The Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) recommended that the following laws will mandate revocation of license if a law enforcement officer is convicted of these misdemeanors. The recommendations were passed into law by the Legislature. MCOLES is comprised of administrative officials from local police and sheriff departments, the State Police, prosecuting attorneys, the Attorney General’s Office, and four police unions.

It is important to note that only one commissioner voted “no” on recommending these changes to the Legislature. That commissioner was the POAM designate, Legislative Director and Business Agent Kenneth E. Grabowski, who argued that these types of issues should be handled through the grievance and arbitration procedure called for in local collective bargaining agreements.


  • MCL 750.81(3) – repeat assault/battery committed against various enumerated persons
  • MCL 750.81a(1) – assault without a weapon or intent to harm
  • MCL 750.81a(2) – domestic violence without a weapon or intent to harm
  • MCL 750.411h(2)(a) – stalking
  • MCL 333.7403(2)(c) – possession of hallucinogens or schedule 5 controlled substances
  • MCL 333.7404(2)(a) – use of MDMA, coca leaves, or methamphetamines without a prescription
  • MCL 333.7404(2)(b) – use of schedule 1, 2, 3, or 4 controlled substances without a prescription
  • MCL 333.7404(2)(c) – use of hallucinogens or schedule 5 controlled substances
  • MCL 257.625(9)(b) – repeat operation of motor vehicle while intoxicated or under the influence of controlled substances

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