Why Cities Hit the Brakes on Red Light Cameras

The Legislature considered allowing red light cameras in the last session.  Here is why they might not want to re consider it. Why Cities Hit the Brakes on Red Light Cameras.

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Controversial landline telephone bill passes Michigan House | MLive.com

I was disappointed to see that the Michigan House of Representatives has passed this piece of legislation making it  easier for phone companies to get out of the business of maintaining landline phone lines. The preservation of universal service that provides a reliable basic telephone service for all customers at reasonable rates is a matter that directly […]

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Ordinance Changes in Auburn Hills

Last night at the City Council meeting action was taken by the Council that impacts local businesses. First, the Council, at our request, repealed Article III of Chapter 10 of the City Code, “Mechanical Amusement Devices, Pool Tables and Entertainments.”  This ordinance created a licensing process for businesses, open to the public, who wanted to have […]

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How to Keep Bad Cops on the Beat

If you are a reader of this blog you’ll recognize how frequently I talk about keeping the confidence of the public which is critical to our ability to do our job.  You’ll also recall that I serve on the Michigan Commission on Law enforcement Standards–in fact, I’m currently in my 2nd year as its chair.  I […]

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Is This Really What We Want?

UPDATE 2-Ex-Microsoft manager plans to create first U.S. marijuana brand | Reuters. I found this interesting article in the business publication Reuters.  While Michigan has “medical” marijuana as legal, it has presented some very problematic issues for communities and law enforcement.  Colorado has legalized marijuana and clearly this former Microsoft manager is betting on marijuana being […]

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Michigan law to require police to video record interviews – theoaklandpress.com

An interesting article on a new Michigan law.  Here in Auburn Hills we have been recording interrogations in major felony cases for more than 10 years.   We believe it is an important aspect of police credibility.  The community must believe that we act in ethical ways when we investigate crime.  You want us to be […]

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Michigan Enters Fight Against Human Trafficking

Yesterday I was proud to stand with Attorney General William Schuette as he announced that he intends to engage Michigan in the fight against human trafficking.  I was part of his press conference today announcing his new commission. As the Chair of the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards, I think police need more training on […]

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