GLEPHA is pleased to present a scholarly review of “Law Enforcement and Public Health: A Global Examination,” edited by Isabelle Bartkowiak-Théron, James Clover, Denise Martin, Richard F. Southby, and Nick Crofts. The review, authored by Dr. Rebecca Phythian, has been published in the esteemed journal Policing and Society.

This volume assembles diverse perspectives from practitioners, educators, and academics specializing in both law enforcement and public health. It spans contributions from a variety of geopolitical contexts—from the United Kingdom to South Africa and Australia—illustrating the universal relevance and complex nature of collaborations between these sectors.

Dr. Phythian’s review offers a critical analysis of the book’s exploration of the theoretical and practical intersections between law enforcement and public health. It assesses the effectiveness of Law Enforcement and Public Health (LEPH) partnerships and highlights the necessity of such alliances in addressing the intricate and pressing issues that plague societies worldwide, notably during the challenges posed by a global pandemic.

The full review is available for consultation here, providing an insightful critique for policymakers, practitioners, and scholars interested in the advancement of integrated public safety and health strategies.

We invite all stakeholders engaged in public health, law enforcement, or academic research to examine this review and consider the comprehensive analyses and discussions it presents. This work not only underscores the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration but also serves as a call to action for continued dialogue and innovation across these critical fields.