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Southfield Patrol brings 100 members to POLC

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: October 11, 2017


— By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor Southfield Patrol joined the POLC this year, adding 100 new members to the organization, following years of dissatisfaction with their former union. Southfield Police Association was operating as an Independent group. However, the new unit was affiliated with and continued to operate under a POAM contract, which expired June […]

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NAPO 2017 Top Cops Awards

Posted by: POLC Staff Posted date: October 6, 2017


NAPO Top Cops Award Nomination Form.   Nomination must involve an incident or case occurring or concluding between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017. Click Here to Download the Nomination Form

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Sanilac Dispatchers reorganize, switch unions

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: October 5, 2017


— By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor Sanilac County Dispatchers were in the same bargaining unit as Sanilac County Deputies for years, but when the County decided to reorganize public safety, they sought their own representation. The Dispatchers decided against staying with POAM, which represents the Deputies, opting to join the POLC instead. “They were carved […]

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Supervisors take command of their representation

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: September 29, 2017


— By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor When Nathan Smith was promoted to a Sergeant with Sanilac County Command five years ago, he noticed the lack of union representation with everything from communication to contract negotiations. “I was President of the Deputies association. When I came to Command, I did not get any service,” Smith said. […]

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Officer Collin Rose 2K9 Memorial Run and 5K set for Nov. 18

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: September 26, 2017


The inaugural Officer Collin Rose 2K9 Memorial Run and 5K is slated for Nov. 18, 2017 at Clinton Township’s Civic Center Park. The 2K (approximately 1.25 miles) is open to you and your dog to run or walk. It pays tribute to fallen POLC member and Wayne State University Police Officer Collin Rose’s K9s Clyde […]

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Macomb County Corrections pleased with first POLC contract

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: September 18, 2017


— By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor  Macomb County Corrections, a 161-member unit, chose POLC representation in the summer of 2016 and POLC Labor Rep. Hal Telling is already busy showing them just how hard the Union works for its members. The POLC negotiated a three-year contract with a two percent raise and $2,100 bonus this […]

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Genesee Patrol joins POLC to turn around losses

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: September 5, 2017


— By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor At one time Genesee Township Patrol had 30 full-time Officers, but when the recession hit, the Township laid off full-time staff and replaced them with part-timers at huge hourly wage and benefit reductions. “In 2008 and 09, when the recession hit, our township fell victim to revenue cuts and […]

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Man who shot police arraigned in murder of Officer Rose

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: August 4, 2017


– By Jennifer Gomori, with excerpts from news media Over eight months after his murder, the man accused of shooting two Detroit Police Officers, has been formally charged with the killing of Wayne State University Police Officer Collin Rose. Raymond Durham, 60, was arraigned on charges of first-degree premeditated murder, murder of a peace officer, […]

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Missaukee County Administrators look forward to first contract

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: June 1, 2017


— By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor Missaukee County Administrators were never formally represented by a union – they didn’t feel the need. But with a growing Command staff, they decided to join the POLC. “We actually have a good employer employee relationship. It’s just a matter of looking toward the future,” said 911 Coordinator Ed […]

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Hastings switches to POLC for full-time representation

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: May 24, 2017


— By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor The idea that your labor representative is only working their job part-time and secondary to another job is pretty unsettling. So when POAM notified Hastings Police they would be cutting back on their representation, the group decided they could definitely do better. “They were not happy with POAM specifically […]

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