Society for Police and Criminal Psychology

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SPCP 2023

Arlington, Texas, USA

Evening Reception:
Wednesday, September 20

Conference Presentations:
Thursday, September 21 to Saturday, September 23, 2023

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Recent Conferences 

Conference in Quebec, Canada.  The 48th meeting of the Society for Police and Criminal Psychology was held September 21-24, 2022.  Conference Program

ACCOP 2022, the Asian Conference for Police and Operations Psychology was held as an online conference based in Singapore, July 18-22, 2022. More information

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.

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A Threat Assessment Analyst is needed at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.  Application review begins June 9.  More information.

An Assistant Professor in Community, Behavioral or Veteran/Military Health is needed by UTHealth Houston School of Public Health in San Antonio.  Application review is beginning immediately.  More information

The IACP Police Psychological Services Section welcomes attendance and participation by professionals at their annual conference, October 14-17 in San Diego, CA. For information contact Dr. Stephanie Barone McKenny ( Registration information 

A Full-Time Clinician is needed to work with police officers by the Metropolitan Police Employee Assistance Program (MPEAP) in Washington, D.C.  Seeking a licensed Ph.D., Psy.D., L.C.S.W. or L.P.C.  Contact Beverly Anderson, Ph.D. (

Perceptions of Mental Health Crisis Response Models. Participants are needed to complete a 15 min questionnaire for a Master's Thesis.  Contact Maddie Cardellio ( for information.  Complete the survey.. 

Psychologists are needed to conduct pre-employment psychological evaluations for peace officers in  Sacramento County and Los Angeles County, California.  Flexible schedule and remote work available.  Experience using POST psychological screening will be a plus. Positions open until filled.

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:

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

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

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

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

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 ( 

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 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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