All modern police forces are applying the discipline of Futures Research to foster excellence in policing. FBI Academy first offered a course in “Futuristics in Law Enforcement” in 1982 and it now operates with the Society of Police Futurists International to bring academics and practitioners together to anticipate and prepare for the evolution of law enforcement into the future.
Though the Bureau of Police Research and Development was established in India with a charter for future research, there has been no systematic study so far of the prospective challenges that shall confront the Indian police. A changing world presents challenges and opportunity. Thinking proactively about the future by applying the discipline of Futures Research is the only way for the Indian police to face those challenges and seize the opportunity.