Call for Chapters.  Jack Kitaeff, Ph.D., J.D. ( is seeking contributions for the second edition of “Handbook of Police Psychology.”  He will consider any topic but is particularly interested adding chapters on  Mandatory v. Voluntary Clinical Interventions, Motivation and Morale among Police Officers, Leadership Enhancement, and Supervisor Preparedness.  The plan is to publish this book in 18 months.  If you would like more information or to participate write to Dr. Kitaeff.  More information

Part-Time Positions Available, New York City.  Six part-time openings (20-34 hours/week) to complete pre-employment psychological evaluations of correction officer candidates are available in New York City.  For more information contact Lewis Schlosser, Ph.D., ABPP More information

Positions Available.  The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department expects to hire approximately four Law Enforcement Psychologists (LEP), one Industrial/Organizational Psychologist (I/O), and an Assistant Director of Bureau Operations.  All are permanent county positions with full benefits and retirement plans.  For more information contact Steven Sultan, Ph.D., ABPP (; 213 738-3500).

Police Psychologist, Washington DC Area.  A clinical psychologist is needed to administer and interpret psychological tests and conduct interviews to assess the psychological and social suitability of federal employees prior to being assigned to targeted assignments or positions. After conducting an assessment, the psychologist will make appropriate recommendations and referrals as appropriate.  For more information contact Megan Waldrep. (Meagan.Waldrep

Welcome to the Website of the Society for Police and Criminal Psychology

The Society for Police and Criminal Psychology is an eclectic professional organization that encourages the scientific study of police and criminal psychology and the application of scientific knowledge to problems in criminal justice. It focuses on law enforcement, judicial, and corrections elements in criminal justice. Members of the Society study the full range of human behaviors, motivations, and actions within the framework of the criminal justice system.  Consequently, it encourages input from psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists, lawyers, police officers, corrections personnel, and any other professional having a concern for the criminal justice system.


40th Annual SPCP Meeting

The next meeting of the Society will be held in Atlanta Georgia.  Details will be posted soon.

Conference information

The 40th annual meeting of the Society was held in Las Vegas, Nevada on September 17-20, 2014.  Conference program

The 39th annual meeting of the Society held in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on September 25-28, 2013 was wonderful.  Conference program

The Asian Conference of Criminal and Operations Psychology (ACCOP) was a tremendous success.  More information