Society for Police and Criminal Psychology

SPCP 2021 Conference

It is with great sadness and disappointment that the Board of Directors has decided that we need to cancel the in-person portion of the conference in Arlington, Texas, and host an online-only conference.

The 2021 Online Conference of the Society for Police and Criminal Psychology will be held Thursday, September 30 – Saturday, October 2, 2021. View the ProgramMore information.

Recent Conferences

Online Conference.  Our 2020 conference was held online on Zoom, November 5-7, 2020.  Conference Program

Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona.  The 45th meeting of the Society for Police and Criminal Psychology was held September 22-25, 2019.  Conference Program

ACCOP 2019, the Asian Conference for Police and Operations Psychology held in Singapore, July 9-12, 2019 had almost 450 attendees from 12 countries, who chose from 73 workshops and presentations and 33 poster presentations on a variety of public safety topics. More information

Conference in Sarasota, Florida. The 44th meeting of the Society for Police and Criminal Psychology was held September 30-October 3, 2018.  Conference Program

Conference in San Diego, California.  The 43rd meeting of the Society for Police and Criminal Psychology, was held September 13-16, 2017. Conference Program

Conference in Austin, Texas.  The 42nd meeting of the Society for Police and Criminal Psychology was held September 25-28, 2016.   Conference Program

The Asian Conference of Criminal and Operations Psychology (ACCOP) was held in Singapore, July 12 - July 16, 2016.  More information

Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. The 41st annual meeting of the Society was held September 30 - October 3, 2015. Conference Program

Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 40th annual meeting of the Society was held September 17-20, 2014. Conference Program

Conference in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.  The 39th annual meeting of the Society held  on September 25-28, 2013.  Conference Program

The Asian Conference of Criminal and Operations Psychology (ACCOP) 2013More Information  

The Society for Police and Criminal Psychology is an international organization that welcomes as members all professionals and students interested in our field.

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The Public Safety Psychology Group in Albuquerque, NM is seeking a Clinical Coordinator and Clinical Counselor who will work exclusively with first responders and their families.  For more information contact Dr. Troy Rodgers or see their website.

A position for a Forensic Psychologist is available with the Palm Beach County Florida Justice Services Division. Search for the job title "psychologist" on the county job board

First Responder Psychology in Beaverton, Oregon is seeking a licensed/license-eligible person with knowledge of/ experience working with first responders. Send resume to Dr. Stephanie Conn ( 

Post-doctoral Fellowship.  Stone, McElroy & Associates, an Atlanta-based police and public safety and risk management consulting firm, invites applications for an early career psychologist or postdoctoral fellow for police and public safety/threat assessment risk management consultation.  Competitive pay, health benefits, travel, and long-term career opportunities.  More information

The Society of Consulting Psychology and the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations seek to create an event, series of events, and/or publication for members of each organization to explore our respective understandings of the science and art of policing, We aspire to improve consulting services to police organizations. If you have provided consultation to police organizations and would be willing to contribute a presentation or publication to our event or series of events, please contact Tamara S. Lyn, PhD, at

Matrix Providers is looking for a Part-time (3 days/week) Clinical Psychologist in Beckley, WV to conduct Disability Claims Exams for Veterans. If you are interested, please call or text Channing Brown at 720-392-8033.  More information

Mentorship and Sponsorship Program.  An online program is available for licensed psychologists of color who are interested in a career in police psychology. The program includes six meetings/year and will be designed around the interests and needs of the participants.   For more information contact Dr. Philip Trompetter ( or Dr. Dave Corey ( 

APA Urges Closer Partnerships Between Police, Behavioral Experts To Stem Racial Incidents  More information

Introduction to Police and Public Safety Psychology, a 10-hour, self-paced course by Dr. Philip Trompetter and Dr. Jaime Brower is now available.  More information

Working with Emergency Responders, a 10-hour, self-paced course by Dr. Jaime Brower, Dr. Rhonda Kelly and Michael Pitrusu is now available.  More information

Introduction to Using the MMPI-2-RF in the Assessment of Public Safety Personnel Evaluations, a 10-hour, self-paced course by Dr. Martin Sellbom is now available.  More information

An online Graduate Certificate in Cyber Intelligence is now being offered by James Madison University. Strategically analyze cyber security threats and understand adversaries.More information

Free Resources on School Threat Assessment and School Violence Prevention are available from SIGMA Threat Management Associates.  More information

Psychologists needed for a 911 operators training program.   More information

The Seismic Change in Police Investigations. A major player in law enforcement says it will no longer use a method linked to false confessions.  More information

Safeguarding Officer Mental Health Before and After Mass Casualty Events.  This publication, published by the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and distributed by the US Department of Justice, can be a valuable resource. Free download available.  More information

Many position openings for license-eligible Forensic Psychologists are now available in the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities. Search for the keyword "Forensic Psychologist" in Team Georgia Careers.

The WAVR-21 is now available.  This is an instrument for assessing risk of violence in the workplace by Drs. Stephen White and Reid Meloy.  More information

Education and Training Guidelines for the Specialty of Police and Public Safety Psychology have been published in Training and Education in Professional Psychology.  These guidelines were developed by the Council of Organizations in Police Psychology (COPP).  SPCP is a member of COPP.   More information

*The listings above are provided as a free service of SPCP.  Items listed here have not been vetted by the organization and they should not be a construed as an endorsement by the Society.





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