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LEEP Dream Scholar makes national news in first year with Grand Rapids PD

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: April 19, 2019


Grand Rapids Police Officer Austin Lynema is making a very good impression in his first year on the force. The three-time Law Enforcement Education Program (LEEP) Dream Scholarship recipient gathered a group of fellow Grand Rapids Police Officers and organized a belated birthday party for a local boy who was being bullied. None of the […]

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Telecommunicator of the Year jumps to aid of woman pulled from pool

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


– By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor with excerpts from Grand Haven Tribune Just days after he was honored for his service as Telecommunicator of the Year nationally, Ottawa County Central Dispatcher (OCCD) Ryan Culver found himself in the midst of a rescue effort. Culver was honored Aug. 6, 2018 by NICE Corporation, the recording software […]

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POLC works with Grand Rapids to keep their own 9-1-1 operations

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: February 1, 2019


— By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor with excerpts from mlive.com A plan to merge the City of Grand Rapid’s 9-1-1 system administration with Kent County’s was averted thanks in part to POLC Labor Rep. Jason Owen and local union president Michelle Benites’ efforts working with the City to show the move would not be cost […]

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Mt. Morris Officer saves elderly woman from fire

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: January 8, 2019


– By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor with excerpts from news media A Mt. Morris Township K9 Officer’s quick thinking and action led to the rescue of an unconscious elderly woman trapped in her burning home. Bonnie Paschal, 78, survived and was released from the hospital in early December. Officer Blake Paulic was first on the […]

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South Lyon PD grows beards to support Pigs 4 Wigs

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


— By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor Residents may have wondered why South Lyon Police all seemed to be sporting beards in November and Officers were counting on residents asking them why. It’s because they joined forces with nine area police departments to benefit Wigs 4 Kids of Michigan, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that helps children […]

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Deputy helps save man trapped in burning car

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


— By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor When Cheboygan County Sheriff’s Deputy Jeremy Runstrom arrived on the scene of rollover crash involving a 71-year-old man trapped inside his Ford Explorer, his quick response made all the difference in saving the victim’s life. “The vehicle was on fire already and two individuals were trying to kick the […]

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