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: Multi-agency case management - our latest research findings...

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Our third paper from our Police Effectiveness in a Changing World project presents the findings from our multi-agency partnership project to reduce recurrent violence, many of which challenge currently understood orthodoxies.

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News: Organised crime and the adult sex market...

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Our latest briefing from our Organised Crime in Local Communities project examines the link between organised crime and the adult sex market, the harm it causes and how the police and their local partners should respond.

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Latest from our blog: How can PCCs better support innovative working within their communities?

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In the fourth of a series of guest blogs for the Police Foundation, Angus Macpherson, PCC for Wiltshire and Swindon looks at how technology and co-location have transformed the work of Wiltshire Police.

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Policing and justice for a digital age

Our next annual conference will take place on 1 December 2016 at the BT Auditorium in the city of London and will focus on 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 fraud in local communities

Read our briefing on the link between organised crime and fraud.