Attention all LEIN Users:
This correspondence is to inform you that a LEIN Policy update has recently been made. The following Reserve Officer Policy was rescinded on 8/27/10:
RESCINDED-A reserve officer, when acting in a law enforcement capacity, must be under the direct supervision of a certified law enforcement officer when accessing LEIN.
At the request of LEIN agencies throughout the state, this policy was revisited and as a result, rescinded. The LEIN Field Services Section will remain neutral on the topic of “direct supervision.” Therefore, agencies will be permitted to make agency-specific decisions regarding the use of reserve officers as it relates to LEIN use, as followed by the Michigan Commission of Law Enforcement Standards.
If an authorized agency and its personnel, including LEIN certified reserve officers, are utilizing LEIN for the administration of criminal justice, they will no longer have “direct supervision” limitations placed upon them. As a reminder, all reserve officers must be initially trained and re-certified as any other LEIN users.