30th Annual Problem-Oriented Policing Conference

Note: At this time, no final decision has been made regarding the status of the 2020 POP Conference, which is currently scheduled to be held from September 28-30 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  We anticipate that within 6 weeks we will have better information upon which to move forward with, delay or cancel the conference.  If you register and pay for the conference now and it is cancelled, you will receive a full refund.  Regardless, the Goldstein Awards are proceeding as normal with a submission deadline of June 1st, and we encourage you to submit your projects.  Should the conference be cancelled or rescheduled, submissions from this year can be updated and resubmitted for the 2021 conference.

September 28-30, 2020

Ann Arbor, Michigan

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

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Hosted by the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office, the Ann Arbor Police Department, and the University of Michigan Police Department 

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.

Conference Agenda

Note: Session topics will be posted on this site as the agenda develops.

Registration Information

Register for the POP Conference

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 mail with a check. Checks should be made payable to the Center for Problem-Oriented Policing and sent to:

Center for Problem-Oriented Policing

Arizona State University

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.


Kensington Hotel Ann Arbor – Rate of $120.00 per night for Sunday, September 27th; Monday, September 28th; and Tuesday, September 29th.  Due to a home football game at the University of Michigan, rates for Friday, September 25th and Saturday, September 26th will be $179.00.  Please book early as space is limited.

To make reservation, please call the hotel at 1-734-761-7800 and ask for the Center for Problem-Oriented Policing Conference room block discount rate.

The deadline to receive the discounted conference rate is August 28, 2020.  Since rooms may sell out, you are encouraged to reserve as soon as possible.  Discount rates are available for accommodations only from September 27 to 30 for a single KING bed-type, or double QUEEN bed-type.

NOTE: If you require room block accommodations outside of these dates, please contact the Hotel. Additional nights are based on availability, and group-negotiated rates are not guaranteed. Guests who wish to cancel their booking must provide at least 24-hour advance notice from their arrival date. Reservations made for September 25 and 26 must be cancelled by September 5, 2020.


Prior Conference Presentations

2020 POP Conference
   (Ann Arbor, Michigan)
2019 Conference Presentations
   (Santa Cruz, California)
2018 POP Conference Presentations
   (Providence, Rhode Island)
2017 POP Conference Presentations
   (Houston, Texas)
2016 POP Conference Presentations
   (Tempe, Arizona)
2015 POP Conference Presentations
   (Portland, Oregon)
2013 POP Conference Presentations
   (Dayton, Ohio Oct. 2013)
2012 POP Conference Presentations
   (Providence, Rhode Island)
2011 POP Conference Presentations
   (Miami, Florida)
2010 POP Conference Presentations
   (Arlington, Texas)
2009 POP Conference Presentations
   (Anaheim, California)
2008 POP Conference Presentations
   (Bellevue, Washington)
2007 POP Conference Presentations
   (Madison, Wisconsin)
2006 POP Conference Presentations
   (Madison, Wisconsin)
2005 POP Conference Presentations
   (Charlotte, North Carolina 2005)