Strategic Review of Policing in England and Wales

The independent Strategic Review of Policing in England and Wales, chaired by Sir Michael Barber, aims to set a long term strategic direction for a police service capable of meeting the challenges of the 21st century.  

About the Review

This far-reaching independent review, the first of its kind in many years, is chaired by Sir Michael Barber and hosted by the Police Foundation. It aims to set a long term strategic direction for the police service so that it is better able to tackle crime in an age where it is being transformed by new technology and wider social change. The Strategic Review of Policing will set out substantial recommendations for a modern police service capable of meeting the challenges of the 21st century.

The Future Of Policing

Call for evidence: Phase Two

The Strategic Review of Policing has launched a Call for Evidence. This is the second part of its major, independent Review of Policing in England and Wales.

We welcome responses from all interested respondents from within and outside policing, including members of the public.

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The Future Police Workforce conference

This year’s Police Foundation conference on the theme of The Future Police Workforce will form part of the Strategic Review of Policing. The event will take place from 23rd to 25th February 2021.

Delegates will have the opportunity to make a contribution to the Review through their input in Q&A sessions.

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Understanding voluntary resignations from the police service

Dr Sarah Charman and Dr Stephanie Bennett, Institute of Criminal Justice Studies, University of Portsmouth

There is a scarcity of research on why police officers voluntarily resign from the service. The numbers of police officers who felt that policing was not a ‘job-for-life’ and voluntarily resigned from the police service have risen – from 1,158 in the year ending March 2012 to 2,363 in the year ending March 2020.

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Radical reform is required if the police service is to look like the society it serves

By Stephen Walcott, Researcher, The Police Foundation

The Mayor of London has recently published an Action Plan to improve black Londoners’ trust and confidence in the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS). As part of this are some of the most radical initiatives to increase workforce diversity in recent times. Thus, the MPS is aiming to have Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) officer representation at 16 per cent by 2022, 21 per cent by 2024 and 28 per cent by 2030.

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Jon Parry of @Skills_Justice was part of the conversation on a future workforce at the recent @the_police_fdn conference; here he shares findings from his research, taking an evidence-based, workforce-centred approach to future proofing policing.

Our call for evidence for Phase Two of the Strategic Review of Policing closes on 5th April. Find out more here https://www.policingreview.org.uk/evidence/

The Minister for Policing Kit Malthouse has today called on all 43 police forces to step up their efforts in building a more representative service by focusing on diversity within recruitment. #police #Diversity #recruitment https://www.policeprofessional.com/news/police-urged-to-focus-on-diversity-within-recruitment/

NEW blog from Dr @SarahC2612 Charman and Dr Stephanie Bennett @ICJS_UoP @portsmouthuni exploring the reasons for the rising trend in police officers leaving mid-service @policingreview https://www.policingreview.org.uk/understanding-voluntary-resignations-from-the-police-service/

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