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: VACANCY: Policy Officer ...

Category: News

We are looking for a Policy Officer to join the Police Foundation to help develop policing policy. The post will involve  engaging with key decision makers, responding to consultations, organising and managing a programme of policing policy events and developing research projects on policing policy.

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News: New research - Governance of supra-force specialist policing capabilities...

Category: News

The Police Foundation has published new research on the governance of specialist policing capabilities delivered above the level of individual police forces, with a particular emphasis on collaboration.

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Latest from our blog: Reducing the impact of organised crime: local problems require a local response

Posted by: Michael Skidmore

Research by the Police Foundation and Perpetuity Research has shown the need for a much more locally-driven and holistic response to organised crime which is focused on not only targeting known perpetrators, but on identifying and protecting those who experience or are at risk from harm.

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Policing and justice for a digital age

Watch footage from the Police Foundation's conference '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 crime

Read the findings from our two-year project on the impact of serious organised crime in local communities.