NEW REPORT NOW AVAILABLE: “Planning for the Future: A Primer for Police Leaders on Futures Thinking”

The National Police Foundation, in collaboration with the Society of Police Futurists International (PFI) and the Futures Working Group (FWG)—an entity previously developed and supported by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)—has developed a new publication for law enforcement leaders on futures thinking in policing.

This essay introduces futures thinking and discusses how it can be a valuable tool for contemporary police leaders. It starts with an overview of the emergence of futures thinking and a description of how one long-term police chief was able to effectively use this tool during his career. The essay next explains what futures thinking entails and how it can be integrated into strategic planning and decision making.  Finally, several prominent trends of relevance to policing are considered. The intent of the document is to orient the reader to what futures thinking entails and how it can be integrated into the work habits and routines of a police leader to increase her or his efficacy.

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