This document from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services contains a series of essays by law enforcement leaders from around the country on what policing will be like in the United States 10 years from now. The scope of the essays covers a wide range of topics including the core mission of police work, the ideal characteristics of leaders, the role of the community in policing, the impact of the economy on police departments, and how to measure the successes of law enforcement. Other themes covered by the essays include the influence of technology in policing, how to measure police effectiveness, staffing issues that will be relevant to future police departments, and examination of why police officers do what they do. In all, the document contains 26 essays on the future of policing in the United States. A brief biography of each author is presented at the end of each essay.