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.

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LEPH2016 a success


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


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 Felonious Few vs. The Miscreant Many



With Director Lawrence Sherman, a report targeting family violence in Western Australia 2016

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Police Leadership: Rising to the top


Edited by Jenny Fleming

The only book to present a tailored discussion around strategic and extensive police leadership issues

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'Law Enforcement & Public Health'

 in 2017


Enroll in this unique course with Dr Nicholas Thomson.

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Special issue:

Law Enforcement & Public Health


Great articles from key contributors at LEPH2016.

Editor-in-Chief Professor Jenny Fleming

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New report - Advancing the Right to Health: The Vital Role of Law


“One of the most useful aspects of this report is that it links human rights to urgent public health challenges”, David Patterson, IDLO’s program manager for health law.

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Executive development and leadership programs


Check out the range of courses and resources available for police and emergency services personnel.

Link to AIPM website


Tackle problems of policing, racism as public health issue: Column

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Policing Vulnerability: Definitions, legitimacy and thinking differently

A great blog entry based on thoughts from the annual College of Policing Conference by Ian Hesketh and Emma Williams

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Mental Health Cop - as seen at LEPH2016


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

Follow the blog of Inspector Michael Brown OAM

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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CLEPH’s Law Enforcement and HIV Network expands worldwide

The LEAHN team expands to 20 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


A ‘good read’

Researching law enforcement and public health
Maurice Punch & Stephen James, Policing & Society 2016
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The McDonaldisation of police–academic partnerships: organisational and cultural barriers encountered in moving from research on police to research with police
Jackie Goode & Karen Lumsden, Policing & Society, 2016
Read the article

Conceptual divides and practice synergies in law enforcement and public health: some lessons from policing vulnerability in Australia
Isabelle Bartkowiak-Théron & Nicole L. Asquith, Poilcing & Society 2016
Reat the article

What matters in policing? Change, values and leadership in turbulent times
Auke Van Dijk, Frank Hoogewoning & Maurice Punch 2015
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Too much detention? Street Triage and detentions under Section 136 Mental Health Act in the North-East of England: a descriptive study of the effects of a Street Triage intervention
Patrick Keown et al. BMJ Open 2016
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Police and public health partnerships: Evidence from the evaluation of Vancouver's supervised injection facility
DeBeck et al. Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2008
Read the article

Building Successful Partnerships between Law Enforcement and Public Health Agencies to Address Opioid Use
- Community Oriented Policing Service, US State Department 2016
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Building partnerships between law enforcement and harm reduction programs
Melissa Jardine, an Editorial in the International Journal of Drug Policy, 2013
Read and download the article

Check out our 'good read' archive here