Dr. Jeremy M. Wilson is a Professor of the School of Criminal Justice and Director of the Police Staffing Observatory at Michigan State University (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, brand protection, and supply chain training programs.
As a scholar, educator, advisor, and consultant, Dr. Wilson has collaborated with police agencies, communities, task forces, multinational corporations, professional associations, governments, and other public and private entities throughout the U.S. and the world on many complex public safety problems, and he has led over $14M 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 over 160 publications for practitioners and scholars on brand protection, product counterfeiting, police staffing and personnel planning, organizational consolidation, resource allocation, performance assessment and ROI, community policing, field interventions for violence prevention, data and measurement, empirical modeling and evaluation. Dr. Wilson serves on the Board of Directors for the National Crime Prevention Council and on the editorial board of the Journal of Economic Criminology, and he is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Police Executive Research Forum, International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition, American Society of Evidence-Based Policing, and Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police.
The MSU Innovation Center recognized him with the Corporate Connector Award for his extensive brand integrity partnership building with industry, and the Police Section of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences honored him with the O.W. Wilson Award for his contributions to police research and practice. He has received additional 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.