Transforming Policing by Advancing Women in the Field

Thu, April 4, 2024 5:30 PM - Thu, April 4, 2024 7:00 PM at Kellogg Center Auditorium

Sponsored by:

The MSU School of Criminal Justice & The Police Staffing Observatory.


Join us for a Ted-talk style event with our featured speaker Maureen “Mo” McGough.

Maureen will share key insights to the 30 X 30 Women in Policing Initiative. This initiative aims to have women represent 30% of police recruit classes by 2030.

Maureen will then lead a panel discussion with women in the field about the profession and what drives them to succeed within it. Topics discussed will include:

  • What drew them to the profession
  • What keeps them in policing/their proudest moments
  • Biggest challenges they’ve overcome, and how they overcome them
  • Changes they’ve seen since they joined
  • Their hopes for the future of the profession
  • Advice they have for you if you are interested in the profession


Please register for this free event by contacting Tim Homberg (



Featured Speaker:

Photo of Maureen McGoughMaureen Q. McGough - Executive Director, University of South Carolina Excellence in Policing and Public Safety Program

Maureen Q. McGough is Executive Director of the University of South Carolina Excellence in Policing and Public Safety Program. She is co-founder of the 30x30 Initiative, a national grassroots movement to improve the representation and experiences of women in policing. Launched in 2021, 30x30 has amassed over 200 agency partners - including major metros like NYPD and LAPD, state agencies, mid-sized and small local agencies, university departments, and federal law enforcement agencies, and is supported by partnerships with NAWLEE, NPI, PERF, and other police professional organizations. Maureen is also Chief of Strategic Initiatives for the Policing Project at NYU law, where she oversees national efforts to develop national standards for police departments. She joined the Policing Project from the National Police Foundation, where she led the non-profit’s research, training, and technical assistance efforts as Director of National Programs. Prior to joining the National Police Foundation, Maureen spent a decade with the federal government in various roles with the US Department of Justice and US Department of State. She served as Senior Policy Advisor to the Director of the National Institute of Justice – the USDOJ’s research, development, and evaluation agency – where she led agency efforts to advance evidence-based policing and implement systems-level criminal justice reform initiatives. Additional federal experience includes serving as counsel on terrorism prevention to the Deputy Attorney General, Special Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, and coordinator for federal AIDS relief efforts through the U.S. Embassy in Kigali, Rwanda. Maureen is a member of the FBI’s Law Enforcement Education and Training Council, an executive board member for the American Society of Evidence-Based Policing, and is a recent public leadership executive fellow with the Brookings Institution. Maureen is an attorney and earned her J.D. from the George Washington University Law School.





Photo of Beth FrazierSergeant Beth Frazier - Lansing Police Department

Beth Frazier has been a member of the Lansing Police Department for 21 years and currently holds the rank of Sergeant. In her tenure at LPD, Beth has had the privilege of working two police K9’s over the span of eleven years. Nine of those years she was a designated tactical K9 handler for LPD’s SWAT team. Upon retiring her last K9, she moved up the ranks to sergeant and was transferred to oversee the detectives withing the Investigations Bureau. Beth was immediately challenged with managing various obstacles leading and supporting the Detectives over the course of three consecutive years during the busiest, most violent, and deadly times in the Lansing Community and LPD History. After three years in the Investigations Bureau, Beth transferred back to the road where she is currently a night shift road supervisor. For the past nine years, Beth has been an Accident Investigator and a member of the Ingham Regional Crash Team. In her spare time, Beth enjoys running 100-mile ultra marathons to raise money for various law enforcement charities throughout Michigan, hiking with her dogs and spending time with her family.


Photo of Inspector Sarah Krebs with the Detroit skyline in the backgroundInspector Sarah Krebs - Michigan State Police

Sarah Krebs is the Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer for the Michigan State Police. In 2017, Krebs was named as an International Association of Chiefs of Police “40 Under 40” Awardee. She left the investigative world to promote to leadership and started as a co-chair to the “Women Leading Change” MSP employee resource group. She mentors female recruits embarking on their journey within the Michigan State Police recruit schools and she is an avid promoter of the 30x30 initiative to recruit more women into the field of law enforcement.

Krebs holds a BS in Anthropology from Michigan State University, an MBA in Diversity and Leadership from Cleary University an executive certificate in Public Leadership from Harvard and she is currently pursuing her DEI certificate from Brown University.


Photo of Kim ParviainenLieutenant Kimberly Parviainen - Michigan State University Police Department

Kimberly Parviainen is an MSU Alumni and currently serves the MSU Community as a Lieutenant at Michigan State University Department of Police and Public Safety. Kimberly is a former K9 handler of a dual purpose explosive and patrol detection canine and has experience as a member of the MSU DPPS Special Victims Unit. Kimberly is a certified Hostage & Crisis Negotiator with over eleven years of experience and is the current Team Leader for the Ingham Regional Special Response Team’s Crisis Negotiation Team. Kimberly is currently assigned to Community Outreach and recently took on the role of Comfort Canine Handler with her four-legged partner, a Golden Retriever named River.