Local Leaders Say Police-Community Relations are Good Throughout Michigan, But Those In Large Cities are Concerned About Potential Unrest Over Police Use-of-Force

Michigan Public Policy Survey, February 2016

14 Pages Posted: 25 Feb 2016

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Sarah Mills

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

Thomas M. Ivacko

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

Date Written: February 2, 2016

Abstract

This report presents Michigan local government leaders’ assessments of police-community relations, concern over the potential for civil unrest, and the use of a range of law enforcement policies, practices, and equipment in their jurisdiction. The findings are based on statewide surveys of local government leaders in the Fall 2015 wave of the Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS).

Keywords: Local government, law enforcement, police-community relations, police militarization, civil unrest, Ferguson

Suggested Citation

Mills, Sarah and Ivacko, Thomas M., Local Leaders Say Police-Community Relations are Good Throughout Michigan, But Those In Large Cities are Concerned About Potential Unrest Over Police Use-of-Force (February 2, 2016). Michigan Public Policy Survey, February 2016, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2737454 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2737454

Sarah Mills

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy ( email )

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Thomas M. Ivacko (Contact Author)

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy ( email )

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Ann Arbor, MI 48109
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