Mental Health Cop - as seen at LEPH2016


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

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LEPH2016 a success


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


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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'Law Enforcement & Public Health'

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Passionate Professionals:
The Dutch Police Response to the Shooting Down of Malaysian Airlines’ MH17 in the Ukraine (2014)


Maurice Punch (pictured), with Frank Hoogewoning and Auke van Dijk.

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Police and Public Health Innovation in practice: an overview of collaboration across England




A paper to support the October 2016 summit: ‘creating a shared purpose for policing and health’

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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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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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Ever wondered what ordering a McDonald's burger and pursuing professional development have in common?


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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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US Police Foundation among coalition to reform mental health & drug responses in criminal justice


Read "A New Justice Challenge for Trump: Mental Health & Drugs" by Ted Gest on The Crime Report

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).

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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’

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
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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
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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
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