Postdoctoral Internship.  The Los Angeles Sheriff's Department, Employee Support Services Bureau has openings for the Clinical Psychology Intern position. This is a one-year, full-time, paid position that offers supervised training in different aspects of police psychology, such as crisis management, short-term therapy, organizational and healthcare consultation, and lecturing. The applicant must have a doctorate in Clinical or Counseling Psychology from an accredited program. When possible, prior interns have subsequently applied and been hired for full-time permanent positions after being licensed. More information

The US Secret Service is seeking a licensed psychologist for a full-time position in their Washington, DC office to provide expert advice to FOHS and Federal government agencies on OH issues involving mental or behavioral health; and perform psychological evaluations and witness testimony regarding such issues as fitness for duty or reasonable accommodation.  For more information contact Rod Tucker (

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

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