30th Annual Problem-Oriented Policing Conference

Note: Regrettably, we have decided to postpone this year's POP Conference until the fall of 2021 when we hope and expect it to be safe to hold it. Submissions for this year's Goldstein Awards will automatically be considered for 2021 and may be updated and resubmitted by June 1, 2021.

Because the COVID-19 pandemic is making large in-person conferences infeasible, the POP Center is planning single-topic online sessions. Click here for details and to register for the first of these sessions. 

Sponsored by the Center for Problem-Oriented Policing at Arizona State University

The annual Problem-Oriented Policing Conference is often described by attendees as the most substantive policing conference they've ever attended. Each year, police officers of all ranks, as well as crime consultants and crime researchers, come together to discuss what they've learned about trying to reduce different crime and safety problems. Attendees choose the workshops they'll attend from an agenda that will feature more than 20 different crime and safety problems. In addition, leading up to the POP Conference, the Center for Problem-Oriented Policing sponsors an international competition to identify the top problem-solving projects of the year. These are also presented at the Conference and attendees help in judging the winning project for the Herman Goldstein Award for Excellence in Problem-Oriented Policing. Conference sessions are of varying sizes and use different formats, so you can choose the type of learning environment that works best for you.

Contact Information

For questions concerning the conference, please contact us by email at events@popcenter.org or by phone at 980-621-9337.