Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the purpose of CLEAR?

  • To make substantive recommendations to the Governor and his office on issues relative to law enforcement, public safety, and the criminal justice system in the State of Michigan

How often does the Council meet?

  • CLEAR convenes once a month as a council. Subcommittees meet as often as necessary.

What’s the CLEAR Agenda:

  • Next Generation 911/ Next Generation Public Safety Technology (Data Sharing & Records Management Systems)
  • Professional Development and Recommended Standards for Police Agencies
  • Compensation and Pension Reform
  • Preliminary Exam Reform
  • Forensic Sciences
  • Michigan Department of Corrections
  • Juvenile Justice
  • County Jail Services
  • Mental Health Issues

Who does CLEAR work with?

  • MSP, State 911 committee, MSU School of Criminal Justice, Department of Treasury, MCOLES, Attorney General’s Office, PAAM, MACP,  MDOC, MSA, POAM, MIFOP

How can I contribute to the CLEAR mission?

What can I expect from to see from CLEAR?

  • A Council focused on not only law enforcement and public safety—but criminal justice as a whole. This includes law enforcement, prosecutors, courts, and corrections.
  • A commitment to identifying Best Practices around our state and our country; collecting ideas from every level of law enforcement to be used statewide for a variety of disciplines. Through collaboration we will identify the best measures to achieve greater efficiencies in law enforcement and uniform protocol at the ground level.
  • Law Enforcement Models—an assortment of examples from shared services, regional, metro, and county wide contracts to demonstrate the various ways communities provide public safety.
  • Development of a computer resource library of best practices and law enforcement models
  • A commitment to collaboration between all levels of law enforcement and jurisdictions.
  • Training collaboration recommendations (in-service, training consortium models, cost effectiveness)
  • Detailed education and training for Emergency Managers in public safety standards and appropriate funding levels.
  • Identify positive legislative efforts and provide informed input when necessary.
  • Candid recommendations and feed back from the field for the Department of Corrections as they implement measures to decrease recidivism.
  • Development of Agency Standards recommendations
  • Continued expansion of the Michigan Criminal Justice Information Systems (CJIS) along with promoting Public Safety Data Systems that communicate with all systems statewide.