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Criminal Law and Procedure Manual

The Michigan Criminal Law & Procedure: A Manual for Michigan Police Officers, Fifth Edition is now available in print and Ebook format. The manual is published and distributed by Kendall Hunt Publishing Co.  Copies of the manual may be ordered by calling Kendall Hunt Customer Service at 800-228-0810, or through Kendall Hunt's online catalog (search by title or ISBN: 9781792499432).

Michigan Criminal Law and Procedure: A Manual for Michigan Police Officers is written by the legal staff of the Michigan State Police in cooperation with other law enforcement trainers throughout the state.  Designed for police officers and law enforcement students, the manual discusses the law most commonly applied by police officers in Michigan, including criminal law, laws of arrest and interrogation, use of force, police liability, and search and seizure.  The manual describes the statutes and leading court cases governing each of the topics covered.  All the law-related topics required by the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) are addressed in the manual. 

Questions concerning orders should be directed to Kendall Hunt. Questions concerning the content of the manual may be directed to the Legislative and Legal Resources Section at