Law commission

Whitmer nominates Dearborn police chief to State Law Commission

DEARBORN, MI — Governor Gretchen Whitmer has appointed Dearborn Police Chief Issa Shahin to Michigan’s Commission on Law Enforcement Standards, a highly selective standards body that shapes all aspects of the profession in the state of Michigan, city officials said Friday.

Shahin, a 24-year veteran of the Dearborn Police Department, was nominated for the position by the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police. The State Senate must confirm his nomination.

“I am deeply honored to have been chosen to serve on this body, which bears an enormous responsibility to the profession and the people of Michigan,” Shahin said. “I would like to thank Governor Whitmer for entrusting me with this responsibility, and I am honored to have received the nomination from the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police (MACP).”

As commissioner of the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police, Shahin will help shape the contours of the law enforcement profession statewide, setting standards on everything from selection and employment to licenses and financing.

The commission has a “statutory responsibility to promote public safety in Michigan,” according to a press release issued by the governor’s office Wednesday afternoon.

“I look forward to working hard to improve the profession I love through thoughtful collaboration with fellow commissioners and the public we serve,” Shahin added. “Working with the men and women of the Dearborn Police Department has been the honor of my life, and I look forward to bringing their perspectives as well as my own to the commission table.”