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: 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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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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Latest from our blog: Driving positive change - the PCC role is about more than holding the police to account

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Katy Bourne, Police and Crime Commissioner for Sussex shows the very direct impact a PCC can make on community engagement, access to justice and victims' services through implementing innovation and new ideas.

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Policing and justice for a digital age

Our annual conference took place on 1 December 2016 and focused on policing and justice for a digital age. 

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Police effectiveness

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

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Organised fraud in local communities

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