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.
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.
With the economic crisis placing increasing pressure on policing budgets, neighbourhood policing is in danger of being significantly eroded. The 16th Oxford Policing Policy Forum discussed whether neighbourhood policing has a future and, if so, what kind of future that might be.
News: Police force collaboration...
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.
Director's Blog: Transforming policing
The College of Policing’s recent analysis of demand on the police service shows that much of police work is now focused on public protection issues, rather than on tackling crime. John Graham argues that a wholesale transformation of the service is required with an increasing focus on harm and risk.