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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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Financial advisors launch retirement site for members

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: September 20, 2018


LJPR has launched a public safety/public employee financial and retirement planner website specifically for POLC and GELC members to address estate planning, tax laws, retirement, future career moves and more. Visitors will find informational articles and videos as well as opportunities for personal meetings and department seminars at www.polcretirement.com.

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LEEP Award recipient changes career path to pursue his dream

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: September 14, 2018


— By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor Justin Demo had just begun his accounting career when fate seemed to be pulling him in a different direction. He realized he enjoyed working as a Saginaw Valley State University Dispatcher more than accounting. So, he left his job and entered the Macomb Police Academy to pursue his dream. […]

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LEEP Award helps OCC grad follow in his dad’s footsteps

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: August 29, 2018


— By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor The latest Law Enforcement Education Program (LEEP) Award recipient at Oakland Police Academy feels like he was better prepared for the academy than most because of his parents. His mother is a former Oakland County Assistant Prosecutor and his dad was an Oakland County Sheriff’s Deputy. “It gave me […]

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Police Officers Journal Summer edition ready to view

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: July 26, 2018


The Summer edition of the Police Officers Journal digital interactive Flip Page is available for viewing by clicking here. To enlarge the Flip Page to maximum size for easy viewing, please click on the Fullscreen (picture frame) icon on the right bottom of the page next to the Share (envelope) icon. Readers can also download […]

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Check it out: Spring Police Officers Journal debuts interactive Flip Page

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: April 26, 2018


– By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor This Spring the Police Officer’s Journal is making its’ debut as an interactive digital Flip Page, which readers can view on their computers and smartphones. Click here to view the first Flip Page POJ, which can be accessed by clicking on the Spring 2018 Journal on the Publications pages […]

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