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LEEP Award winner hired by Dearborn Heights PD right after graduation

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: July 18, 2019

— By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor Wayne County Regional Police Training Academy (WCRPTA) graduate William Ruch made the transition from cadet to full-time Police Officer in a couple weeks and picked up a Law Enforcement Education Program (LEEP) Award to help him pay some bills in the meantime. Ruch was also given a $225 Kehrl […]

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Register today! M.A.P.O. Golf Outing less than a month away

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: July 10, 2019

Come out for a relaxing day of golf, food and prizes during the 25th Annual Michigan Association of Police Organizations (M.A.P.O.) Golf Outing Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019 at the Links of Novi. Space is limited and registration is being accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis for the four-person scramble. Along with 18 holes of golf […]

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Berrien County Sheriff’s Department mourns loss of K9 Nero

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: July 8, 2019

Berrien County Sheriff’s Office is mourning the loss of one of their K9 officers. Nero, a 7-year-old Belgian Tervuren, was found dead at a kennel where he was being boarded June 27. A necropsy (animal autopsy) was performed and the Sheriff’s Department was informed Nero passed away due to complications of bloat, which causes the […]

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POLC solves Burton Police pension crisis

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: May 29, 2019

— By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor Burton Patrol Officers were paying the price for a pension package which benefited older retirees at a significant cost to existing employees. That is until the POLC stepped into contract negotiations. Burton Patrol Officers walked away with significant pay raises and the assurance that the underfunded pension would no […]

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Troy Police Sergeant loses cancer battle

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: May 14, 2019

Excerpted from Facebook, news media and http://wujekcalcaterra.tributes.com With deep sadness the Police Officers Labor Council regrets to inform its members of the passing of one of its own. Troy Police Sgt. Scott T. Smith died May 9 at the age of 52 after a two-year battle with a rare cancerous brain tumor. Visitation for Sgt. […]

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Burton Command gets pay increases, pension relief, early retirement option

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: May 1, 2019

— By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor Burton Command Officers were in the same position as the City Patrol Officers, working to pay off someone else’s pensions. Their decision to unanimously vote in POLC as their new labor union over a year ago has paid off for both groups. The 11-member Command group replaced their old […]

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Winter 2019 Police Officers Journal ready to view

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: February 15, 2019

The Winter 2019 edition of the Police Officers Journal digital interactive Flip Page is available for viewing by clicking here. To enlarge the Flip Page to maximum size for easy viewing, please click on the Fullscreen (picture frame) icon on the right bottom of the page next to the Share (envelope) icon. Readers can also […]

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Battle Creek Police maximizing new facility

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: November 29, 2018

— By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor with excerpts from Battle Creek Police, Battle Creek Enquirer and WBCK 95.3 Battle Creek Police moved into their newly constructed larger facility in late summer and by early November workers were completing the teardown of the outgrown and outdated 1971 structure to make room for increased parking for city […]

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