Public Safety

In recent months, there has been conversation in our State regarding public safety, violent crime and the prison population. Whenever such dialogue occurs, it is critical that basic facts be available to all citizens and other stakeholders engaged in the conversation. In an effort to facilitate this discussion, Michigan Prosecutors ask you to review the Michigan Prisoners, Violent Crime and Public Safety:  A Prosecutor's Report

At the Capitol


The 99th Legislative Session in Michigan

Each legislative session is two years long. The current legislative session will end in December 2018.  In Michigan, House Representatives may serve three, two-year terms for a total of six years. In the Senate, members may serve two, four-year terms.


PAAM President

Melissa Powell, PAAM President

Welcome to the Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan!  ...  MORE

State Bar of Michigan Frank J. Kelley Distinguished Public Service Award Winners

Melissa Powell - Why I am a Prosecutor

Assistant Prosecuting Attorney - Lapeer County

Assistant Prosecuting Attorney - Lapeer County

Job Description: Under the supervision of the Prosecuting Attorney and the Chief Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, reviews and authorizes requests for warrants, determines the appropriate charge and prosecutes both misdemeanor and felony criminal cases in both the Lapeer County District and Circuit Courts. Assignments may also include juvenile/neglect & abuse/FOC matters as well as appeals.

Requirements: Licensed to practice law in the State of Michigan

Salary Range: $25.51/hr ($53,060.00/yr) – $31.90/hr ($66,352.00/yr), plus other associated benefits including health care

Application Process: Please submit your resume to:

            Lapeer County Prosecutor’s Office
            Attn: Michael J. Sharkey
            255 Clay Street
            Lapeer, MI 48446

Or by email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Application Deadline: Until position is filled


Crime Victim Information

Anatomy of a Criminal Case

The steps taken during the course of a criminal case can be confusing.  The following summary will explain how a case generally progresses through Michigan's criminal justice system. Specific procedures may be - MORE