During Police Appreciation Week, I proudly introduced Senate Bill 328, which would update the grades and duties for members of the Michigan State Police (MSP). This important legislation would eliminate from state statute the antiquated title “policewoman.”
When women were first allowed to join the MSP in 1967, they were given the lower ranking title, along with lower compensation than their male counterparts.
Women are serving in the same capacity as men, providing vital services and protections for our communities. SB 328 properly recognizes the hard work and dedication they so bravely demonstrate with the respect and dignity it deserves.
Senate Bill 328 was passed by the Senate with bipartisan support and is currently under consideration in the House.