Proper Police Equipment funding.

PRE-PROPOSAL 1. Media Artifact

Link to your media artifact(s) giving background on the issue:

  2. Persona and POV statement Persona:Officer John Persona name: John Smith Age:45 School/occupation:Officer for the Genesee County Location:Flint, Michigan   Quote:"Protect those who cant Protect themselves.   About:Officer John is a Husband and a Father of 2, he is also an Officer for Genesee County.
  • Husband
  • Father of 2
  • Officer
  • To Acquire the proper funding for his fellow officers that dont have the proper equipment.
  • To Acquire Dash Cams/Body Cams.
  • To Acquire more Patrol Vehicles.


POV Statement:
  • User: John Smith, A man who is concerned for his fellow officers not having the proper Equipment
  • Need: needs to get the funding from the State.
  • Insight:


3. Potential Solutions:

Describe three reasonable, feasible potential solutions or approaches that would help address this problem.

SOLUTION 1: Start a petition to get the funding

SOLUTION 2: Connect with other precincts that can possibly donate Equipment/Patrol Cars.

SOLUTION 3: Find ways to Cut Funding without damaging anything or causing it to hurt.



Reference to a current Michigan bill or law that relates in some way to your proposal:

Why this proposal will make a difference in the lives of students of all ages across Michigan, or a significant subgroup (by age, background, economic status, and/or region, etc.) of students in Michigan: Yes it can because then people who want to become officers can be assured that if something were to happen they will have the proper equipment to save them

How and where did you learn about the issues underlying your proposal? (My School SRO)

How has your service activity influenced your thinking about this proposal?

Link to your media artifact(s) giving background on the issue:



Talk directly with at least 3 real live people who have special knowledge about this topic or the impact your proposal would have, and summarize their comments. These may include people appearing in your media artifact (video, podcast, etc.).

CONSULTATION 1: Undersheriff Chris Swanson

CONSULTATION 2: Deputy Jeri Kaupp

CONSULTATION 3: Sgt. Todd Lanning


Reaction or advice from a Topic Coordinator:

You must solicit a critique from a topic coordinator, and explain the impact that advice has had on the final draft of this proposal.


Research process:

Describe your research process — indicate who you talked to (including but not limited to consultants), what you read, what your thinking was, how it changed over time, and how your consultants changed your thinking. This description of your research process definitely could include “dead ends,” or ideas you had that didn’t ultimately bear fruit.  In short, we want to know what you did and how it led to your legislation, and we also want you to give us a window into your thought process.


Author contributions:

Please delineate--in detail--who made what contributions to the process and to the finished proposal? Who took on which responsibilities in researching ideas, drafting language, etc.?


The sections below should comprise your final proposal language, submitted for consideration by your peers and potential inclusion in the MSC Platform.

Preambulatory clauses

These set up the PROBLEM, but not the solution.

WHEREAS....In Section 22.4- Uniforms and Equipment, Labor Agreement between Genesee County and Police Officers Association of Michigan.

which states that "The County shall furnish and maintain such uniforms and equipment as the Sheriff and the County shall determine is necessary,.

WHEREAS....Section 22.5- Bullet-proof Vests, A Joint Union/Management Committee shall review available bullet-proof vets and shall select one (1) National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Approved vest for use by employees to be provided by one exclusive vendor.


(Add more "Whereas" clauses if necessary.)

Operative clauses

These describe in detail, the solution you are proposing (not the problem itself; those should go in the "Whereas" clauses above).


1. The State of Michigan shall create a "Law Enforcement Equity Grant Fund" that will supplement  officers with the proper funding to get the proper equipment.



(Add more "Resolved" clauses if necessary.)


What are three reasonable arguments against this proposal?




Costs and funding:

What will your proposal cost (in direct expenses, lost tax revenue, lost economic opportunity, and/or non-monetary costs)? How will you pay for your proposed legislation? Where will/could the funding for your proposal come from?  Who might object to dedicating resources to your proposal (competing interests)?  



These can include websites or other information you have found about the issue.


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