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Kelsey’s Law

Effective March 28, 2013, the Michigan Department of State will implement Public Act 592 of 2012 (Kelsey’s Law), amending the Michigan Vehicle Code 257.602, which provides an individual issued a level 1 or level 2 graduated license under section 257.310e shall not “use” a cellular telephone while operating a motor vehicle upon a highway or street.  
“Use” means to initiate a call, answer a call, or listen to or engage in verbal communication through the cellular telephone.  This does not apply to an individual using a voice-operated system that is integrated into the motor vehicle.  MCL 257.602c applies to current and future level 1 or 2 graduated license holders.


MCL 257.602c(1) does not apply to an individual issued a level 1 or level 2 graduated license who is using a cellular telephone to do any of the following: report a traffic accident, medical emergency or serious road hazard; report a situation in which the person believes his or her personal safety is in jeopardy; or to report or avert the perpetration or potential perpetration of a criminal act against the individual or another person.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), is committed to protecting the public and ensuring that the rights of victims are carefully observed.  HSI administers the Victim Notification Program, which allows eligible victims and witnesses to obtain reliable and timely information regarding a criminal alien's release from custody.  Victims and witnesses are required to register with the agency in order to receive notification of a criminal alien's release.
Click on the hyperlink below to be transferred to a number of valuable victim services programs provided by ICE, along with instructions on how to register for notification.
HSI Victim Notification Program

On August 28, 2013, the Shelby Township Board of Trustees adopted Ordinance No. 266, which regulates the use of fireworks in the township.  For detailed information, click the following link, "Fireworks Enforcement."  Call the police department at (586) 731-2121, Opt. 3 for Dispatch, to report violations.

In an effort to combat substance abuse/addiction facing some of our residents, the Shelby Township Police Department has partnered with the Families Against Narcotics (FAN) in the "Hope Not Handcuffs" initiative.  All police agencies in Macomb County have agreed to participate in this program.  The program took effect February 1st, 2017.  Individuals seeking help are to report to the front desk of the police department; they must be at least 18 years of age.  The necessary people will be contacted to start the process.

The "Hope Not Handcuffs" program has been a countywide success; after just two months, over 100 individuals have taken advantage of the program.


The State of Michigan passed a law that went into effect January 1, 2001, that allows for an anonymous surrender of an infant (birth to 72 hours or age), to an emergency service provider (ESP).  An ESP is a uniformed or otherwise identified employee of a fire department, hospital, or police station that is inside the building and on duty.  Click on the following two links for more information.

Safe Delivery of Newborns Law FACT Sheet                                                 Safe Delivery of Newborns Handbook