New & Notable


New! Problem-Oriented Policing Leadership & Management

This program is designed to help senior and mid-level police leaders improve the effectiveness and fairness of police through a problem-oriented approach to policing. It does so by exploring these issues:

  • The nature and complexity of the modern police function and the challenges in carrying it out
  • The strengths and limitations of the standard model of policing
  • The principles and methods of problem-oriented policing
  • The principles and methods of situational crime prevention
  • Shifting and sharing police responsibility for addressing public-safety problems
  • Leading and managing a problem-oriented police agency

A certificate of completion from Arizona State University's Continuing & Professional Education program is provided. You can take the course self-paced by yourself or with others as part of a cohort.

New POP Center Publications

Problem-Oriented Policing: Successful Case Studies

 Successful Case Studies book cover   by Michael S. Scott and Ronald V. Clarke (eds.) (Routledge, 2020)

This book explores a wide range of problems that fall under five general categories: gang violence; violence against women; vulnerable people; disorderly places; and theft, robbery, and burglary. The case studies tell stories of how police, in collaboration with others, successfully tackled real-world policing problems fairly and effectively.

Order this book from Routledge 

New POP Guides

New Wilderness Problems Collection

These publications explain how the ideas and principles of problem-oriented policing can be adapted to wildlife protection problems and how your organization can start a problem-oriented project of its own. 

The Wilderness Problem-Specific Guides are designed to help law enforcement agencies structure their thinking and analysis about specific wilderness problems by synthesizing the academic literature available on the topic and providing a framework for problem solving at the local level. 

New Study Further Validates POP

by Joshua C. Hinkle, David Weisburd, Cody W. Telep, and Kevin Petersen

Timely Topics

  • In light of current proposals to abolish or defund the police, the Response Guide on Shifting and Sharing Responsibility for Public-Safety Problems is especially relevant to addressing the need for other entities in society—on a problem-by-problem basis—to assume greater responsibility for preventing problems that otherwise will be left to the police to address alone.
  • In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are learning of the various effects it is having on crime and policing. Researchers at the Jill Dando Institute for Crime Science in London have produced a series of briefs on these emerging effects.