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Bay County Corrections Sergeants move to POLC pays off in first contract

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: May 8, 2020


By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor Bay County Corrections Sergeants took the opportunity to create their own unit when they joined the POLC along with Corrections Officers & Records Specialists in October 2019 and that move paid off. When the Sergeants were with their former union, the Police Officers Association of Michigan (POAM), they didn’t feel […]

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Bay County Corrections returns to POLC for representation they needed

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: April 15, 2020


By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor Bay County Corrections & Records Specialists decided their departure from the POLC over seven years ago was not in their best interest, so, in October 2019 they came back and are pleased with their new collective bargaining agreement. “We felt that POAM wasn’t giving us good representation, so we wanted […]

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Lake Odessa Patrol joins POLC for parity without disturbing peace

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: March 6, 2020


By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor Lake Odessa Patrol hasn’t been unionized in years, but the idea of having representation from lawyers knowledgeable about police issues really appealed to them – so in October 2019 they chose POLC to represent them. “It just would be nice to have representation by a lawyer who is familiar with […]

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Winter 2020 Police Officers Journal recognizes officer bravery, retiring Labor Reps

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: February 4, 2020


View, download and share the Winter 2020 Police Officers Journal by clicking here. This issue features officers who entered icy waters to save lives and rescued a teen trapped in a house fire. The edition also recognizes the longtime Union commitment of two recently retired POLC/GELC Labor Representatives. The digital Flip Page Journal can be […]

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W.H.A.L.E. program provides critical information to first responders

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: January 10, 2020


By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor with excerpts from WJRT When Montcalm County first responders arrived at the scene of a deadly head on collision on M-91 in October 2018, they had no idea who the unharmed toddler strapped inside the car seat was. As they scrambled to extricate the driver from her vehicle, they removed […]

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Pinckney Village Patrol joins POLC for lasting change

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: August 30, 2019


– By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor Pinckney Village Police Department has been more of a stepping stone for officers who have historically moved on to other departments. POLC Labor Rep. Duane Smith hopes to change that. “It’s one of those places that people leave, so my job is to make it enticing enough that they […]

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Collin Rose Memorial Highway sign erected in July

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: August 8, 2019


By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor Courtney Gewirtz’s efforts to permanently memorialize fallen Wayne State Police Sgt. Collin Rose by designating a portion of M-10 in his honor hit several roadblocks along the way. Rose’s highway memorial sign was finally erected in late July. “I started this almost immediately after he passed away. It’s been a […]

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Lansing Township Police tout POLC for making them feel like they matter

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: August 7, 2019


– By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor Lansing Township Police Department may be a small, especially in comparison to the much larger city department, but they shouldn’t lack attention from their Union simply because of size. That’s a key component of the business model Police Officers Labor Council (POLC) is known for and the reason why […]

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