Legislation that would remove the term ‘policewoman’ from state statute signed into law

Lansing, Mich. — Gov. Rick Snyder has signed into law Public Act 12 of 2016, which eliminates the antiquated title of “policewoman,” and updates the officer grades to reflect current Michigan State Police policy.

“The men and women who serve our state as members of the Michigan State Police place their lives in danger to help protect our communities and keep our loved ones safe,” said Schuitmaker, R-Lawton. “Updating our state law is one way we can recognize the work of our law enforcement officers with the respect and dignity they deserve.”