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Mission Statement: The purpose of this organization is to bring together Academy member with a particular interest in the police; to facilitate and encourage research and theory development related to policing; to encourage appropriate and effective teaching techniques and practices for police-related courses; to serve as a resource network for and encourage interaction among academic, research, practitioner, and policy-making sectors in order to further knowledge about the police; and to organize conference sessions related to the police.

Section News:
Police Forum (the official section newsletter)
Editor: Michael Jenkins - mjenkins@newhaven.edu


The latest edition of the Police Forum is linked: March 2019. For past editions, please contact Michael Jenkins at the email address above.  

Police Forum, Past Issues:

January 2018
December 2016
August 2016
March 2016
December 2015
August 2015
December 2014
July 2014
August 2013
April 2013
December 2012
August 2012


Police Forum Back Issues
Please click here to access additional back issues of the Police Section Police Forum.  While not all are in the collection, many are there for your review and use.  Thanks to Radford University for hosting the archived documents and to Dr. Lucy Hochstein for curating the list of past issues.  Lucy is looking to close the gap of missing issues.

Police Quarterly
(official peer-reviewed journal of the Police Section)
Editor: John Worrall (University of Texas - Dallas)

Police Quarterly is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to quantitative and qualitative police-related research. The journal is jointly affiliated with the Police Section of ACJS and the Police Executive Research Forum. All members of the Police Section receive digital access to Police Quarterly as a benefit of membership. You can access the Police Quarterly website by clicking here.

Section membership dues are $37 annually.

Member Benefits: All members of ACJS are eligible to join the Police Section. The Police Section is one of the largest sections within ACJS, with well over 200 members. An annual digital subscription to Police Quarterly is included with one's membership.

Membership: To join the section, current ACJS members should send a request to the National Office at manager@acjs.org to receive an invoice, which you can pay by check or credit card; Non-members first join ACJS by clicking here and add the Police Section as an option before you check-out and pay. 


Additional Information:
Police Section Constitution: The Constitution for the ACJS Police Section can be accessed by clicking here.

Executive Board 2018-19

Chair– Jeffrey Rush, Troy University - andysip@gmail.com

Vice-Chair– Veronyka James, Shenandoah University - vjames@su.edu

Executive Counselor– Phil Kopp, University of California – Fullerton 

Term of office ends: ACJS 2017 (Adjusted 3-year term)

Executive Counselor– Carol Archbold, North Dakota State University
Term of office ends: ACJS 2019 (3-year term)

Executive Counselor– Vacant
Term of office ends: ACJS 2019 (Adjusted 3-year term)

Student Representative– Vacant
(1-year term)


Police Forum Newsletter Editor:   

Michael J. Jenkins, University of Scranton

Term: Indefinite

 

History
Section Historian/Archivist: Lucy Edwards Hochstein (Radford University)

The Police Section Archives and Historian position was created by Vivian Lord when she led the Police Section. The Police Section Archives are housed at Radford University, Radford, Virginia. Donations are always welcome! To contribute to the archives or request an article search, please contact Lucy Edwards Hochstein at lhochstei@radford.edu. You can also write or call her at:

Lucy Edwards Hochstein
Police Section Historian/Archivist
Department of Criminal Justice
Radford University
PO Box 6934
Radford, VA 24142
Phone: (540) 831-6161
Fax: (540) 831-6075

The Police Section is continuing to extend and update its archives. Contributions to this effort will be helpful. For the latest update on the archive, as well as issues being sought, see the report available here.

The archives contain various issues of the following criminal justice related journals. Are dusty copies of criminal justice related journals cluttering up your shelves? The Police Section archivist is happy to take them off your hands. If you need an article and we have the issue, the archivist can make copies of articles for you. A list of current holdings is available here.

 

Academy of Criminal Justice Science

Police Section Awards History

 

Year

Service Award

O.W. Wilson Award

Founders Award

1992

Gary Cordner

 

 

1993

Donna Hale

 

 

1994

Robert Langworthy

(1st Recipient) 1995

 

1995

Larry Gaines

Robert Trojanowicz

 

 

1996

Steven Lab

Darrel Stephens

 

1997

None

Peter Manning

 

1998

Michael Vaughn

Herman Goldstein

 

1999

Victor Kappeler

William Walsh

 

2000

Michael Buerger

Stephen Mastrofski

 

2001

Ken Peak

Larry Hoover

 

2002

David L. Carter

Victor G. Strecher

 

2003

Mittie D. Southerland

Charles R. “Mike” Swanson

 

2004

Richard Holden

None

 

2005

None

Carl Klockars

 

2006

None

James Fyfe

 

2007

None

Gary Cordner

 

2008

None

Bob Taylor

 

2009

None

None

 

2010

None

Ellen Scrivner

 

2011

None

None

 

2012

None

Jack Greene

 

2013

Lucy Edwards Hochstein

None

 

2014

None

Edward McGarrell

 

2015

None

None

 

2016

None

George Kelling

2017

Samuel Walker

Jeremy Wilson Initiated for 2018

2018

 

 

 

2019

 

 

 

2020