MCOLES Releases Community Survey

In the latter part of 2016, the governor issued Executive Directive 2016-2 which directs the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) to develop a report for Michigan based on community input. The report will offer a set of recommendations to advance the quality of police-community relationships, training, and recruiting across the state.

MCOLES is a state commission whose members represent law enforcement, prosecution, defense, labor, and the public.  The 19 commissioners set standards for the law enforcement profession in Michigan, including police selection, training, recruitment, and professional licensing.

Each community has unique issues, and input from local residents is important.  We have created a survey that offers residents an opportunity to share their input with MCOLES.  The survey site will be open until March 20, 2017. Responses to this survey will be organized and used by the commission to develop formal recommendations for law enforcement in Michigan.

Because it is important to MCOLES to ensure that all regions of the state and all segments of a community are being heard, the survey concludes with a request for your zip code.  MCOLES has also asked for your voluntary answers to age, race and gender, which allows us to ensure we have reached all segments within the state. The information provided in the survey will be anonymous and submission will not be tracked.

For more information regarding the Executive Directive, please visit the dedicated MCOLES site. You may also email additional comments to

If you find that any of the hyperlinks above do not work, please copy and paste the appropriate web address from the below list into your internet browser. Thank you!

Executive Directive 2016-2

Community Survey

MCOLES Information Site

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