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Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards

Serving the citizens of Michigan through the promotion of public safety since 1965. 

Law Enforcement Agencies: During this time of limited staff availability, you may scan and email employment transactions to

927 Centennial Way
Lansing, Michigan 48913

Phone: 517-636-7864
Executive Section FAX: 517-636-4774

Licensing Email:
MITN Help Desk: 517-636-7867
Licensing FAX: 517-636-7886

The Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards

Governor Whitmer signs bill to fund in-service training for licensed officers

On January 31, 2023, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Public Act 1 of 2023 (PA 1) into law. PA 1 provides for a continuing education training requirement for licensed law enforcement officers and includes $20 million in funding.  

This is a long-awaited advancement in training and training resources will be the foundation to better safeguard our communities, increases agency effectiveness and efficiency, and provide updated knowledge, skills, and safety practices for all officers throughout their entire career, no matter where in our state they serve. 

A great deal of work lies ahead, and this process will take time to develop and identify relevant, timely and necessary quality training.  The Commission will provide updates as it moves forward with this work and implementation of the program. 

PA 166 of 2022 Public Safety Grant Programs

A State of Michigan budget supplemental act has provided for six new grant programs to be administered by MCOLES. 

Community Policing Competitive Grants
Community Policing Grants
Police Athletic Leagues
Public Safety Academy Assistance Program
MCOLES Licensing Fees
Narcotics Teams/Task Force Training and Equipment

For more information visit the PA 166 of 2022 Public Safety Grant Programs webpage.

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Pursuant to section 238 of PA 166 of 2022, the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards posts this notice that it has adopted a hybrid policy that includes in-person, remote, and alternative work arrangements. The department or agency has the authority to assign and schedule its employees and determine their work location.  This policy also provides for work options contingent upon the operational needs of the department or agency.  Approval is at the discretion of the department or agency and can be changed or rescinded based upon operational needs.  The policy includes which positions may qualify for a work option, how to request one and the requirements necessary for approval.