29th Annual Problem-Oriented Policing Conference

November 11-13, 2019

Santa Cruz, California

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


Hosted by the Santa Cruz, California, 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

Draft Conference Agenda at a Glance (Monday)

Draft Conference Agenda at a Glance (Tuesday)

Draft Conference Agenda at a Glance (Wednesday) 

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.


Hotel Paradox - $189 a night.

To make reservation, please call the hotel at 1-831-425-7100 or the Marriott toll-free reservations line at 1-855-425-7200 and ask for the ASU POP Center Conference Room Block Discount Rate.

Reservations may also be made online using the following link. 

ASU POP Center Conference - Reservation link 

The deadline to receive the discounted conference rate is October 10, 2019.  Since rooms may sell out, you are encouraged to reserve as soon as possible.  Discount rates are available for accommodations only from 11/09 to 11/14 for a single KING bed-type, or double QUEEN bed-type.

NOTE: If you require room block accommodations outside of these dates, please contact Hotel Paradox Group Housing at 831-600-4510. [Additional nights are based on availability, and group-negotiated rates are not guaranteed].

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

If you experience any technical challenges, please contact Group Housing at Hotel Paradox @ 831-600-4510.

Prior Conference Presentations

2018 Conference Presentations
2017 Conference Presentations
   (Houston, Texas)
2016 POP Conference presentations
   (Tempe, Arizona Oct. 2016)
2015 POP Conference presentations
   (Portland, Oregon Oct. 2015)
2013 POP Conference Presentations
   (Dayton, Ohio Oct. 2013)
2012 POP Conference Presentations
   (Providence, Rhode Island Oct. 2012)
2011 POP Conference Presentations
   (Miami, Florida Oct., 2011)
2010 POP Conference Presentations
   (Arlington, Texas Sept., 2010)
2009 POP Conference Presentations
   (Anaheim, California Nov., 2009)
2008 POP Conference Presentations
   (Bellevue, Washington Sept., 2008)
2007 POP Conference Presentations
   (Madison, Wisconsin Sept., 2007)
2006 POP Conference Presentations
   (Madison, Wisconsin 2006)
2005 POP Conference Presentations
   (Charlotte, North Carolina 2005)
2004 POP Conference Presentations
   (Charlotte, North Carolina 2004)