Policing has a long and storied history, but as any textbook can tell you, it is also constantly evolving.
Sometimes the evolution of policing is catalyzed by a particularly innovative idea. Being innovative is challenging and sharing a new idea takes courage, but it can lead to more ideas, research, policies, practices, and evolution for the profession. Police Chief sent out a call for great ideas to improve the field of law enforcement. We know great ideas can come from anywhere and anyone—and they did! We regret not being able to share them all, but the links below showcase the best of the many ideas we received. The authors of these ideas come from all over the world, from a number of different fields, and from all different ranks. The more than 40 ideas involve new local initiatives and innovative programs, as well as ideas not yet put into play.