Michigan Law Enforcement Agencies

Attorney General Dana Nessel is celebrating Michigan law enforcement agencies in this recent press release. Additionally, there are resources to help you learn more during this time. Read the full press release below sourced from the State of Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel’s email newsletter.

Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, April 1, 2020

MEDIA CONTACT: Ryan Jarvi, office: 517-335-7666, cell: 517-599-2746

LANSING — Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel and her team gave several shout-outs today to members of local law enforcement for their assistance in helping make sure Michigan businesses and residents comply with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s Stay Home, Stay Safe Executive Order.

Hundreds of complaints and questions have been filed with the Attorney General’s office since the Executive Order became effective.

“We are continuing to work with businesses and our partners in law enforcement through some of the uncertainty surrounding this unprecedented public emergency,” Nessel said. “We must all work together and do our part to slow the spread of COVID-19.”

The volume of calls in the Attorney General’s office was so overwhelming that the department called upon local law enforcement agencies across the state to help encourage compliance with the order. Bob Stevenson, executive director of the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police, as well as Blaine Koops and Matt Saxton from the Michigan Sheriffs Association, were instrumental in getting the word out to their members. The Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan assisted as well, providing constant input and recommendations as issues were raised.

“These organizations were phenomenal in terms of their commitment to helping Michigan residents understand, adapt to and ultimately adopt the Governor’s Stay Home, Stay Safe Order,” said Nessel. “We are grateful for their assistance and partnership.”

Nessel’s team gave specific kudos to the following departments, just a few of the many agencies with whom the Michigan Department of Attorney General has dealt with directly to try to maximize public safety for Michigan residents:

  • Auburn Hills Police Department
  • Branch County Sheriff’s Office
  • Gladstone Michigan State Police Post
  • Hamtramck Police Department
  • Iron Mountain Police & Fire Services
  • Michigan Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement
  • Novi Police Department
  • Roscommon County Sheriff’s Department
  • St. Clair Shores Police Department
  • Troy Police Department
  • Utica Police Department
  • Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office

The Attorney General’s office recently added a new section to its website, Know Your Employment Rights, to provide Michigan residents with more information on the legal rights of employees and employers under the state’s Stay Home, Stay Safe executive order.

Additional information for employers can be found on the Guidance for the Business page on the state’s website devoted to COVID-19.

The state’s COVID-19 website also has information on the Governor’s other executive orders, directives, and FAQs which allows for review of each order and its own questions and answers.

The latest information is available at Michigan.gov/Coronavirus and CDC.gov/Coronavirus.


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