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.
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.
New research by the Police Foundation shows that neighbourhoods with more privately rented homes suffer from more burglaries and higher levels of violence ‘behind closed doors’.
News: Reflections on the Public Accounts Committee: police demand, resources, governance and accountability...
The Police Foundation's Deputy Director, Gavin Hales gives an analysis of evidence provided to date on police funding to the Commons Public Accounts Committee – covering police demand, resources, governance and accountability.
Latest from our blog: What the CSR means for the police service – some early reflections
Posted by: Gavin Hales
The outcome of this week’s Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR) came as a welcome surprise to the police service in England and Wales