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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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Kennel Club donation improves safety for Allegan County Sheriff’s K9 Deputy

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: July 23, 2019

– By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor Allegan County Sheriff’s Deputy Mike Martin just got his new patrol vehicle in June. Thanks to the Holland Michigan Kennel Club, the K9 handler’s vehicle comes equipped with a remote controlled K9 door opener for improved safety. Holland Michigan Kennel Club (HMKC) offered to help as outfitting patrol vehicles […]

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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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