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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 force collaboration...

Category: News


The Police Foundation has published an independent review of Warwickshire and West Mercia forces' Strategic Alliance, recognising it as a beacon of collaboration that other forces could do well to learn from. 

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News: Our latest Briefing: policing domestic abuse...

Category: News


Our latest Briefing, Policing domestic abuse explores the history, the changes in legislation and policy, and some of the key issues and challenges associated with the policing of domestic abuse.

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Director's Blog: What works in policing domestic abuse?

Category: Blog


John Graham's latest blog looks at two recently evaluated innovations in policing domestic abuse. Findings show that body-worn video may not be the panacea to improving the police response to abuse, but perpetrator diversion schemes show promising results.

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Innovations in policing domestic abuse: our fifth annual conference 

Our fifth annual conference took place on 14 October 2014 at the BT Auditorium in the city of London and provided an opportunity for the police and their partners to listen to some of the leading experts in the field. 

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Police effectiveness

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

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Policing domestic abuse

Our latest Briefing looks at the legislation and the key issues surrounding the policing of domestic abuse.