We work with our partner forces to encourage participants to think differently, adapt and create new ideas that lead to innovation within policing, improving the outcomes for the communities we serve. We embrace change that is meaningful and consistent with our mission and the core principles of policing.
Adapting and changing in a meaningful way is vitally important at a time when society and crime are changing at a rapid pace, increasing both the volume and complexity of issues facing police forces. The College of Policing recently published the Future Operating Environment 2040 report, which highlighted the key trends shaping policing’s operational environment up to 2040, including: rising inequality and social fragmentation; a changing trust landscape; a larger, older, more diverse population; and technological change1.
Preparing for and meeting these complex challenges will require a more diverse workforce that is able to adapt, innovate and challenge traditional ways of working.