Welcome to the PFI Website
Welcome to our home.
The Society of Police Futurists International – PFI – is a professional, education-focused non-profit organization (a 501(c) 3) dedicated to advancing the police profession through the use of foresight. In a time of rapid change and economic crisis throughout the world, it is critical that members of all professions develop the ability to think and plan wisely for the future. Policing is no different in this regard. PFI provides a professional forum that enables police professionals to explore and develop future possibilities.
PFI members are drawn from a variety of backgrounds: sworn and civilian members of law enforcement agencies of all levels; academic institutions; the military; research organizations; and individuals who simply possess an abiding interest in the police profession. Through futures studies and an active exchange of ideas, members work together to help develop preferred directions for policing and related fields the world over.
PFI serves the public through our partnership with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Together, PFI and the FBI operate the Futures Working Group, which brings academics and practitioners together to consider – and write about – the future of policing.PFI also operates the Public Safety Leadership Development Consortium to improve the education of police leaders.
The Executive Board of PFI consists of a group of members who are working to ensure the best possible experience for current and future members of the society. The Board is transitioning to a new model of professional business support, which will give the society the means to enhance the services available to our members.
I welcome all members and visitors to the PFI site, and encourage you to explore. I also invite you to consider membership in this professional organization and to add your thoughts and voice to this extensive community of practice and study.
John Kapinos, President
Society of Police Futurists International, 2011-2012