The First International Conference on the Intersection of Law Enforcement and Public Health

Date: 
Sunday, November 11, 2012 to Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Location: 
Melbourne
Australia
Event Description: 

Law enforcement, especially through the activities of police forces, has a crucial but largely unacknowledged role in the protection and promotion of public health.  While police are key partners in many specific public health programs, their identity generally as an important part of the public health endeavour is rarely recognised.  This means that there is a generally inadequate approach to research and investigation of ways in which law enforcement, especially police, can be most effectively engaged and be most effective in carrying out their public health role. This conference is an important step in beginning to close this gap in research, policy and practice.