26th Annual Problem-Oriented Policing Conference

October 24-26, 2016

Mission Palms Hotel
Tempe, Arizona

Sponsored by

The Center for Problem-Oriented Policing
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Hosted by

Tempe Police Department and the Arizona State University School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
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Conference Presentations

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 and police leaders, and all the ranks in between, 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.

In addition to presentations from this year's finalists for the Herman Goldstein Award for Excellence in Problem-Oriented Policing, the conference will feature sessions on a wide variety of topics including:

  • Applying POP to Vice Problems
  • Communicating Success in POP
  • Responses to Convenience Store Problems
  • Responses to Problem Motels
  • Shadow Economy Crime Problems
  • POP and Police Legitimacy
  • Introduction to Situational Crime Prevention
  • Homelessness and Nuisance Behavior
  • Introduction to POP
  • Networks of Problem Places
  • A Collaborative POP Approach to Police/Social Work Problems
  • Informal Conversation with Herman Goldstein
  • Intervening with Frequent Police Clients
  • Policing Terrorism: Effectiveness of Barriers in the West Bank of Israel

Additional topics will be added as the agenda develops.

Conference Agenda

View the html version of the conference agenda, or download the PDF version.

Registration Information

Register online for the 2016 Conference.

Registration Fees

The registration fee for the conference is $500.

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:

PHOENIX, AZ 85004-2115

Contact Information

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


Tempe Mission Palms Hotel

Rate: $173 a night, plus a resort fee of $10.95 that includes use of all hotel facilities, wi-fi, parking and airport transportation.

To make reservations please contact the hotel directly at 1-800-547-8705. The block is listed under the Center for Problem-Oriented Policing (POP Center). The cut-off date to receive the conference rate is October 3, 2016.