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Academy leader receives several awards, including LEEP honor

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: May 9, 2019


— By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor Grant Glende showed his peers and instructors at Oakland Police Academy he knows how to be a leader and at the academy graduation ceremony he was recognized for that initiative with a Law Enforcement Education Program (LEEP) $2,000 Award. The LEEP Award, given to pre-service police academy graduates, is […]

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LERTA grad’s diligence pays off with LEEP Award

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: April 26, 2019


— By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor Tyler Donnelly worked hard to do well at Law Enforcement Regional Training Academy (LERTA) and his efforts paid off quite literally with a $2,000 Law Enforcement Education Program (LEEP) Award. Donnelly was one of nine pre-service cadets in the academy’s graduating class of 20. As pre-service, Donnelly paid his […]

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Register today for 2019 POLC/GELC Conference, outdoor diversions

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: April 26, 2019


Come join fellow Union members for a fun and relaxing weekend in Traverse City at the 2019 Annual POLC/GELC Meeting & Labor Seminar, which features a choice of three scheduled outdoor diversions. Make your reservations for the Aug. 25-27 Conference at the beautiful Grand Traverse Resort. The Conference will feature renowned career labor attorney Richard […]

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Wayne County Regional Police Academy grad earns many honors

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: April 15, 2019


— By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor Law Enforcement Education Award (LEEP) recipient Stephen Ennis made an impression with Wayne County Regional Police Training Academy (WCRPTA) personnel, his fellow cadets and is being sought after as a new hire. The 22-year-old was honored with the $2,000 LEEP Award Nov. 9 during the academy graduation ceremony at […]

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Macomb Academy LEEP Award winner hired as Royal Oak Police Officer

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: April 9, 2019


By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor It didn’t take Macomb Police Academy graduate Trevor Holston long to find a job. He walked into the Dec. 17th academy graduation ceremony in uniform as a newly hired Royal Oak Police Officer. Holston was one of 23 pre-service cadets, who paid for his own police academy training, out of […]

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Save the Date – 2019 POLC/GELC Conference

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: January 21, 2019


Mark your calendars! The 2019 POLC/GELC Annual Conference is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 25 to Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019 at Grand Traverse Resort & Spa in Acme, Michigan. The event will feature an Outdoor Cocktail Reception Sunday evening and new activities Monday afternoon. For more information, please click on the link below or call Nancy […]

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Longtime Labor Rep Fred LaMaire remembered

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: January 16, 2019


The Police Officers Labor Council is sad to announce the passing of longtime POLC/GELC Labor Representative Fred LaMaire on Jan. 7, 2019. LaMaire, 78, of Hudsonville retired from the POLC/GELC in December 2016 after serving in Membership Services for several years. In all, he spent some 40 years representing police officers. A Marine for four […]

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Police academy grad earns LEEP, Top Gun awards

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: October 3, 2018


— By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor Cade Barwig made a great impression on his instructors at Wayne County Regional Police Academy (WCRPA), receiving a $2,000 award for overall performance from Law Enforcement Education Program (LEEP). Barwig, 23, of Southgate, was recognized during the Schoolcraft College academy graduation ceremony May 3. During the ceremony, he was […]

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LERTA grad got timing right for police work

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: September 27, 2018


— By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor LEEP Award winner Eric Abbey always wanted to be a law enforcement officer, but it seemed like his timing was off in the late 1990s. Communities at that time weren’t hiring too many police officers. Abbey, 47, delayed his dream, finding other work as he pursued two Criminal Justice […]

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