My new book: CANADIAN POLICING IN THE 21ST CENTURY: A Frontline Officer on Challenges and Changes (2013) explores the issues, and how much our policing profession has changed over the past twenty years.
I started writing this book four years ago, when I realized how much ha changed since my 1989 recruit class- when we were still using manual typewriters. I would be interested to hear fellow LEO's comments on these questions, and on my book.
Link to the book:
"Canadian Policing in the 21st Century conveys the focused reflections of an experienced Canadian police officer, an underrepresented perspective that will interest both students and scholars in criminology, and informed general readers" (Dr. Lisa Dufraimont, Professor, Faculty of Law, Queen's University).