Society for Police and Criminal Psychology



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SPCP 2022
September 21 - 24, 2022

Whether you are looking for adventures or an urban and cultural experience, Quebec City is for you! Don't miss the Annual Meetings of the Society for Police and Criminal Psychology, live and in-person!  More information  View Program

The 5th Asian Conference of Criminal and Operations Psychology (ACCOP) will be held virtually from 18 – 22 July 2022. This conference serves as a platform for students, psychologists, law enforcement and correctional officers, academia from international, regional and local arenas of public safety work to meet and exchange ideas or information. This time around, we will be hosting the conference entirely virtually to allow for delegates to attend and interact from anywhere in the world. We will like to encourage you and your colleagues/students to attend ACCOP 2022 and present a paper or poster. One of the key objectives of ACCOP is to showcase psychology in Singapore and to enhance community sharing and learning. More information

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Recent Conferences 

Online Conference.  Our 2021 conference was held online on Zoom, September 30 - October 2, 2021  Conference Program


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.

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

Announcements*

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 (firstresponderpsych@gmail.com). 

Altman Psychological Services in Arlington Texas is seeking a part-time or contract psychologist with assessment or forensic training. Position may grow into a full-time position.  Inquire or send a letter of interest and vitae to info@altmanpsych.com

Immediate opening for a Psychologist in a small group practice near Portland, Oregon. The position entails performing psychological evaluations for police and public safety purposes. Harden Psychological  specializes in services for first responders. Must be license-eligible or licensed in Oregon. Inquire or send your letter of interest and resume to: sherryharden@hardenpsychology.com 

The Los Angeles Police Department is seeking Police Psychologists.  Apply by July 1. More information

The Annual Public Safety Peer Support Conference will be held October 18-21 in San Diego, California. Participation is open to all members of local, state, and federal public safety.  More information

Police Use of Force:  What Psychologists Need to Know.
A workshop by former police lieutenant and current board-certified police psychologist, Mark Zelig, PhD, ABPP, is now available on-demand. The workshop is designed for mental health clinicians who work with law enforcement agencies and personnel.  It is especially designed for psychologists with limited knowledge of police use of force.  More information

The Marymount University Forensic and Legal Psychology M.A. Program invites applications for a Lectureship in Forensic and Legal Psychology, a half-time position to teach 2 face-to-face courses each semester and support student-faculty events and engagement with the program. More information

A Chief Psychologist is needed for the California Department of Human Resources' Medical and Psychological Screening Division. The Chief Psychologist is responsible for a variety of activities listed in the duty statement.  Applications will be reviewed on the 25th and 10th of each Month.  More information

Postdoctoral Fellowship. Psychological Dimensions, a Denver-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.  The fellow will also have unique opportunities to participate in risk assessment and consultation with television networks and the media. More information
 
Staff Psychologist,
Psychological Dimensions, a Denver-based police and public safety and risk management consulting firm, invites applications for a full-time staff psychologist with previous assessment or forensic training. Our mission is providing state-of-the-art forensic risk management psychological evaluations to law enforcement, public safety, and private organizations. The staff psychologist will also have unique opportunities to participate in risk assessment and consultation with television networks and the media. More information

The NYPD Psychological Assessment Section has vacancies available for entry-level psychologists. This is a great opportunity to gain experience in pre-employment suitability assessments for law enforcement. Doctoral degree or ABD required. Great benefits.  This position must be completed in-person, in Manhattan.  Contact Dr. Michelle Brown for more information (michelle.brown3@nypd.org)

Licensed Psychologist for Law Enforcement Officers and their Families needed in Washington, DC.  Contact Beverly J. Anderson, Ph.D. (dr.beverly.anderson@mpeap.com).

Criminal Investigations of Sexual Offenses: Techniques and Challenges, a new book by Nadine Deslauries-Varin and Craig Bennell, is now available.  More information

An Introduction to the Specialty of Police and Public Safety Psychology is available.  Free, online and available on demand.  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 tammylyn@post.harvard.edu

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 (philtrompetter@gmail.com) or Dr. Dave Corey (dmc@corey-stewart.com). 

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 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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