The aim of the research is to describe the police operating environment out to 2040, in order to provide relevant, evidence-based insights that can inform police policy, strategy and capability now and in the future. What will the research focus on? There are six main ways that FOE 2040 will support the service to prepare for future developments:
Interviews will be conducted with police leaders, policymakers, academics and foresight practitioners. Workshops will be held with police officers and staff and subject matter experts. A programme of activity will also ensure FOE 2014 is used in organisationally useful ways.
The emerging findings are due in August 2019.