Grosse Pointe Park approves new 5-year agreement for CLEMIS usage

By: K. Michelle Moran | Grosse Pointe Times | Published February 8, 2023

GROSSE POINTE PARK — Like most other police and public safety departments in southeast Michigan — including the other four Grosse Pointes — the Grosse Pointe Park Public Safety Department is going to continue its use of Oakland County’s Courts and Law Enforcement Management Information Systems, better known as CLEMIS.

The Grosse Pointe Park City Council voted unanimously in favor of a new, five-year agreement with Oakland County for CLEMIS usage during a Jan. 9 meeting. Public Safety Director Bryan Jarrell said CLEMIS fees “fluctuate every year” — depending on the city’s usage of services — but that the annual cost, which is budgeted, is around $32,000. Jarrell said a 3% increase in the cost for CLEMIS services is expected in July.

The city uses CLEMIS for its police reports and records management, court filings and more.

“It really has expanded over the years,” Jarrell said of what CLEMIS offers communities. “Basically, everything we do runs through CLEMIS.”

The city’s last agreement with CLEMIS was in 2017 and was slated to expire soon, Park officials said.

“I know this is the backbone of what you do and it is very important,” Mayor Michele Hodges told Jarrell.

The agreement with CLEMIS gives the city access to a variety of services from Oakland County’s Department of Information Technology. Cities can use this for online and over the counter payments, jury management, and data sharing with other public safety agencies.

Because CLEMIS service is a budgeted item, “If there are any payment overages, it would have to come back to the council” for approval, Hodges said.