Mental Health Cop - as seen at LEPH2016


A great resource for police, health practitioners and the community.

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New book: What matters in policing?


“A persuasive, penetrating and insightful glimpse, through the lens of leadership, into how two influential police systems in countries with very different histories are repositioning themselves within the ‘rough waters’ of security governance.” Clifford Shearing

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New publication: Consultation on Police and HIV report


The report contains details of the event held in Amsterdam in October 2014 and includes worksgroup recommendations and participant feedback. It also outlines next steps for law enforcement engagement in the HIV response.

Link to report

LEPH2016 a success


Go to the LEPH2016 website to see photos and commentary on the conference


Operation Serenity: Mental health policing


Operation Serenity is a collaboration with Hampshire and Isle of Wight Police; it involves sending a mental health worker on patrol with a police offi cer to support vulnerable people in the community.  

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Is Harm-Focused Policing the Future?


Professor Jerry Ratcliffe says police should focus on the root causes of crime.

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Pioneering progressive methods of public health in Amsterdam


The Public Health Service of Amsterdam (GGD Amsterdam) covers a wide range activities which intersect with progressive law enforcement approaches.

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Australian students pave way for next generation of LEPH practitioners


Maryborough (Victoria, Australia) students Annabelle Reiger and Sharine Lanfranchi are considering future careers in the LEPH sector.

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The Most Powerful U.S. Medical Association Gears Up To Fight Congress Over Guns


 “An epidemiological analysis of gun violence is vital so physicians and other health providers, law enforcement and society at large may be able to prevent injury, death and other harms to society resulting from firearms,” AMA President Dr. Steven Stack

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CLEPH’s Law Enforcement and HIV Network expands worldwide

The LEAHN team expands to 17 in the world wide network  of  senior police officers, known as ‘Country Focal Points’ (CFPs). Their role is to connect people involved in HIV prevention, particularly within law enforcement and public health. LEAHN aims to help build sustainable global and local partnerships to work more effectively with vulnerable groups, such as people who inject drugs (PWID), sex workers, prisoners, migrants and men who have sex with men (MSM).

 Read more about LEAHN’s CFPs


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


The article describes the uniqueness of the LEPH relationship and the necessity to develop a better understanding of the dynamics of the two fields in order to maximise their joint benefit for communities.

Read the abstract here

New publication: Enhancing the Participation of Police as Collaborative Australasia


Authors: Carpenter, J., Gassner, L. and Thomson, N.

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Police begin to carry anti-overdose drug for heroin

In many cases, police officers are the first responders on the scene of an overdose and every second counts in this type of scenario. With this in mind, Chief Davis of Anne Arundel County Police Department decided to take a valuable step by purchasing “Narcan”, a potentially life-saving drug that can reverse the side effects of a heroin overdose.

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LEAHN Project

LEAHN (Law Enforcement and HIV Network) is a global network of police and health professionals with a focus on HIV prevention. The Network helps professionals understand the role of law enforcement in public health and the importance of collaborative response to reducing the incidence of HIV.

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A ‘good read’

Police and Homeless Outreach Worker Partnerships: Policing of Homeless Individuals with Mental Illness in Washington, D.C.
- Jennie Simpson (2015)
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How wide or narrow should the police's remit be?
-Millie, A. and Herrington, V.
Read the article

Prioritizing Treatment Over Punishment: An Overview of Mental Health Diversion from Jail in Texas
-Gandy, Rachel & Smith, Erin (2016)
LBJ School of Public Affiars
Read the paper

The Effectiveness of Cautioning for Minor Cannabis Offences
- The Audit Office of New South Wales (NSW Police, NSW Health)
Read the report

Protecting People Promoting Health: A public health approach to violence prevention for England
- North West Public Health Observatory at the Centre for Public Health, Liverpool John Moores University
Read and download the article

Crisis Intervention Teams and People with Mental Illness: Exploring the Factors That Influence the Use of Force
- Melissa S. Morabito et al (2013)
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Aggressive policing and the mental health of young urban men
- Amanda Geller et al in American Journal of Public Health
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Procedural Justice and Professional Policing in Times of Austerity
- Mike Hough 2013
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Book Chapter: The Secret Social Service
- Maurice Punch in The British Police, Simon Holdaway (ed.), London, Arnold 1979
Read the book chapter

Aligning policing and public health promotion: insights from the world of foot patrol
– Policing Practice and Research: An International Journal, Jennifer D. Wood,  Caitlin J. Taylor, Elizabeth R. Groff, Jerry H. Ratcliffe
Read and download the article

Building partnerships between law enforcement and harm reduction programs
– an Editorial in the International Journal of Drug Policy by CLEPH consultant Melissa Jardine.
Read and download the article