Making the case for futures thinking in policing

28 April 2021, 17:30 - 19:00

Find out how futures thinking can help policing prepare for tomorrow's risks, challenges and opportunities at this online talk from Nic Pole, Principal Analyst at the College of Policing.

We all know that policing faces direct and immediate challenges in areas from cybercrime to domestic abuse to terrorism. Yet in today’s fast-changing, interconnected and over-extended world, policing also faces a number of emerging risks stemming from ‘big picture’ challenges such as climate change, economic crises, rising populism, unchecked technological advances and novel threats to human health (including pandemics).

With every passing day the 2020s look more and more like a decisional decade, with governments across the world facing critical choices about the core systems that underpin human security, wellbeing and prosperity – systems in which policing is deeply embedded. Against this backdrop, it is imperative that policing focus more specifically on preparing its workforce to balance today’s pressures with tomorrow’s risks, challenges and opportunities. This lecture will argue that the time has come for policing to embrace and foreground futures thinking in a much more thorough and targeted way.

In his role as Principal Analyst at the College of Policing, Nic leads the College’s Future Operating Environment programme, oversees its horizon scanning work and provides advice on futures thinking to police forces across the country.

Event Details

28 April 2021, 17:30 - 19:00

Tickets can be booked via Eventbrite.