Towards a sustainable green policing: A Delphi-based forecast of sustainability indicators for law enforcers
Keywords:green police operations, green behavior and awareness, environmental law enforcement, community partnerships and engagement
The environment holds a vital position within the framework of sustainable development, serving as the foundation upon which social and economic progress relies. However, its vulnerability and the market failures resulting from its degradation pose significant challenges to achieving sustainability. This study was conducted to gain valuable insights into the present and future performance of police officers concerning their role in advancing environmental sustainability. As a result of the consensus among the experts, a total of thirty (30) forecasted sustainability indicators for Green Policing were generated. These indicators represent the combined perspectives and agreements of the experts regarding the essential elements and factors involved in the implementation of Green Policing practices. The indicators are categorized into four themes that emerged from the analysis: Green Police Operations, Green Behavior and Awareness, Environmental Law Enforcement, and Community Partnerships and Engagement. These themes provide a comprehensive framework for guiding and assessing the implementation of Green Policing initiatives in various contexts. In light of these findings, it is strongly recommended that law enforcement agencies operating in the SOCCSKSARGEN region integrate these identified sustainability indicators into their Green Policing strategies. By doing so, they can effectively align their practices with the principles of environmental sustainability and contribute to the overall advancement of Green Policing initiatives. Recognizing the interdependencies and taking concerted actions to address these issues, societies can pave the way for a more resilient and harmonious relationship with the environment, fostering a sustainable future for generations to come.
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