Glenford S. Leonard Papers

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Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator -
Leonard, Glenford S.
Glenford S. Leonard papers
Date [inclusive]
4.0 Cubic feet

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Biographical Note

Glenford S. Leonard graduated from Port Huron High School in 1940. From 1942 to 1945, Leonard served in the U.S. Naval Reserves as a pilot. He was honorably discharged with the rank of Lieutenant. Following his military service, he attended Port Huron Junior College, graduating with and Associate’s Degree in Science in 1946. Leonard received a Bachelor of Science with a major in Police Administration from Michigan State University in 1948. After receiving his B.S. degree, Leonard became a patrol officer in Kalamazoo, Michigan until 1950 when he became the Director of Public Safety and the Director of Civil Defense in Escanaba, Michigan. He left Escanaba in 1954 to assume the same positions in Oak Park, Michigan. In 1968, Leonard became the Director of Criminal Justice Planning for the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments.

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Scope and Contents note

The Glenford S. Leonard papers contain primarily information on Leonard’s post-Michigan State University career. One topic, which became a specialty of Leonard’s, and which is covered extensively in the collection is the integration of police and fire services. Leonard helped implement the integration in several towns in Michigan and often checked the progress of integration in other communities.

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Series List

Biographical, 1987 , 1 folder

This series contains a vita of Leonard written in 1987. The vita gives his education, military and work backgrounds.

Cities and Townships, 1956-1987 , 46 folders

This series contains files on different cities and townships, mostly in Michigan, which tried the integration of fire and police services. The files contain, reports and clippings which discuss the effectiveness and problems of the integration. The series is arranged alphabetically by city/township name.

Coursework, 1970, Undated , 19 folders

This series contains papers written by Leonard while at MSU and notes from continuing education courses he took. This series also contains two notebooks, one labeled as “Oakland University” and the other labeled as “Lectures.” Arranged alphabetically.

Publications and Associations, 1983-1992 , 23 folders

This series contains Leonard’s files from various committees he served on for professional associations. Some of these organizations include the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police and the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments. The series also contains some publications for public safety directors. Arranged alphabetically by organizational name.

General Subject Files, 1981-1993, Undated , 81 folders

This is the largest series in the collection, comprising 2 cubic feet. It contains public safety surveys, photographs, and articles on general topics such as fire training and consolidation of police and fire departments and insurance. The files do not necessarily relate to any specific location, but rather discuss topics in general terms. The files are arranged alphabetically by subject with the photographs at the end of the series.

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Organized into five series: 1. Biographical. 2. Cities and Townships. 3. Coursework. 4. Publications and Associations. 5. General Subject Files.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections September 2003

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status note

Copyright: Michigan State University. Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

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Controlled Access Headings


  • Annual reports
  • Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
  • Publications
  • Reports

Personal Name(s)

  • Leonard, Glenford S. -- Form subdivision--Archives.;
  • Leonard, Margaret J.


  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Fire departments -- Michigan
  • Police administration -- Michigan
  • Police training
  • Police-fire integration -- Michigan

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Collection Inventory

Biographical 1987 

Box Folder


1817 1

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Cities and Townships 1956-1987 

Box Folder

A Study Report of the Public Safety Services for the Town of Barrington,Rhode Island February 1981 

1817 2

Public Safety Services in the Village of Beverly Hills, Village of Bingham Farms, Village of Franklin, Township of Southfield 

