacity and key relationships in their expanding role.

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Latest from our blog: The changing world, not funding cuts is the greatest test the police face

Posted by: Rick Muir

The Police Foundation's Director, Rick Muir, argues that funding cuts are not the most significant challenge the police face. A far bigger test is the changing world the police inhabit.

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Policing and protecting vulnerable people: our sixth annual conference 

We held our sixth annual conference on 5 November 2015 at the BT Auditorium in the city of London on the theme of policing and protecting vulnerable people. 



Police effectiveness

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


Key lessons for newly elected PCCs

Our latest report on key findings and recommendations for newly elected PCCs.