The Police Staffing Observatory (PSO)

The Police Staffing Observatory (PSO) is a global collaborative of academics, scholars, practitioners and students working with Michigan State University to promote evidence-based police workforce research, strategy and operations. Directed by Professor Jeremy M. Wilson, its primary aims are to advance police workforce knowledge and its application by

  • Conducting timely and innovative research on critical aspects of a wide-range of police staffing issues, resulting in scholarly and practitioner-oriented publications
  • Creating a venue for the network of police staffing scholars to share opportunities, discuss ideas and enable collaborations
  • Facilitating researcher-practitioner partnerships and technical assistance
  • Serving as a repository and dissemination vehicle for the research of collaborators so that it is easily discoverable by practitioners and others.

Through its facilitation of research and outreach, the Police Staffing Observatory is a community of science that ultimately serves as a valuable resource for the community of practice.

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