Mackinac Center Scholar Assisting Pontiac

Lou Schimmel, a Mackinac Center adjunct scholar, has been appointed to a committee that will investigate whether the city of Pontiac should contract with the Oakland County Sheriff's Office for police services or maintain its own department.

The Oakland Press in this editorial said "We are confident he will keep an open yet fair mind in evaluating the data."

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Schimmel has written previously about Pontiac's financial woes, and this issue of Michigan Privatization Report focused exclusively on the city, including this commentary about the Pontiac Police Department.