Policing and protecting vulnerable people

The Police Foundation Annual Conference

Thursday 5 November 2015

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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, 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: Private rented tenants more at risk of burglary and violent crime...

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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’.  

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News: Reflections on the Public Accounts Committee: police demand, resources, governance and accountability...

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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.

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Latest from our blog: Lack of consensus on standards risks undermining the misconduct system

Posted by: Gavin Hales

Gavin Hales argues that a damaging lack of consensus among regulatory and oversight bodies about standards of conduct in policing can only serve to put the misconduct system at risk.

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Policing and protecting vulnerable people: our sixth annual conference 

We will hold our sixth annual conference on 5 November 2015 at the BT Auditorium in the city of London. It will provide an opportunity for the police and their partners to listen to some of the leading experts in the field of policing. 



Police effectiveness

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


Policing domestic abuse

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