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Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards Appoints Executive Director

September 22, 2010 - Garden City - After a long vacancy in the office of Executive Director, the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) has selected a new leader.  MCOLES is the state's agency responsible for setting standards and conducting oversight in the selection, training, licensing and retention of Michigan's law enforcement officers.  In addition to being Michigan's law enforcement standards bearer, MCOLES provides funding that supports continuing education and training for law enforcement and criminal justice personnel throughout Michigan.   

At its September 15, 2010 meeting in Garden City, the Commission appointed Mr. David L. Harvey as the agency's newest Executive Director.  Mr. Harvey will be responsible for a budget of $10 million and report to the seventeen-member Governor appointed Commission.

David L. Harvey grew up in Michigan. He has been associated with law enforcement since joining a police explorer program in Garden City when he was 15 years of age.  After serving in the military, he joined the Garden City Police Department where he worked a full law enforcement career in which his five final years were as chief of police.  Upon retirement, Mr. Harvey became the chief law enforcement officer of the Wayne County Airport Authority Division of Public Safety; however, he was soon recruited back to Garden City to become City Manager.  He has remained in that position for the past six years. 

Mr. Harvey was chosen from an original field of 84 nationally recruited candidates.  During the Garden City meeting, MCOLES Commission Chair and Missaukee County Sheriff Jim Bosscher commented that he cannot remember a job search in which candidates were so rigorously scrutinized.  "We know we are bringing a very talented individual to this position." 

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MCOLES Executive Director Appointment David L. Harvey Press Release