At the 2nd International Conference on Law Enforcement and Public Health a group of researchers held a roundtable discussion regarding the directions that research in the LEPH area can and should take. The discussion was extremely fruitful and resulted in the formation of a global network of practitioners, researchers and research institutions working in some or other aspect of the intersection of law enforcement and public health.
As this Network developed it was proposed at the 3rd conference in 2016 to convert this informal network into a membership based Global Law Enforcement and Public Health Association (GLEPHA).
GLEPHA was legally constituted in 2017 and currently is managed by an interim Board of Directors. The Accociation's aims include fostering partnerships in research into the inter-relationship of law enforcement (especially police), public health and local government in addressing complex social issues which have both health and criminal justice impact.
Further information regarding GLEPHA can be obtained by emailing the Executive Director, Nick Crofts on firstname.lastname@example.org