The 2nd International Conference on Law Enforcement and Public Health (LEPH2014) will be held at the Free University in the Dutch capital city of Amsterdam from 5 – 8 October 2014.

Policing and public health are both more effective when they are developed and operate in partnership – a critical partnership long in tradition but often neglected in practice. The LEPH Conferences confront this neglect by bringing together police, public health practitioners, academics and policy makers to examine, review, assess, share and learn from each other.

This is a ‘must attend’ conference for anyone in public health or law enforcement concerned with enhancing the effectiveness of their work. Register your interest in receiving further information about LEPH2014 at .

Latest News

Amsterdam's Top600 project to tackle repetitive offenders


The Top600 project - a special feature at LEPH2014 - is an integrated approach to dealing with the 'top' 600 repetitive young offenders in Amsterdam through a collaboration between police, prosecutions, health care and youth services. Ruud IJzelendoorn, is a director of the Public Order and Security Office of the City of Amsterdam and will highlight the project in Plenary 1. See also C8.

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Dutch National Rapporteur to speak on 'Resilience' at LEPH2014


Learn about the importance of 'resilience' during Plenary 6 with Corinne Dettmeijer-Vermeulen, Dutch National Rapporteur on Trafficking in Human Beings and Sexual Violence against Children. She has for many years been a judge at the district court of The Hague, since 1995 as vice president of the court. Read more

Wise words:

Ms Zsuzsanna Jakab, Regional Director, WHO Europe

"Public health law enforcement is an important issue which requires attention but it should not be used in isolation. We sometimes observe that even when countries have robust public health legislation this does not always translate into effective enforcement action.Public health law enforcement should respect human rights and the perspectives of the public, patients and civil society.I very much agree that the role of other sectors in public health law enforcement is vital. We also see important roles of the educational, environment or the labour sectors in enforcing Public Health legislation, when it comes to matters relating to school health, environmental health, or occupational health. There are numerous other examples for the importance of other sectors in enforcing Public Health legislation.  This is also why we advocate for a stronger role for other sectors in developing public health strategies. In this respect we appreciate the reference to Health2020 and collaborative public leadership. More and more countries within the WHO European Region are now taking our regional policy framework Health 2020 forward in cross-sectoral and sometimes whole-of-government national health strategies."

Don't miss out on your Amsterdam accommodation

Amsterdam is a popular place for large conferences around the time LEPH2014 is being held.

Accommodation is becoming scarce - especially in central Amsterdam. Book your accommodation now.

If you wish, you can use the
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Special tours for delegates

2013_Red_Light_1400x600.jpgGuided tours of the Red Light District, with experienced guides, and visits to support facilities for homeless, drug users and sex workers, are being arranged for LEPH2014 Conference delegates on the evenings of Monday 6th and Tuesday 7th October.

Places will be limited, and registration will be available from morning tea on Monday 6th.



The Conference Organisers are currently negotiating to have accreditation points available from the following
professional organisations:  

*Nederlands Vereniging voor Psychiatrie/ Dutch Psychiatric Association (NVvP)
*Dutch Association of Educationalists (NRC) 
*Nederlands Instituut van Psychologen/ Dutch Institute of Psychologists
    - youth sector (NIP) & the first line (NIP)
*Beroepsregister van Agogisch en Maatschappelijk Werkers/ Professional Register of social welfare and social workers (BAMW)
*Beroepsvereniging van Zorgprofessionals/ Quality Register V & VN (nurses and carers)
*Accreditatie Bureau Sociale Geneeskunde/ ABSG Foundation Accreditation Board of Social Medicine (ABSG)
      - Forensic Medical Society (FMG) & Dome Physicians Society and Health (KAMG).
Watch this website for updates and application details.

Welcome reception

Make sure you join delegates and speakers at our special historic venue on 5 October


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Marketplace of Ideas


The Marketplace of Ideas was developed to provide practical examples of police and health/welfare collaborations at local level, across a wide range of complex social and public health issues - for operational police in particular, whose need is pressing and for practical, more than theoretical, information.

Read more about the Marketplace here

Register your interest

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