Policing in 2020: A summary of discussions on the future of policing
The police leaders of tomorrow will need to prepare for the type of society that will exist in 2020, and adapt to what that will mean for the policing mission and responsibilities, as well as how those services are delivered.
This collaborative think-piece was inspired by a series of interviews with experts from inside and outside the police service, and an online survey of prospective policing leaders of tomorrow. The observations we set out reflect upon these discussions and give rise to a number of key questions that warrant further discussion. It is hoped that these questions may start a useful debate that engages all those with an interest in the long-term well-being of policing.