Public Safety Advisory Committee

 

Charge to the Michigan State University Police and Public Safety Advisory Committee (PPSAC)

The Police and Public Safety Advisory Committee (PPSAC) is charged with assisting the Vice President for Public Safety and Chief of Police (VP/C) with the development of the strategic direction of Michigan State University Police and Public Safety to enhance the safety and overall quality of life for the Michigan State University (MSU) community.

The PPSAC comprises students, faculty, and staff from a cross-section of academic departments, administrative departments, centers, and associations from MSU.

Committee members will use their varied expertise and areas of specialization within the MSU community to offer sound advice and constructive criticism to the Vice President for Public Safety and Chief of Police. They will assist in educating the MSU community about programs, services and initiatives offered by MSU Police and Public Safety, and in turn advise the Vice President for Public Safety and Chief of Police regarding the services and policies desired by the MSU community.

The PPSAC is committed to ensuring that MSU Police and Public Safety strives to deliver the highest quality comprehensive and integrated safety and security program for all valued members of the MSU community.

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The Broader Spirit of the Michigan State University Police and Public Safety Advisory Committee (PPSAC)

The PPSAC will be responsible for:

  • Polling and reporting to the constituencies they represent, as appropriate, to advise MSU Police and Public Safety on methods, tactics, programs, and approaches to best ensure community safety.
  • Considering various initiatives designed to improve community safety, taking into consideration cost-benefit analyses, weighing privacy concerns, image and liability issues, etc.
  • Making recommendations that address potentially contentious and/or forward-looking issues and considerations.
  • Becoming knowledgeable in selected Police and Public Safety topics with the ability to inform/educate other members of the MSU community.
  • Providing information that assists in the effective development of communication strategies designed to reach members of the greater MSU community.
  • Creating greater awareness among key stakeholders of the ways in which MSU Police and Public Safety works to protect the safety of the University (people, property, and reputation).

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Membership

Zeeba Ali, Council of Progressive Students (COPS)

Shannon Burton, University Ombudsperson – Office of the University Ombudsperson

Dr. Jane Bunnell, Faculty Senate

Kaitlynn Edwards, Panhellenic Council

Justin Fernando, Council of Racial Ethnic Students (CORES

Dr. Sabrina Ford, Coalition of Racial and Ethnic Minorities (CoREM)

Alyssa Frost, Associated Students of MSU (ASMSU)

Georgia Frost, President Associated Students of MSU (ASMSU)

Jacquez Gray, Residential Education and Housing Services

Clay Griffith, General Assembly Member Resident Hall Association (RHA)

Petra Grivins,

Jackie Kittel, Office of General Counsel

Jed Knode, Council of Graduate Students (COGS)

Sujin Lee, Vice President – Philanthropy Multicultural Greek Council, Co – Chair

Student, Council of Graduate Students (COGS)

Belle Letcher, Vice President Resident Hall Association (RHA)

Norihita Masud, Council of Progressive Students (COPS)

James Ohonba, Football – Men’s Spartan Athletics

Shawn Pittman Jr, Internal Vice President National Panhellenic Council (NPHC)

Jacob “L.J.” Sack, Interfraternity Council (IFC)

Dr. Patricia Stewart, Director – Education and Development, Office for Institutional Diversity and Inclusion (IDI)

Julian Trevino, Council of Racial Ethnic Students (CORES)

Jenae Wash, Softball – Women’s Spartan Athletics

Chris Wayne, Coalition of Labor Organizations (CLO)

Dujuan Wiley, Recreational Sports and Fitness Services

Anthony Williams, Assistant Vice President and Dean of Students – Dean of Students Office