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POLC/GELC invites stewards to attend Spring Labor Seminar

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


A free POLC/GELC Steward Labor Seminar is being held on the East Side of the state from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, March 29, 2019 at Warren F.O.P. Hall, 11304 E. 14 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48093. The seminar will include information on steward responsibilities, grievances, Garrity, Weingarten, interviews, union representation, legal updates, critical incidents and financial strategies. […]

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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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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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