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  • CHIEFS OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE MICHIGAN ASSOCIATION OF CHIEFS OF POLICE FALL 2018

    MICHIGAN POLICE

    2018 SUMMER CONFERENCE REVIEW

    WHAT EVERY POLICE CHIEF NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT TITLE IX

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  • CONTENTS MICHIGAN POLICE CHIEFS FALL 2018.ISSUE 3

    FEATURES 10 What Every Police Chief Needs to Know About Title IX

    12 Marijuana Legalization and Traffic Safety

    14 Utilizing Civilian Search and Rescue Teams

    18 We’ve Been Here Before: The Impact of Marijuana

    Legalization on DUI

    23 Special Insert: 2018 Summer Conference Review

    DEPARTMENTS 04 President’s Message

    06 Director’s Message

    08 Accreditation News

    34 Member News

    40 Supporting Members

    42 Advertiser Index

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  • 4 FALL 2018

    PRESIDENT’SMESSAGE

    Chief David E. Molloy

    Life begins when you decide to

    serve. – Ronald Reagan

    It has truly been an honor for me to represent you as the 2018/2019 President for these first few months. I have enjoyed the teamwork and synergy we have on our Board of Directors and look for- ward to an outstanding year ahead. I have every confidence that your MACP representatives and al- ternates will work hard to represent every district throughout our great state.

    One of my favorite quotes is from President Ronald Reagan. He said, “Life begins when you decide to serve.” That’s a message and theme I hope resonates for every one of our police leaders in Michigan. As we have seen over the past couple of months, there are plenty of opportunities for Chiefs and leaders at every level to get involved and serve on a committee or initiative. It not only ensures the MACP’s voice is heard, but it also provides the opportunity for you and your team to meet new peo- ple, grow your professional network and obtain an enhanced perspective on how policy initiatives are advanced.

    I look forward to the challenges and opportunities we will face in the year ahead. I promise that we will represent you and your interests with the utmost professionalism and we will lead with integri- ty. I look forward to visiting several of our associations throughout the state to do my part in helping you enhance our chosen profession of law enforcement.

    One of my personal goals since becoming Chief of Police thirteen years ago was to always work to build public trust. Rarely will a day go by that I am not saying, “We must treat every contact we have as an opportunity to build public trust.” I believe it is incumbent upon us all to treat EVERY contact we have with a citizen, a motorist or a business owner as an opportunity to build trust, establish rap- port and solidify mutual respect for one another. We must embrace these contacts as opportunities to bridge any potential gaps that may exist with our departments, our profession and the communi- ties we protect.

    I believe we must all commit to continuous improvement and lifelong learning. By implementing improvement, we move people, including ourselves, from an established comfort zone. When we do that we can achieve amazing results. In the coming year, I will work to exemplify the leadership which helps improve and grow our state accreditation program, to maximize the opportunities in our Strategic Plan, to expand our influence across the state, and to support you and your agency by providing quality leadership training that can help make you and all of your men and women better.

    The MACP is one of the finest organizations in this state. I look forward to hearing from all of you on how we can assist you, your agency and your community as well as to help mentor and develop our next generation of police executives.

    I learned early on in my career that perfection is rarely attainable but you can, and must, have a com- mitment to excellence. This dedication should be excellence in thought, excellence in living an hon- orable life, and excellence in doing our very best every single day to enhance the honor, the nobility, and the service of our chosen profession of law enforcement.

    In closing, I would ask you to please join me in praying every day for all of our officers, deputies, troopers, and agents as they work collectively to protect our communities and keep us safe.

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  • 6 FALL 2018

    DIRECTOR’SMESSAGE

    The situation today is that the Washington

    Post, a publication known to be adverse to law enforcement,

    has the most complete database of police use

    of fatal force.

    Robert Stevenson

    Whether you love him or hate him, most will agree that President Trump will be remembered for at least one thing, his term for inaccurate media reporting, “Fake News.” Perhaps nowhere is this term more apropos than in the reporting of police use of fatal force.

    From the now totally debunked “hands up, don’t shoot” incident involving Michael Brown, to many other high-profile police shootings, we have seen the same result. Fatal police shootings that are char- acterized by the media as improper and/or unjustified turn out to be just the opposite...proper and justified.

    Unfortunately, we have also been guilty of our own version of fake news. While the Uniform Crime Reports was reporting that approximately 450 civilians are killed by the police each year, the Washington Post was methodically scouring newspaper clippings across the country and discovered that the actual amount was almost twice that number. Since 2015, the Washington Post has created their own database of police use of fatal force and lists the number of civilians killed in 2017 at 987 and 679 at the end of August 2018. The lack of law enforcement statistics was called “embarrassing and ridiculous” by former FBI Director James Comey.

    The situation today is that the Washington Post, a publication known to be adverse to law enforce- ment, has the most complete database of police use of fatal force. This is unacceptable to law enforce- ment for many reasons. Among the most serious is that we cannot independently verify what the Washington Post is reporting as totally accurate because it is only based on news reports. Additionally, much of the incident circumstances, subject information and officer information related to the shoot- ing, are not collected. Another serious concern is how can we analyze the use-of-force incidents in the absence of reliable nationwide data?

    Recognizing the law enforcement data collection shortcomings, the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services Advisory Policy Board recommended that the FBI develop a new data collection method for fatal and nonfatal officer-involved shootings. The nationwide initiative is to have police agencies voluntarily report the deaths and injuries caused by use of force as well as any incident in which a police officer shoots at someone. In early 2016, law enforcement leaders convened to develop the National Use-of-Force Data Collection and a pilot study was conducted in 2017. The National Use- of-Force Data Collection is now operational and many Michigan departments self-report electronical- ly through a web application in the FBI Law Enforcement Enterprise Portal.

    I was recently appointed to the FBI’s National Use-of-Force Data Collection Task Force, which is composed of law enforcement professionals from across the country. The goal of the task force at this point will be to offer insight and advice for implementation, identify and address concerns, offer solu- tions and help educate police agencies about the National Use-of-Force Data Collection. To that end, I have arranged to have both IACP and FBI representatives make presentations on this topic at the 2019 MACP Winter Professional Development Conference.

    As we move forward, it is important that all Michigan law enforcement executives