Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine the sustainability of policing organizations and propose approaches to enhance their sustainability. Design/methodology/approach – This paper uses an action research approach involving the researchers and partners from the main national policing bodies in Canada and six police service research sites. Findings – This paper presents a Sustainable Policing Framework (SPF) intended to enhance the sustainability of policing services. Practical implications – The SPF the authors present can be implemented by police service organizations to assist with organizational development as the external environment changes. Originality/value – No other approaches to police sustainability that involve a framework similar to the one that is presented are known. This paper provides specific tools for police services to deploy to address their sustainability concerns.

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Keywords Accountability, Administrators, Decision making, Management
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1108/PIJPSM-12-2014-0128
Journal Policing
Citation
Caputo, T, & McIntyre, M. (2015). Addressing role and value in policing: Toward a sustainable policing framework. Policing, 38(2), 265–278. doi:10.1108/PIJPSM-12-2014-0128