Introduction to Public Safety Consolidation and Contracting


Eli Broad College of Business

Dr. Wilson is a Professor of the School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University (MSU). He founded and directed the Center for Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection and the Program on Police Consolidation and Shared Services. Prior to joining MSU, Dr. Wilson was a Behavioral Scientist at the RAND Corporation, where he led the development of the Center on Quality Policing and the Police Recruitment and Retention Clearinghouse. He has held a wide variety of appointments and honorary titles at prestigious institutions around the world, and he has served as an instructor for numerous law enforcement and brand protection training programs. Dr. Wilson has collaborated with police agencies, communities, task forces, companies, associations and governments throughout the U.S. and the world on many complex public safety problems, and he has led numerous projects sponsored by the U.S. Congress, various units of the U.S. Departments of Justice and Interior, community and institutional foundations, local governments, police departments, professional associations, and corporations. Among other areas, he has written extensively for scholars and practitioners on police staffing and personnel planning, brand protection, product counterfeiting, organizational consolidation, resource allocation, community policing, field interventions for violence prevention, internal security, data and measurement, empirical modeling and evaluation. Dr. Wilson’s research and commentary have been featured in numerous books, professional publications, academic journals, and Congressional and State testimony, and in various forms of national and international media. He has recently received the O.W. Wilson Award from the Police Section of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, and he has received leadership, research, service and supervisory awards by the American Society of Criminology, RAND, The Ohio State University, Indiana University, Michigan State University, Johnson & Johnson, Underwriters Laboratories, and the City of Lansing.

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