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Police Monument Preservation Plan Signed into Law

Mar 25, 2022

The Michigan Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Monument would be kept up to date under legislation signed into law. Dedicated in 2019 near the state Capitol, the monument commemorates the names of state and local law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty. However, state law didn’t specifically provide for updating the monument with […]

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House Republican Caucus Announced Public Safety Plan

Nov 12, 2021

Members of the House Republican Caucus introduced legislation, which they hope will support public safety personnel and protect residents. The $250 million supplemental budget plan focuses on recruitment and retention, community outreach and equipment upgrades. The initiative includes $57.5 million for a ‘Move to Michigan’ recruitment plan to help local departments hire officers working in […]

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Governor Proposes Law Enforcement Investment

Oct 22, 2021

Governor Gretchen Whitmer is calling for a $32 million investment to ensure law enforcement officers have the training and resources they need to effectively fight crime. This is part of the governor’s $75 million MI Safe Communities plan, which was laid out in July, utilizing Federal funding from the American Rescue Plan. The $32 million […]

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Legislation Introduced Allowing Public Safety Personnel on Planning Commissions

Oct 18, 2019

Under legislation introduced this week, public safety personnel could be appointed to local planning commissions. Introduced by Representative Annette Glenn (R-Williams Twp.), the bill allows local government officials to appoint volunteer and paid on-call police officers, firefighters, and medical first responders to local planning commissions. Current law bans volunteer and on-call public safety personnel from […]

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Civil Asset Forfeiture Reforms Move Forward

Jan 25, 2019

This week, the Senate Judiciary Committee reported legislation making reforms to civil asset forfeiture laws in Michigan. Introduced by Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Senator Peter Lucido (R-Shelby Township), the legislation requires an individual be convicted of or plead guilty to a crime before law enforcement can take ownership of personal property through the civil asset […]

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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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Committee Reports First Responder Protection Bills

Oct 06, 2017

This week, the House Law and Justice Committee reported a three-bill package aimed at providing protection for first responders.  The bills call for a ban on intimidation or targeting of police and correctional officers, expands protections to fire and emergency medical service officials, and classifies the offense as a felony punishable by up to two […]

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No Paper Auto Registration Proof? No Problem!

Jul 07, 2017

In ninety-days Michigan residents will no longer need to worry if they have their paper proof of registration when they are pulled over by the police.  Last week, Governor Rick Snyder signed into law a bill allowing Michigan motorists to provide an electronic proof of vehicle registration to law enforcement officers.  This law keeps up […]

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