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Oakland Police Academy grad uses LEEP Award to buy bullet resistant vest

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: June 4, 2020


By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor When Tyler Groat graduated Oakland Police Academy in December 2019, he had already been hired by Wyandotte Police Department, where his father works as a Detective. Groat was honored with a $1,000 Law Enforcement Education Program (LEEP) Award at graduation. “(The LEEP Award) greatly helped offset the cost of the […]

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Police Academy grad pursues life-long dream with help from LEEP

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: April 22, 2020


By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor Erik Rockwell always knew he wanted to become a police officer, but it wasn’t until he steered away from that path that he felt the pull to get back on course. “Ever since I as a little kid I always played the cop when I played cops and robbers,” Rockwell […]

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Volunteer work inspires academy grad to become a Police Officer

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: March 31, 2020


By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor Jacob AC Yglesias’ volunteer work with the Detroit Goodfellows – distributing Christmas gifts to needy Detroit-area children – united him annually with Detroit Police while he was growing up. This past December, while applying for law enforcement positions, he was thankful for the help he received as recipient of a […]

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LEEP Award humbles police academy graduate

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: February 27, 2020


By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor Alexander Mutchler is off to a great start in his career securing a full-time Officer position with the West Bloomfield Police Department upon graduation from Wayne County Regional Police Training Academy. A $1,000 LEEP Award will help him in that endeavor. “It was just a phenomenal award. I’m very humbled […]

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Good first impression lands Oakland Academy grad LEEP Award, Officer job

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: September 13, 2019


– By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor Nicholas Shoemaker made a good impression at Oakland Police Academy right from the start. His hard work and demeanor landed him a $1,000 Law Enforcement Education Program (LEEP) Award and a full-time Police Officer position with Royal Oak Police Department. “He’ll be able to graduate in uniform,” said Oakland […]

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LEEP Award winner follows in family’s footsteps

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: August 21, 2019


– By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor Macomb Police Academy graduate Eric Posavetz is following in his family’s footsteps. The Law Enforcement Education Program (LEEP) Award winner graduated alongside his brother, Ryan on May 20, 2019. Ryan, 27, was hired by Clinton Township Police Department right after graduation. The brothers’ father, Fred Posavetz, is Clinton Township […]

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National Guardsman receives LEEP Award to help with academy costs

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: July 29, 2019


– By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor Kyle Applebee has a history of serving his country, but the Law Enforcement Regional Training Academy (LERTA) graduate needed a little help himself when it came to paying for his police academy training. Applebee, who graduated with a 94.5% average, was awarded a $1,000 Law Enforcement Education Program (LEEP) […]

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LEEP Award winner hired by Dearborn Heights PD right after graduation

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: July 18, 2019


— By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor Wayne County Regional Police Training Academy (WCRPTA) graduate William Ruch made the transition from cadet to full-time Police Officer in a couple weeks and picked up a Law Enforcement Education Program (LEEP) Award to help him pay some bills in the meantime. Ruch was also given a $225 Kehrl […]

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