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Posted by: POLC Staff Posted date: January 6, 2017

Effective January 2, 2017, Police Officers are now “licensed” and not “certified” by MCOLES.  PA 289 of 2016 made the anticipated switch to licensing to match other Michigan professions.  The change in name has no effect on current officers status. The new law does expand the lists of criminal adjudications of guilt that shall result […]

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Final Law Enforcement Appreciation Night at the Joe

Posted by: Jennifer Foley Posted date: November 11, 2016

Come out and support our brave men and women in uniform as the Detroit Red Wings roll out the Red and Blue carpet and take on the Los Angeles Kings in the Final Law Enforcement Night at the Joe Louis Arena on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016.  This night is open to all local, state, federal law […]

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Members are encouraged to nominate fellow officers for TOP COPS Awards

Posted by: Jennifer Foley Posted date: November 4, 2016

Please consider nominating a fellow law enforcement officer for this year’s NAPO TOP COPS Awards. The 24th award dinner will take place in Washington, D.C. on Friday, May 12, 2017 during National Police Week.  TOP COPS is unique in that it is a peer nominated award.  If there is an officer you would like to nominate, […]

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The 10 States with the Most Overworked Police Officers

Posted by: POLC Staff Posted date: November 3, 2016

Michigan Ranked #1 with the Most Overworked Police Officers As stated in the following article, the men and women of the Michigan law enforcement community are the most overworked. The information obtained from a national study comprising of FBI statistics, census data and analysis shows that Michigan officers average 5 more crimes per officer than […]

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Citizens’ Police Academy strengthens relationship between police, residents

Posted by: Jennifer Foley Posted date: October 19, 2016

— By Jennifer Gomori with excerpts from The Voice The Chesterfield Township Police Department is inviting residents and business owners to take a look into the inner workings of the department as a method of enhancing community relations. The inaugural Citizens’ Police Academy was held this spring. Designed to provide hands-on experience in law enforcement, […]

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General Motors recalls Caprice Police Pursuit vehicles

Posted by: Jennifer Foley Posted date: April 6, 2016

– Excerpted from the Associated Press via IBNLive.com General Motors is recalling nearly 6,300 police cars in the U.S. because the electric power-assisted steering can fail. The recall covers 2014 to 2016 model year Chevrolet Caprice Police Pursuit vehicles. According to GM, corrosion on a connector causes the issue. If it happens, the cars still […]

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Officer deaths rise slightly in 2015

Posted by: Jennifer Foley Posted date: March 18, 2016

124 killed in the line of duty — Excerpted from National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) 2015 Law Enforcement Fatalities Report Law enforcement fatalities nationwide rose by four percent in 2015, with 124 federal, state, local, tribal and territorial officers killed in the line of duty, according to preliminary data compiled and released by […]

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