The Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police is a dynamic association, forever changing through the influence and actions of individual members who bring their expertise and an impetus for improvement in the criminal justice system. We believe that our concerted efforts will improve the police profession and the quality of life for the citizens of the great state of Michigan.
Founded in 1924, the MACP is governed by an 18 member Board of Directors, including a President, First Vice President, Second Vice President, and Immediate Past President along with 14 district representatives representing all geographical areas of our state. Each association official holds office for one year but may be re-elected. The association is guided by its Constitution, and Article I, Sec. 2 provides for the purposes of the MACP:
The purposes of the Association shall be to advance the science and art of police administration and crime prevention, to develop and disseminate approved administrative and technical practices and promote their use in police work, to foster police cooperation, unity of action, and the exchange of information and experience among police officers of this state, to bring about the recruitment and training in the police profession of qualified persons, to seek legislation of benefit to the citizens of the state or law enforcement in general, and to encourage adherence of all police officers to high professional standards of conduct.
The Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police is incorporated as a 501(C)(6) non-profit corporation. In addition to the MACP, a companion corporation, the Michigan Law Enforcement Educational Fund, Inc. is utilized by the MACP committees to fund their activities. The M.L.E.E.F, Inc. is a 501(C)(3) corporation which can accept tax deductible donations from individuals and corporations.
The MACP enjoys an extremely active committee structure. Committees address specific law enforcement issues, provide awards, sponsor seminars, offer scholarships, create publications, formulate state-wide conferences and a whole gamut of activities in between. The MACP also appoints members as liaison to other state and federal organizations and to State of Michigan commissions.