Policing services in Canada are facing pressure both from within their ranks and from the general public. Stressed municipal budgets, increased expectations from the public, growing complexity of police services, and salary pressures are reducing their ability to conduct policing work effectively.

Given these mounting pressures, what options are available to policy-makers to put the delivery of policing services in Canada on a sustainable footing?

In a new Macdonald-Laurier Institute study titled Where to Draw the Blue Line: How civilians and contractors can let police do the policing, MLI Munk Senior Fellow Christian Leuprecht puts forward a dynamic vision to enhance the quality of service delivery while making Canada’s police forces more effective and efficient.