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Committee Approves Changes to Law Enforcement Searches

Oct 04, 2019

The Senate Judiciary and Public Safety Committee reported legislation that makes changes to how law enforcement can conduct certain searches. The package of bills makes several reforms, including: Requires law enforcement to obtain a warrant to search the premises of a person who had objected to a search, even if another person who occupies the […]

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House Approves Bill Increasing Penalties for Disarming a Police Officer

Oct 04, 2019

The House of Representatives approved legislation that increases penalties for disarming or attempting to disarm a police officer. Under the bill, the maximum sentence for attempting to disarm a police officer would increase from a five-year felony to a 10-year felony. It also increased the penalty for disarming a police officer from a 10-year felony […]

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Police and Public Interactions Proposal

Feb 23, 2018

This week, a three-bill package was introduced in the Senate aimed at facilitating positive interactions between law enforcement officers and civilians during traffic stops. The bills direct the Secretary of State and the Michigan State Police to develop a program on how to interact with law enforcement during a traffic stop. The guidelines would be […]

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Recommendations for Improving Public Trust in Law Enforcement

Jun 16, 2017

This week, the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) released their report on how to foster public trust in law enforcement throughout the state.  In October 2016, Governor Rick Snyder signed an executive directive, tasking the commission with producing a public report addressing the topic.  The commission established three workgroups and sought public input […]

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Michigan State Police Announced Changes to AMBER Alert Criteria

Dec 16, 2016

On Thursday, the Michigan State Police announced they are changing the criteria for issuing an AMBER Alert in Michigan.  Effective, January 1, 2017, AMBER Alerts will only be issued for cases of child abductions, involving victims under the age of 18, but all AMBER Alerts will receive a Wireless Emergency Alert.  A vehicle license plate […]

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Governor Calls for Increased Community Relationships

Oct 07, 2016

On Tuesday, Governor Rick Snyder signed Executive Directive 2016-2, seeking to improve the trust and cooperation between the public and members of law enforcement.  The directive tasks the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) to produce a public report addressing the topic of fostering public trust in law enforcement within one hundred and twenty […]

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