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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larger facility in late summer and by early November workers were completing the teardown of the outgrown and outdated 1971 structure to make room for increased parking for city […]

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Welcome Aboard

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: August 21, 2018

The Police Officers Labor Council welcomes the following new units: UNIT FORMER AFFILIATION Burton Command COAM Burton Patrol POAM  

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Dog park honors fallen POLC Officer

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: July 17, 2018

— By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor Rose Dog Park, in honor of fallen Wayne State University Police K9 Officer Collin Rose, is now open. The public is invited to bring their dogs for some off leash play in the park, located at 3701 Trumbull in Detroit’s Woodbridge Neighborhood. The park was officially dedicated May 26, […]

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Hamburg Patrol, Command resolve to settle better contract with POLC’s help

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: April 23, 2018

— By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor Hamburg Township Patrol and Command were preparing for mediation with their Employer six months after their contract expired when they decided to change directions, switching their Union representation in December 2017. Now with POLC, their New Year’s resolution is to avoid repeating past negotiations practices. “The Township representation wanted […]

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Underfunded Communities

Posted by: Staff Posted date: April 13, 2018

PROTECTING LOCAL GOVERNMENT RETIREMENT AND BENEFITS ACT Underfunded Communities On December 20, 2017, Public Act 202 of 2017, the Protecting Local Government Retirement and Benefits Act, MCL 38.2801 et seq., became law in Michigan. The Act created new duties for municipalities offering pension and/or retirement health benefits. It also created the Municipal Stability Board within […]

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Kalkaska County Command seeks POLC help

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: April 13, 2018

— By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor It’s one thing to follow up with your Union representative about ratification of a tentative agreement. It’s quite another to do their job for them. That’s the situation Kalkaska County Command staff increasingly found themselves in when dealing with their former Union, the Command Officers Association of Michigan (COAM), […]

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