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Police Leadership Lab

About Our Lab

The Police Leadership Lab (PLL) conducts actionable research which informs administrative practice for next-generation police executives. The lab pursues projects which address budgetary, political, social, and technological challenges in American police administration.


  1. Longitudinal Analysis of Factors Which Influence Municipal Police Budgets (Brunet/McDonald/Varkey)
  2. Public Service Motivation Among Police Officers (McDonald/Diebold/Brunet/Jin/Eger/Schwaeble)


NC State Faculty

Jim Brunet, Director

Jeff Diebold

Bruce McDonald, Associate Director

Affiliate Faculty

Robert J. Eger, III, Naval Post Graduate School

Myung Jin, Virginia Commonwealth University

Graduate Students

Katy Schwaeble

Sapna Varkey