1817 3

Canton Township- General 

1817 4-5

Canton Township- Arbitration 

1817 6

Canton Township- The Feasibility of Police and Fire Department Consolidation 

1817 7

Durham, North Carolina- General 

1817 8-10

Grosse Pointe- Report on the Consolidation of Police and Fire Services 

1817 11

Hazel Park, Michigan 

1817 12-14

Hazel Park 

1817 15-16

Hazel Park- Fire Training 

1817 17

Huntington Woods 

1817 18-20

Huntington Woods- Arbitration 

1817 21


1817 22

Kalamazoo, Michigan: Public Safety Report 

1817 23-24

Kalamazoo: Plante and Moran 

1817 25-26

Lathrup Village 

1817 27

Mt. Clemens Fire Assessment Center 1984-1987 

1817 28

Northville Township 

1817 29-30

Oak Park Journal 

1817 31-34

Oak Park Clippings 

1817 35


1817 36

Oak Park Annual Report 

1817 37-38

Public Safety Services in Oak Park, Michigan: May 1956 Report 

1817 39

Public Safety Services in Oak Park, Michigan: A Survey of Integrated Police and Fire Operations 

1817 40

Oxford Village and Township- Report on Public Safety Services June 8,1971 

1817 41

Royal Oak Township 

1817 42

Shelby Township, Public Safety Director 

1817 43-44

Shelby Township Report 

1817 45

Spartanburg, South Carolina 

1817 46

Taylor, Michigan- Study 

1817 47

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Coursework 1970, Undated 

Box Folder

Class Paper 1970 

1818 1

"The Council of Governments, Detroit College of Law" January 1970 

1818 2

"From Brown to Busing" 

1818 3

Institute for Training in Municipal Administration 

1818 4-7


Box Folder


1818 8-14

Oakland University 

1818 15-18

"An Outline of the Causes of Homicide," Paper for class in Abnormal Psychology 

1818 19

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Publications and Associations 1983-1992 

Box Folder

American Bar Association- Economic Crime 

1818 20

Citizens' Research Council 

1818 21

Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police Public Safety Committee 1985-1992 

1818 22

Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police Public Safety Directors Committee Meeting 1986 

1818 23

Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police Public Safety Directors Committee 1987 

1818 24

Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police Public Safety Directors Committee 1988 

1818 25

Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police Public Safety Directors Survey 

1818 26-27

Michigan District Judges Assoc. / Government Liaison Committee 

1818 28

Oakland County Fire Chiefs Association 

1818 29

Police Training- Michigan Law Enforcement Officers Training Council 

1818 30-31

Public Safety Committee 1989 

1818 32

Public Safety Directors Committee 1990-1991 

1818 33

Publications- IAFC on Scene 1987-1988 

1818 34

Publications- The Management Report 1983-1984 

1818 35

Publications- Trumpet 1984 

1818 36

Publications for Public Safety Directors 

1818 37-39

South Eastern Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police 

1818 40

Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG) Miscellaneous 

1818 41

Traffic Improvement Association of Oakland County 

1818 42

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General Subject Files 1981-1993 

Box Folder


1819 1

Assessment Centers 

1819 2-3

Computerized Dispatching 

1819 4

"Consolidation, Current, Miscellaneous" 

1819 5-9

County Fire Services 

1819 10

Department Consolidation, Part I 

1819 11-14

Department Consolidation, Part II 

1819 15-18

Evaluations- STAR Project- Farmington 

1819 19

Fire Department Directory; Wayne, Oakland, Macomb 1983 

1819 20

Fire Service Officer Selection Research Project, 1981 

1819 21

Fire Services- General 

1819 22-27

Fire Training 

1819 28

Formats for Legal Documents 

1819 29-32


1819 33

Insurance Services Office (ISO) 

1819 34-35


1819 36-39

"Integration of Services" 

1820 1-6

League Assessment Centers 

1820 7

Manpower- Deployment One vs. Two Man Car Study 

1820 8-9

Mutual Aid 

1820 10

Mutual Aid Fire 1991-1993 

1820 11

Personal Assessing 

1820 12


1820 13-16


1820 17

Public Administrative Services 

1820 18-20

Public Safety Surveys, #1,2,3 

1820 21-22

Public Safety Survey, #4 

1820 23

Public Safety Survey, #5 

1820 24

Public Safety Wage and Hours 

1820 25-26

Notebook- "Rules, Orders, Memos" Informational Memoranda 

1820 27-37


1820 38-39

Work Load Indexes 

1820 40

Youth Assistance 

1820 41


1820 42

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