Police Law Institute

The Police Law Institute is an educational service provided to law enforcement and public safety employers and employees throughout the State of Michigan. The purpose of the Institute is twofold. First, the Institute is designed to provide police chiefs, public safety directors, and sheriffs with the knowledge necessary to properly implement policies and procedures for their law enforcement personnel to follow in the course of their duties. Second, the Institute provides legal training to law enforcement personnel so that both the law enforcement personnel and the entities that they work for are aware of pitfalls to avoid while performing their duties as police officers. As an Institute, we are committed to providing the necessary information so that municipalities and their law enforcement personnel can prevent and guard against legal liability.

The Police Law Institute offers a course list that changes as the relevant laws change and as case law evolves so that law enforcement entities and officers are offered the most up to date and critical information possible. Our courses are affordable and the Institute offers a number of different pricing options to accommodate any employer’s needs. The Institute’s general pricing guidelines are below. However, the Institute will work with employers to create a pricing plan and course series that best serves any employer’s needs.

The Police Law Institute instructors speak to numerous groups around the State of Michigan every year, including:

  • Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police (Boyne Highlands)
  • Michigan Public Risk Management Association (Kalamazoo)
  • Michigan Public Service Institute (Mount Pleasant)
  • Michigan Association of Municipal Clerks (various locations throughout the State of Michigan)
  • Michigan Municipal Treasurers Association (Mt. Pleasant and Mackinac Island)
  • Michigan Public Employers Labor Relations Association (Ann Arbor and Bellaire)
  • Saginaw Valley State University (Saginaw)
  • Michigan Local Government Management Association (Lansing)
  • Chesterfield Township Police Department
  • City of Grosse Pointe Woods
  • Jackson County Clerks Association (Jackson)
  • State Bar of Michigan – Paralegal Section/Association of Litigation Support Professional (Rochester, Lansing)

Package Type


One class – approximately 90 minutes Cost based on total number of attendees
Full day package – includes coverage of four courses – approximately six hours – snacks and beverages included Cost based on total number of attendees
Monthly package – includes coverage of all 9 topics, presented separately on a monthly basis – approximately 90 minutes per session Cost based on total number of attendees