Mandatory Annual Registration Overview
The MCOLES Annual Registration is a unified process that handles statutorily mandated MCOLES reporting requirements for law enforcement agencies, as well as the voluntary registration for the Law Enforcement Distribution (LED).
Participation in the MCOLES Annual Registration is mandatory for every Michigan law enforcement agency, thus fulfilling the reporting requirements specified in MCL 28.609 through 28.609d. Within the Annual Registration process, each agency may also elect to voluntarily register for LED.
The MCOLES Information and Tracking Network (MCOLES Network) must be used to complete the MCOLES Annual Registration.
There are four mandatory components in the MCOLES Annual Registration process. They are:
- agency profile update;
- verification of the agency personnel roster (roster verification);
- report of hours worked; and
- reporting compliance with the Active Duty Firearms Standard
The profile identifies the agency head and provides MCOLES with current contact information, such as the agency address and telephone numbers. The roster verification identifies every licensed law enforcement officer employed by the agency during the prior calendar year. The report of hours worked collects the actual hours worked by each law enforcement officer employed by the agency during the reporting period. The reporting compliance with the Active Duty Firearms Standard will indicate that officers have met the Active Duty Firearms Standard for the 2017 calendar year.
LED registration has brought a major change in the way LEA operators report their officers' attendance and expenditures for training on the LED Expenditures Details page. All training events will pre-populate the page and agencies will only need to enter the amount of LED funds expended for that course.
- entering expenditures from the previous year; and
registering for the new year.
LED payments will only be authorized for MCOLES licensed law enforcement officers named on your agency roster!