COMPOSITE – short for “Comparative Police Studies in the EU” – is a research project that looks into large scale change processes in police forces all over Europe. New types of crime, open borders, new technologies, changing public expectations and tighter financial resources are directly or indirectly affecting police forces in most European countries. These new demands require modern police forces that are managed efficiently, are capable of acting flexibly and have the means to cooperate with forces in other countries. Many police forces respond by introducing ambitious change programmes, aiming at modernising and rationalising the way policing is conducted. As such the face of European policing is slowly changing.
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