2015 POP Conference
Oct 19-21, 2015 Portland, OR

Center for Problem-Oriented Policing

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Model POP Curriculum

Model POP

An adaptable 14 module undergraduate course, including detailed PowerPoints, links to required texts. Its a complete course, ready to go!

Model POP Curriculum

Interview with Herman Goldstein

Herman Goldstein

Historic Interview with POP's founder, Herman Goldstein. Interviewed by renowned historian Samuel Walker. In 9 parts.video icon

Interview with Herman Goldstein

GIS for Public Safety: An Annotated Guide to ArcGIS Tools and Procedures


Crime analysis for problem solving can't be done without understanding location, and that's what GIS is all about. This easy to follow manual teaches you all the skills needed to bring you up to speed with this essential tool.

GIS for Public Safety PDF

Speeding in Residential Areas


Residential Speeding Presentation (Powerpoint/Video)

Speeding in Residential Areas

Classes, Training, Modules and MOOCS

University at Albany

University at Albany

Learn about POP from the top rated School of Criminal Justice, University at Albany online course offerings. These courses have been designed by the Center for Problem Oriented Policing in collaboration with the University at Albany. They are available at the undergraduate level and from time to time at the graduate level. Availability depends on semester and session.

The following courses are offered as 3 credit courses at University at Albany and vary in length from 8 week or 16 week, depending on semester or session. They are primarily undergraduate courses but from time to time may be offered at the graduate level. They may be taken as degree or non-degree courses. In order to take these courses you must register with the University at Albany, School of Criminal Justice. Click here to apply.

POP at UAlbany course listing and descriptions:

  • Introduction to Problem Oriented Policing
  • Crime Analysis for Problem Solvers I
  • Crime Analysis for Problem Solvers II
  • Policing Terrorism

See all School of Criminal Justice UAlbany online courses.

Take our MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) to try a sample of these courses. Register here and use the password “popmooc” (case sensitive) when asked to log in.

What is POP?

What is POP?

Problem-oriented policing is an approach to policing in which discrete pieces of police business are subject to microscopic examination in hopes that what is freshly learned about each problem will lead to discovering a new and more effective strategy for dealing with it.

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MOOC: Policing Street Prostitution

Prostitution Module

You advise the Mayor on how to solve a problem of street prostitution. People are upset. Save the mayor from a recall. A 60-90 minute exercise.

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Problem Analysis Module

PAM Problem Analysis Module

Enter a problem and this interactive module will help you solve it step-by-step. Answer a series of questions and the program returns a variety of responses you could try. Best done in a group setting.

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Crime Analysis for Problem Solvers

Crime Analysis for Problem Solvers

In 60 simple steps learn how to generate, collect, use, and analyze data to solve everyday crime and disorder problems.

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25 Techniques

PAM Problem Analysis Module

See how the 25 techniques of situational crime prevention work. Learn how to increase the effort for offenders, increase their risks, reduce their rewards, reduce provocation and remove their excuses.

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