On February 12, 1998, Governor John Engler signed Executive Order #1 which
combined the AFIS Policy Council and the LEIN Policy Council into the Criminal
Justice Information Systems (CJIS) Policy Council.
The CJIS Policy Council membership is made up of:
- The Attorney General or his or her designee
- The Secretary of State or his or her designee
- The Director of the Department of State Police or his or her designee
- The Director of the Department of Corrections or his or her designee
- Three representatives of the Department of State Police
- The Chief of Detroit Police Department or his or her designee
- Three representatives of the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police
- Four representatives of the Michigan Sheriff's Association
- Three representatives of the Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan
- A representative of the Michigan District Judges Association
- A representative of the Michigan Judges Association
- The State Court Administrator or his or her designee
- An individual employed in or engaged in the business of private security,
appointed by the Governor
- An individual who represents human services concerns in the state,
appointed by the Governor
The CJIS Policy Councilís responsibilities are to:
- Oversee the operation of LEIN and AFIS, and ensure their integrity.
- Serve in an advisory capacity to the Director of the Department of State
Police on issues related to the development and deployment of information
management systems that facilitate the rapid exchange of accurate
information between the various components of the criminal justice
- Work with agencies to ensure the integrity of all criminal justice
- Advise agencies of their responsibilities when a potential violation has
occurred and follow up on all possible violations reported.
- Notify COLES of all LEIN violations when there was a wrongful disclosure
of information by a certified officer.
- Exercise its prescribed powers, duties, functions, and responsibilities
independent of the state police.
CJIS Policy Unit is responsible for:
- Interpreting existing and proposed legislation, policies, and procedures
as they relate to actions taken by the CJIS Policy Council.
- Directing and participating in the development, interpretation,
evaluation, and recommendation of policies, procedures, rules, and
regulations proposed or adopted by the council and the department.
- Assisting CJIC with the development and implementation of a statewide
integrated information system with all criminal justice agencies.
- Scheduling meetings for the CJIS Policy Council, committees and
sub-committees. Research and analysis of issues, composing correspondence,
agendas and minutes.
- Follow-up on all reported possible system violations with the agencies
involved for compliance with laws, rules and policies.