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POLC, GELC hire new attorney as Zulch accepts State Mediator position

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: June 23, 2017

— By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor POLC Labor Attorney Tom Zulch has made a career of helping officers through the worst times in their careers. Now he will take his extensive labor relations experience to the State of Michigan as a Mediator. Zulch is leaving the POLC/GELC by the end of June and beginning his […]

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OCC’s new director taught latest LEEP Award recipient

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: May 19, 2017

— By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor The new Director of Law Enforcement Training at Oakland Community College enjoyed teaching recent Law Enforcement Education Program (LEEP) Award recipient Alex Linke. “I taught at the academy for 14 years before I got this job,” said Lt. Dave Ceci. “I teach defensive tactics and physical fitness. I’m with […]

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LEEP Awards continue legacy of Macomb College Police Director

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: May 19, 2017

— By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor The man who led the charge to honor police academy graduates who excel in the academy while bearing all of the tuition costs themselves recently retired, but his efforts continue to pay off. Aaron Coates, 24, is the last Macomb Police Academy graduate to be awarded the Law Enforcement […]

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LEEP, POLC honored as Community Partners

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: March 21, 2017

—By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor It’s hard to imagine what a roller coaster ride this year has been for POLC Labor Rep. Will Keizer, from raising the bar to the highest level yet for participation and fundraising during Gilda’s Run in July, to training another POLC Labor Rep. to take over organizing the annual event […]

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POLC Meets With WMPF

Posted by: POLC Staff Posted date: February 28, 2017

On February 15, 2017, the Michigan Association of Police Organizations (MAPO) met with several members of the West Michigan Policy Forum in Grand Rapids. MAPO was represented by Rob Figurski, Director of the Police Officers Labor Council; Michael Sauger, President of MAPO and Warren Police Officers Association; Andy Bingel, President of Grand Rapids Police Officers […]

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POLC/GELC offers free Steward Labor Seminars in March

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: February 21, 2017

The POLC/GELC is hosting two free Spring Steward Labor Seminars, one on the West Side and one on the East Side of the state. The seminars will include information on health care, supplemental insurance, pension, steward responsibilities, Garrity, interviews, union representation, legal updates, critical incidents, FMLA, and financial strategies. The Steward Labor Seminar on the West Side of […]

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SAVE THE DATES – 2017 POLC/GELC Conference

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: December 12, 2016

Will Aitchison, a nationally acclaimed law enforcement/public employee advocate and author, will return to headline the 2017 POLC/GELC Conference. Aitchison leads seminars all over the country, speaking on topics every public safety and public sector employee should know about.  The 2017 POLC/GELC Conference will be held Sept. 20-22 at a new location in Traverse City. The […]

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Director Craft helps select LEEP Award winner before retiring

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: November 2, 2016

— By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor Former Macomb Police Academy Director Charles Craft recently said his goodbyes to staff and students, but not before he selected the most recent LEEP Award winner. “It’s been a great job,” Craft said, adding that he would continue to visit colleagues at the academy. “Obviously those people have become my really […]

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Figurski appointed new POLC/GELC Director

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: September 26, 2016

— By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor During his transition into the POLC/GELC Director’s position, Rob Figurski recognized his predecessor’s accomplishments to strengthen and expand the organization. “I want to thank Richard (Weiler) for all his dedication to the Labor Council and wish him the best in his retirement,” Figurski said. Figurski, a former POLC/GELC Labor Representative, was […]

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