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July 18th, 2016|2 Comments


Over 180 speakers and facilitators
61 sessions including
The LEPH Oration and
24 practical Marketplace of Ideas sessions
Special European Network for Alcohol Law Enforcement (ENALE) sessions
An extremely diverse range […]

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LEPH2016 leaders, Auke van Dijk & Nick Crofts write about the emerging field of LEPH

July 17th, 2016|0 Comments

LEPH2016 leaders, Auke van Dijk and Nick Crofts, have published a new article in the journal, Policing & Society. The article describes the uniqueness of the LEPH […]


International Consultation at LEPH2016: Policing, Public Health and Vulnerable Populations

July 16th, 2016|0 Comments

3 rd International Conference on Law Enforcement and Public Health Official Satellite Meeting
International Consultation:
Policing, Public Health and Vulnerable Populations
No charge for registered LEPH2016 delegates

Saturday, 1 […]

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Pat O’Hare, a pioneer in the field to reflect on the strategies to overcome the challenges of police and public health partnerships to address HIV. Read more

July 14th, 2016|0 Comments

Professor Pat O’Hare, Executive Director of HIT in Liverpool, UK, started working in the drug field in the mid-1980s when he became Drug Education Coordinator for Sefton […]

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Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice (JCRPP) to host special issue on LEPH2016 Conference

July 14th, 2016|0 Comments

The Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice (JCRPP) will host a special issue for the 3rd International Law Enforcement & Public Health conference (LEPH2016).

Dr Philip Birch […]

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Melissa Jardine invites you to LEPH2016 – Register now!

July 13th, 2016|0 Comments

Melissa Jardine is a former police officer from Victoria, Australia. She has been a member of the Organising Committee since the inaugural LEPH conference in 2012.
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  • Are you working ‘on the ground’ in a law enforcement and public health capacity and often challenged by situations where collaborative responses are required?
  • Are you responsible for developing policy responses to the complex social problems requiring responses from police, other law enforcement personnel and a range of public health practitioners?
  • Do some of the current ‘hot issues’ like refugees, security, marginalisation and radicalisation challenge you to think differently in how to plan and conduct your work?
  • Do you want to hear about successful strategies and programs from your international peers?
  • Or are you keen and willing to share your research or practical experiences with these colleagues?

LEPH2016 is a must attend conference for you. Be part of this biennial conference exploring the complex and diverse intersection of law enforcement and public health, involving practitioners, policy makers and researchers from these and other related sectors.

Understanding this common ground is critically important, with many current social, humanitarian, security and broad public health issues requiring an inter-sectoral approach. In this emerging field it is important to bring together practitioners, policymakers and academics to explore the nature of the myriad interactions between police and public health. Together we can start to dissect the issues and answer questions like:

  • Why is the obvious intersection of law enforcement (especially police) and public health so inadequately recognised and poorly understood?
  • Why is the marginalisation of certain populations the enemy of security and health?
  • Can inclusive policing really work to overcome marginalisation?
  • What actually works ‘on the ground’ and in practice?
  • Can you help build police-public health partnerships that are effective, accountable and inclusive?

LEPH2016 moves the discussion from Description (LEPH2012) and Analysis (LEPH2014) to Action (LEPH2016). The Conference Program will be heavily weighted towards promoting collaborative action – in practice, research, policy development and in the integration of these three elements.


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Conference Convener


Local Convener

VU Amsterdam

Major Partners


Dutch Police Service


GGD Amsterdam Public Health Service

Public Health Service of Amsterdam


City of Amsterdam