Andy Higgins

Research Director

Andy joined the Police Foundation in 2013 to lead on analysis and evaluation for the Police effectiveness in a changing world project, and has since researched and written on neighbourhood policing, multi-agency case management, victim belief, supra-force governance and the links between crime and housing. He became the Foundation’s Research Director in 2017. Before joining the Police Foundation Andy spent nine years working in analytical roles with the Metropolitan Police Service, including as a crime and intelligence analyst, before moving to a central Corporate Development team where he carried out strategic research, corporate performance analysis and co-authored a large-scale evaluation of an Integrated Offender Management initiative. He has also worked in commercial qualitative and quantitative market research and has degrees from Oxford and the Open Universities.


Published: 5th February 2024

Blog Posts

Published: 10th January 2024
At the end of last year policing’s main inspection and standards bodies – HMICFRS, the College of Policing and the IOPC – published a joint report responding to the Criminal...