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Dr. Jeremy Wilson is a Professor of the School of Criminal Justice at MSU, where he also 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 has served as an instructor for numerous law enforcement and brand protection training programs.

Dr. Wilson has collaborated with police agencies, communities, task forces, multinational corporations, professional associations and governments throughout the U.S. and the world on many complex public safety problems, and he has led over $10M of 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 companies. Among other areas, he has written extensively for practitioners and scholars on brand protection, product counterfeiting, police staffing and personnel planning, organizational consolidation, resource allocation, community policing, field interventions for violence prevention, 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. The Police Section of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences recently honored him with the O.W. Wilson Award for his contributions to police research and practice, and he has received leadership, research, service, and supervisory awards by the American Society of Criminology, RAND Corporation, The Ohio State University, Indiana University, Michigan State University, Johnson & Johnson, Underwriters Laboratories, and the City of Lansing.

Featured Research

A Performance-Based Approach to Police Staffing and Allocation

Wilson, Jeremy M., & Weiss, Alexander (2012). A Performance-Based Approach to Police Staffing and Allocation. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services.

Organizing for Brand Protection and Responding to Product Counterfeit Risk: An Analysis of Global Firms

Wilson, Jeremy M., Grammich, Clifford, & Chan, Fiona (2016). “Organizing for Brand Protection and Responding to Product Counterfeit Risk: An Analysis of Global Firms.” Journal of Brand Management, Vol.23(3): 345-361.

Attitudes Toward the Police in Communities Using Different Consolidation Models

Chermak, Steven, & Wilson, Jeremy M. (2018). Attitudes Toward the Police in Communities Using Different Consolidation Models, International Criminal Justice Review, online before print.