For the first time...

Industry leaders from the law enforcement and social work fields are coming together to explore successful methods and best practices for embedded social workers in police departments. Hear from nationally recognized speakers and those working on the ground in this emerging field. Learn the methods they’ve used to bring social work and law enforcement together […]

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Conference Schedule

Like the police social work field, the first annual NCPSW conference schedule is still growing and evolving. Join the mailing list to be notified when the schedule is finalized and registration has been opened.
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

1:30 pm - 1:45 pm

1:45 pm - 3:00 pm

Founding officer of the San Antonio Police Department’s Mental Health Unit in 2008, Ernest Stevens was featured as the primary subject in the award-winning HBO documentary, “Ernie and Joe: Crisis Cops,” was featured on ABC’s “Nightline with Byron Pitts” and in the NBC documentary “A Different Kind of Force.” A contributing author to the Amazon […]

3:15 pm - 4:30 pm

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

9:00 am - 1:24 pm

10:30 am - 11:30 am

10:30 am - 11:30 am

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

9:00 am - 1:24 pm

Dr. Andy Young has been a Professor of Psychology and Counseling at Lubbock Christian University since 1996 and a negotiator and psychological consultant with the Lubbock Police Department’s SWAT team since 2000. He also heads LPD’s Victim Services Unit and is the director of the department’s Critical Incident Stress Management Team. He has been on […]

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Meet Keynote Speaker: Ernest Stevens

Attendees of the first annual National Conference on Police Social Work will hear from Ernest Stevens, founding officer of the San Antonio Police Department's Mental Health Unit and subject of the award-winning HBO documentary "Ernie and Joe: Crisis Cops."

Forming or Developing your Police Social Work Program

With sessions geared for both the law enforcement administrator and embedded police social worker, the 2021 NCPSW Conference will assist your agency in the formation or development of a police social work program. Both law enforcement and social work continuing education credits are available.

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Meet Keynote Speaker: Dr. Andy Young

Dr. Andy Young has been a Professor of Psychology and Counseling at Lubbock Christian University since 1996 and a negotiator and psychological consultant with the Lubbock Police Department’s SWAT team since 2000. He also heads LPD’s Victim Services Unit and is the director of the department’s Critical Incident Stress Management Team. He has been on the negotiating team at the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office since 2008, is on the team at the Texas Department of Public Safety (Texas Rangers, Special Operations, Region 5), and has recently been asked to serve as the psychological consultant on the Amarillo Police Department’s negotiating team. He is the author of, “Fight or Flight: Negotiating Crisis on the Frontline” and “When Every Word Counts: An Insider’s View of Crisis Negotiations”, which contain mostly stories about his work as a crisis counselor and hostage negotiator at LPD (see www.DrAndyYoung.com). He was added as a third author for the 6th Edition of “Crisis Negotiations: Managing Critical Incidents and Hostage Situations in Law Enforcement and Corrections”. Since 2014 he has spoken nationally and internationally at numerous hostage negotiator conferences, as well as other professional and academic conferences on crisis intervention and hostage negotiating.

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Meet Keynote Speaker: Dr. Andy Young

Bloomington, Indiana

Monroe Convention Center

A restored historic venue located in the heart of Downtown Bloomington, Indiana. Within walking distance, you'll find unique shops and boutiques, casual and fine dining, local art galleries, live music, exciting performances and shows, a vibrant nightlife, cultural events, extensive trails and parks, and so much more. Bloomington is located approximately 50 miles south of Indianapolis International Airport (IND).

Hosted by:

Bloomington Police Department, Indiana
Bloomington Police Department, Indiana

220 E 3rd Street
Bloomington, IN 47401

(812) 349-3857