Society for Police and Criminal Psychology

SPCP 2021 Conference

The 2021 Conference of the Society for Police and Criminal Psychology will be held Thursday, September 30 – Saturday, October 2, 2021 as an in-person event and the conference presentations will be streamed online. Play the video.  More information

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Tammy McCoy-Arballo became Diplomate of the Society for Police and Criminal Psychology on December 21, 2020.  Congratulations Dr. McCoy-Arballo!

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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Position statement, prompted by recent events, from the Board of Directors of SPCP.  CLICK TO VIEW


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

The University of Nebraska Public Policy Center (PPC) is seeking a postdoctoral fellow o perform targeted violence research (e.g., threat assessment, workplace violence, stalking, extremist violence) and forensic training. The goal of the fellowship will be to develop advanced clinical, research and consultation skills to address various areas of targeted violence. Application review begins March 15. 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 ( 

Grand Cayman Island Practice seeks a licensed psychologist with at least 5 years of experience.  Live and work in paradise, COVID free!  Contact Sutton Burke ( or view their website.

Assessing Threats and Violence Risk on Campus and in the Workplace with the WAVR-21 will be the subject of an 8-hour course presented online by Stephen White, Ph.D., April 14-15.  More information

Jackson County in Southern Oregon is seeking a Master's level mental health clinician who will be embedded in their Health and Human Services Adult Probation Department.  More information

JPCP Editorial Board. Interested individuals are encouraged to apply for consideration as a member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology.  We are continually seeking active scholars, practitioners, and researchers who wish to lend their talents and insights to the content and direction of the Journal. Board Members are expected to not only offer advice and assistance to the Editor-in-Chief, but to also serve as article reviewers when requested, or to provide recommendations for better suited reviewers based on article topic. For more information contact Dr. James Herndon

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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