32nd Annual Problem-Oriented Policing Conference 

September 12-14*, 2024

* Conference will conclude at noon on Saturday, September 14.

Baltimore, Maryland (Sheraton Inner Harbor)

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

Hosted by the Baltimore Police Department



The annual Problem-Oriented Policing Conference is often described by attendees as the most substantive policing conference they have ever attended. Each year, police officers and police leaders, and all the ranks in between, as well as crime consultants and crime researchers, come together to discuss what they have learned about trying to reduce different crime and safety problems. Attendees choose the workshops they will 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. The winning and finalist projects for the Herman Goldstein Award for Excellence in Problem-Oriented Policing will be featured at the conference. Sessions are of varying sizes and use different formats, so you can choose the type of learning environment that works best for you.

Conference Agenda

Session topics will include the following. Additional topics will be added as the agenda is developed.

  • Introduction to problem-oriented policing
  • Introduction to situational crime prevention and CPTED
  • Introduction to problem analysis
  • Problem-solving thinking tools
  • Interviewing offenders for problem solving
  • Stratified policing as an organizational model for problem solving
  • Herman Goldstein Awards for Excellence in Problem-Oriented Policing finalists

Registration Information

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The registration fee for the conference is $575

Group Discount:  For every agency registering 5 or more persons, the POP Center will reduce the registration fee by $50 per person. If all attendees are registered at the same time, the registration system will automatically process the discount. If you have registered more than 5 attendees at separate times, please contact the POP Center at events@popcenter.org or 980-621-9337 for assistance.

Registration payments may be made online with a credit card or by check. Checks should be made payable to the Center for Problem-Oriented Policing and sent to:

Center for Problem-Oriented Policing
Arizona State University
School of Criminology & Criminal Justice
411 N. Central Ave., Suite 600, Mail Code 4420
Phoenix, AZ 85004 

Contact Information 

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


Sheraton Inner Harbor – Rate of $149 a night for Wednesday, September 11th; Thursday, September 12th; and Friday, September 13th. 

Make hotel reservations here.