Detroit Free Press: They look like cops, but they're not

Number 28163
Subject Police
Source Detroit Free Press
State
Year 2018
Publication Date October 2018
Summary A Detroit Free Press investigation found that police agencies across Michigan are supplementing their ranks with unlicensed civilians, commonly called reserve officers, who wear uniforms and badges and carry guns. But these volunteers are unregulated and not subject to state-established training standards, despite frequently assisting real cops on patrol and, sometimes, with arrests. No one had ever tallied the number of reserve officers in Michigan, so the Free Press did and uncovered a staggering number, and many who had committed crimes and other misdeeds.
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Keywords Detroit Free Press, Michigan, police, reserve officers, volunteers, investigation, arrests
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