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Policy Revisions Adopted by Commission Vote on September 11, 2003
Policy Statement Enhanced Definitions - Effective immediately upon Commission adoption implement the enhanced definitions of the terms "criminal justice education program" and "direct delivery of criminal justice services" that are found within the definition of "in-service criminal justice training" found in Section 1(d) of Public Act 302 of 1982, as amended. These definitions better delineate the scope of allowable training content.
|"Criminal justice education program" means a learning experience produced through reading, listening, observing, performing, problem-solving or interacting with others, the object of which is the introduction or enhancement of knowledge, skills, and judgment related directly to the performance of professional criminal justice tasks currently assigned or assignable.
"Direct delivery of criminal justice services" means the execution of the duties of line law enforcement officers provided to the general public, e.g., traffic enforcement, first aid, investigation, or community policing and problem solving, SPECIALIZED TASKS SUCH AS HOSTAGE NEGOTIATION, SPECIAL RESPONSE TEAM AND FORENSIC SUPPORT, and the execution of administrative tasks which enhance the abilities of line officers to provide direct delivery of criminal justice services, e.g. law enforcement supervision and law enforcement personnel management.
Special Use Requests already approved prior to Commission adoption of this recommendation will be grandfathered.
Policy Statement - Mandated MCOLES Course Approval - Effective January 1, 2004, mandate that all training courses BEING PROVIDED TO IN-SERVICE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS IN MICHIGAN BE APPROVED BY THE MCOLES AND REGISTERED IN MITN PRIOR TO TRAINING BEING CONDUCTED, WHETHER BEING PROVIDED BY A MICHIGAN BASED OR OUT-OF-STATE PRIVATE OR PUBLIC VENDOR, AS WELL AS TRAINING OFFERED BY AN AGENCY FOR SPECIFIC, IN-HOUSE AGENCY PURPOSES. MITN REGISTRATION WILL BE COMPLETED VIA MITN IN ACCORDANCE WITH PROCEDURES ESTABLISHED IN THE VENDOR GUIDELINES.
Policy Statement - LED Training Expenditure Restriction - Effective January 1, 2004, only allow the expenditure of LED funds for MCOLES approved and MITN registered in-service training courses. THIS WILL INCLUDE ALL AGENCY SPECIFIC TRAINING REGISTERED IN MITN AS DESCRIBED BY THE AGENCY.
Policy Statement - LED Travel Expenditure Restriction - Effective January 1, 2004, impose the following:
1. Prohibit the expenditure of LED funds for all out-of-state student travel unless:
- The travel is for the purpose of attending a training course meeting the definition of "criminal justice education program" (as defined in policy statement #1), and
- is required to obtain or maintain, EITHER SPECIALTY SKILLS OR A certification IN a specialty that meets the definition of "direct delivery of criminal justice services" (as defined in policy statement #1), and
- the certification is not available in Michigan, and
- the course cannot be brought to Michigan, and
- approval of the course through MITN (as required by policy statement #2) has been completed prior to the travel.
2. Continue to allow the expenditure of LED funds for instructor travel at the established state of Michigan travel rates in compliance with existing restrictions as published in the LED Guidelines.
3. CONTINUE TO allow the expenditure of LED funds for payment of student travel in Michigan only for pre-approved MCOLES Network registered training courses. These new student travel rates will be AT THE STATE RATES AND WILL BE published in the LED Guidelines. Agencies shall verify compliance with this requirement each year at the time of expenditure reporting and verification documentation will be subject to MCOLES financial review.
4. Expenditure of LED funds for tuition costs for both in-state and out-of-state training courses is allowable if the course was MCOLES approved and registered through MITN prior to the training dates.
NOTE: CHANGES ARE CAPITALIZED AND IN BOLD TYPE.