UK police

The Police Foundation is currently involved in research to examine ‘disruption’ as a mode of crime control for tackling serious and organised crime.

The disruption of criminals is a cornerstone of the national strategic response to serious and organised crime, one that is evident in the strategic and tactical response across law enforcement.

The Police Foundation’s aim is to address several key questions on the nature of disruption, the rationale for deploying disruption tactics, the roles played by different sectors and organisations, and ways to account for the outcomes of disruption.

A range of perspectives will be incorporated for this research, including the local police, regional and national enforcement. The Police Foundation is keen to collect a broader range of perspectives from those in the private and public sector that operate in different contexts. If disruption of serious and organised crime forms a part of your work, they would welcome the opportunity to discuss these important issues with you.

If you are interested in contributing to this study please contact the lead researcher, Michael Skidmore at michael.skidmore@police-foundation.org.uk.

The Police Foundation is the only independent body in the UK that researches, understands and works to improve policing for the benefit of the public. This work presents an opportunity to develop a clear and evidence-based perspective on an area that is increasingly important in the efforts to control crime.’