PCASS Endorsements


"The PCASS program provides a single-point for law enforcement and community leaders to access resources, contacts and demonstrated best practices. The program is an invaluable resource that assists law enforcement executives and municipal leaders as they attempt to learn more about non-traditional methods of delivering public safety."

—Bradley Bloom, Chief, Hinsdale, IL Police Department

“The PCASS program delivers a resource database of evaluation and feasibility studies, evidence-based research, lessons learned, and agency practices on all forms of consolidation, contracting and shared services. The MSU team has provided an efficient way to empower practi-tioners with key information so that they can explore and determine the approaches most suitable for their community. Having access to such resources is invaluable.”

  —Steve Conrad, Chief, Louisville, KY Metro Police Department

“There is a lot of misinformation surrounding the practice of consolidated public safety service which makes it very difficult for police chiefs, fire chiefs, and city/county governments to assess whether or not consolidated services are a potential option for their communities.  The PCASS program delivers objective, field-tested, and evidence-based research for law enforcement, fire services and other officials to consider in determining the best approach for their specific communities.  The focus on the issue by the seasoned experts that comprise the PCASS program is timely and their research is comprehensive and balanced.  It has my enthusiastic support.” 

—Frank J. Grgurina, Chief, Sunnyvale, CA Department of Public Safety

In an era of shrinking resources and a need for objective, comprehensive, research-based lessons about the costs and benefits of alternative ways of delivering public safety services, MSU’s PCASS program is a critical and trusted partner of the law enforcement community.”

—Terrence Jungel, Executive Director, Michigan Sheriffs Association

“The PCASS program greatly assists community leaders nation-wide by centrally locating all available information concerning public safety departments and organizations sharing services. The resources are comprehensive, providing information on everything from models of service delivery to factors known to facilitate and impede implementation and effectiveness.”

— Mark A. Herald, Director, East Grand Rapids, MI Department of Public Safety

“The MSU School of Criminal Justice has a proven record of collaborating with state and local communities, including law enforcement, to address critical justice issues. Their researchers are highly qualified in the area of policing and they have significant knowledge in the area of consolidation and shared services. The PCASS program delivers this same level of excellence.” 

—Karhlton F. Moore, Executive Director, Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services

“The MSU School of Criminal Justice has long been an effective partner of the Michigan State Police. Through its applied research and outreach, the PCASS program is further evidence of the School’s commitment to assisting the law enforcement community on its most challenging issues.” 

—Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue, Director, Michigan State Police