Ruth Halkon

Research Officer - The Police Foundation

Ruth Halkon is a researcher at the Police Foundation. She recently published the Future of Roads Policing, which outlines the current state of roads policing and how new technologies might change this. Subsequently she co-founded the new Partnership Advisory Group for Roads Policing, through which she has organised events on Connected and Autonomous Vehicles and Young Drivers. She co-authored the Strategic Review of Policing in England and Wales. Other research areas include police leadership, fraud and public contact. She is an independent adviser on the British Transport Police Rape Review Panel. She was previously a police constable in the Metropolitan Police,  working in neighbourhood policing, safeguarding and the missing persons unit. Prior to that she was a journalist, writing for local, regional and national newspapers and news agencies. She has a BA in English Literature from Cambridge University and an MA in Newspaper Journalism from City University.