• Center for Problem oriented policing

30th Problem-Oriented Policing Conference

April 25-27, 2022

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Kensington Hotel


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


Hosted by the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office


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

Full conference agenda will be posted when finalized. Session topics will include the following:

  • Introduction to CPTED
  • Introduction to POP
  • Introduction to Problem Analysis
  • Building Analytical Capacity for POP
  • Training Police Officers in POP Principles and Methods
  • Building Organizational Support for POP
  • Civil Unrest and Problem Solving
  • Reducing Social Unrest: The Police Role in Community Development
  • Analyzing and Responding to Homelessness-related Problems
  • Proactive Alliance: Motivating Reluctant Community Partners
  • Historical Perspective on Herman Goldstein's Career
  • POP in the United Kingdom
  • POP in Armenia


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 a night for Sunday, April 24th, Monday, April 25th and Tuesday, April 26th.  Please book early as space is limited. 

To make reservations please contact the hotel directly at 734-761-7800 and tell them that you want rooms in the block listed under “Center for Problem-Oriented Policing” or make your reservations online here.  The cut-off date to receive the conference rate is March 25th.

Guests who wish to cancel their booking must provide at least 48- hour advance notice from their arrival date.

Prior Conference Presentations

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)
2004 POP Conference Presentations
   (Charlotte, North Carolina 2004)