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Police Speed Enforcement Tactics in Michigan

MichiganUnderstanding the speed enforcement tactics and equipment used in Michigan can save you from getting an expensive speeding ticket!

Michigan Radar Detector and Laser Jammer Laws

Radar detectors and laser jammers are legal to in all passenger vehicles in Michigan.

Points of Interest

The Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards requires 40-hour training for certification in police radar.

Also all police radar and laser devices used in Michigan must also be on the International Chief of Police approved list.

The Michigan Court of Appeals have also ruled in People vs. Frency 133 MICH. APP 526-1985 the following guidelines must be addressed to allow into evidence a reading from a police radar speed measurement device:

  1. The officer operating the device has adequate training and experience in its operation.
  2. The radar device was in proper working condition and properly installed in the patrol vehicle at the time of the issuance of the citation.
  3. The radar device was used in an area where road conditions are such that there is a minimum possibility of distortion (spurious readings).
  4. The input speed of the patrol vehicle was verified. This also means that the speedometer of the patrol vehicle was independently calibrated.
  5. The radar is retested at the end of the shift in the same manner that it was tested prior to the shift and that the radar be serviced by the manufacturer or other professional as recommended.
  6. The radar operator is able to establish that the target vehicle was within the operational area of the beam at the time the reading was displayed.
  7. The particular unit has been certified for use by an agency with some demonstrable expertise in the area.

  • Not a member of non-resident compact.
  • Illegal to transport more then $50 worth of cigarettes into the state.

Phone/Texting Laws

• Texting ban while driving.
• Local ban only.

Aircraft Enforcement

The Michigan Police does have a variety of Aircraft they can utilize for traffic enforcement including one Cessna 182 fixed wing, eight Bel 430’s and one Bel Long Rangert.


Police do speed enforcement using both rear and forward facing pacing.

Red Light and/or Photo Radar Enforcement


Police Radar Enforcement

State procurement records over the past 5-years indicate that the following police radar guns are used by both state and local police agencies.

  • Applied Concepts Stalker Dual SL Ka-Band
  • Decatur Electronics Speed Trak K-Band
  • Decatur Electronics Speed Trak Ka-Band
  • Decatur Electronics Genesis Select K-Band
  • Decatur Electronics Genesis Select Ka-Band
  • Kustom Signals Falcon K-Band
  • Kustom Signals Pro 1000DS K-Band
  • Kustom Signals Golden Eagle II K-Band
  • Kustom Signals Golden Eagle II Ka-Band
  • MPH Industries Bee III Ka-Band
  • MPH Industries Python III K-Band
  • MPH Industries Python III Ka-Band
  • MPH Industries Speed Gun K-Band
  • MPH Industries Z-25 K-Band

Police Lidar Enforcement

State procurement records over the past 5-years indicate that the following police lidar guns are used by both state and local police agencies.

  • Applied Concepts Stalker Lidar
  • Digital Ally
  • Kustom Signals Pro Laser III
  • Kustom Signals Ultralyte LRB
  • LTI 100 LRB
  • Laser Atlanta SpeedLaser Model S
  • Laser Atlanta SpeedLaser Model R


Police do utilize VASCAR speed timing equipment.

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