3rd Annual American Society of Evidence-Based Policing Conference

University of Cincinnati, Tangeman University Center, 4th Floor, Cincinnati, OH

May 19 - 21, 2019

Are you passionate about public safety? Do you want to learn the latest research in policing? Join us at the 2019 American Society of Evidence-Based Policing Conference!


This two-day boutique conference is designed to allow intimate access for police practitioners, leading criminology researchers, crime analysts, criminal justice policy advocates, and vendors to learn and grow their understanding of evidence-based policing, network with police professionals from around the world and receive expert insights on the evolution of policing from prominent and decorated keynote speakers.

With participants from around the globe, attendees will discover cutting-edge evidence-based policing research and strategies to reduce crime and disorder, and maintain the trust, confidence and support of the communities we serve.


Attendees will hear speakers from Argentina, Canada, Sweden, England, and of course the United States speaking on 

- community engagement
- mental health and wellness
- root cause analysis of officer-involved shootings
- the ineffectiveness of officer early warning systems
- domestic violence risk assessments
- violence reduction interventions
- eye witness testimony
- evidence-based policing
- use of force
- citizen's perceptions of officers appearance
- officer decision making
- the effects of communication training on officers
- tasers increase use of force and assault on officers
- applying a procedural justice checklist in counter terrorism examinations

and much much more. It's your opportunity to network with academics, officers, and pracademics who are advancing research in the police profession. 

Register before March 31st for the early bird discount! The registration is only $125 for a jam-packed two-day conference. It's the deal of the century!


We are also offering two workshops Sunday May 19th before for an additional fee of $25 for one workshop or $40 for both workshops.


Workshop 1: Sunday, May 19. 1300-1500

Enhancing Operational Performance by Building Safety Culture

Dr. David Klinger, Former Police Officer, American Criminologist

Key Takeaways Include:

  • Overview of the normal accident (NAT) and high reliability (HRO) traditions to provide a basic understanding of these traditions
  • How these practices can be applied to improve the performance of police organizations and officers when handling high-risk encounters with citizens

This workshop uses recent events to highlight key points and demonstrates the utility of the material presented for a better understanding of the nature of potentially violent police-citizen interactions, as well as those that turn violent.

Workshop 2: Sunday, May 19. 1500-1700

Evidence-Based Policing
Dr. Renée J. Mitchell, Police Officer, Evidence-Based Policing Activist, Sergeant

This course combines Dr. Mitchell's Cambridge criminology education, her knowledge as a field researcher and her experience as a Crime Analyst Sergeant. Dr. Mitchell has taught at universities across the globe, presented at IACP, American Society of Criminology and other major conferences. She has also presented two TEDx talks: "Research Not Protests" and "Policing Needs to Change, Trust Me I'm a Cop".

Key Takeaways Include:

  • foundational knowledge on how to use the scientific method to rigorously evaluate programs or interventions,
  • the difference between strong and weak evaluation methods,
  • statistical analysis used to improve evaluation of internal program,
  • an in-depth review of relevant websites to find evidence-based programs.

Keynote Speakers and Panelists:

Dr. David Weisburd

David Weisburd is Distinguished Professor of Criminology, Law and Society at George Mason University and Executive Director of the Center for Evidence Based Crime Policy. He also has an appointment as Walter E. Meyer Professor of Law and Criminal Justice at the Hebrew University. Professor Weisburd is well known for his research on policing and crime hot spots, and chaired the National Academies of Science Committee on Proactive Policing. He is author or editor of more than 30 books and more than 200 scientific articles that cover a wide range of criminal justice research topics. He has received many international prizes for his innovative research including the Stockholm Prize in Criminology (2010), the Robert Boruch Award for Contributions to Research that Informs Public Policy (2014), and the Sutherland (2014) and Vollmer Awards (2017) from the American Society of Criminology. In 2015 he received the Israel Prize, generally regarded as the State of Israel's highest honor.

Dr. Rob Briner

Rob is Professor of Organizational Psychology at Queen Mary, University of London and also Scientific Director of the Center for Evidence-Based Management (www.cebma.org). His research has focused on several topics including well-being, emotions, stress, ethnicity, the psychological contract, absence from work, motivation, work-nonwork and everyday work behaviour. Beyond academic research Rob helps practitioners and organizations make better use of evidence, including research evidence, in decision-making as well as encouraging academics to make research more accessible. He has written for and presented to practitioners on many aspects of HR and organizational psychology and is now involved in many initiatives aimed at developing and promoting evidence-based practice. He has received several awards for his work in this area including the British Psychological Society Division of Occupational Psychology Academic Contribution to Practice Award in 2014 and topped HR Magazine’s Most Influential Thinker list in 2016.


Lodging Information

Click here to book your stay at the 4-star Kingsgate Marriott Conference Center at a special discounted rate.

Additional Conference Resources:

Visit at www.AmericanSEBP.org

Please join us for this valuable opportunity to learn, grow your career, advocate for change and share in creating a strong, unified voice for working officers everywhere.




What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Public Transportation

The easiest transportation method from Kingsgate Marriott to the Tangeman University Center is Lyft/Uber which run about $7 each way.


Tangeman University Center is located on UC main street on the West side of campus. The nearest parking garages are Varsity Village Garage and CCM Garage. Garage rates have a maximum of $10 per day. Individuals must take their ticket with them and pay at the Pay Station prior to returning to their vehicle. Additional parking options may be found by accessing the University of Cincinnati parking page at https://www.uc.edu/parking/visitors-maps.html. 


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Questions can be directed via email to info@americansebp.org


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

All conference attendees must present a valid ticket to gain entry to the event.


Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

We work in public safety and recognize that emergencies occur so we will make every effort to honor your ticket in the event that you are unable to attend but can find an alternate to take your place. We just ask that you contact us at info@americansebp.org as soon as possible so we are aware of the situation.

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