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LEEP, POLC honored as Community Partners

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: March 21, 2017

—By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor It’s hard to imagine what a roller coaster ride this year has been for POLC Labor Rep. Will Keizer, from raising the bar to the highest level yet for participation and fundraising during Gilda’s Run in July, to training another POLC Labor Rep. to take over organizing the annual event […]

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POLC Meets With WMPF

Posted by: POLC Staff Posted date: February 28, 2017

On February 15, 2017, the Michigan Association of Police Organizations (MAPO) met with several members of the West Michigan Policy Forum in Grand Rapids. MAPO was represented by Rob Figurski, Director of the Police Officers Labor Council; Michael Sauger, President of MAPO and Warren Police Officers Association; Andy Bingel, President of Grand Rapids Police Officers […]

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POLC/GELC offers free Steward Labor Seminars in March

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: February 21, 2017

The POLC/GELC is hosting two free Spring Steward Labor Seminars, one on the West Side and one on the East Side of the state. The seminars will include information on health care, supplemental insurance, pension, steward responsibilities, Garrity, interviews, union representation, legal updates, critical incidents, FMLA, and financial strategies. The Steward Labor Seminar on the West Side of […]

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SAVE THE DATES – 2017 POLC/GELC Conference

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: December 12, 2016

Will Aitchison, a nationally acclaimed law enforcement/public employee advocate and author, will return to headline the 2017 POLC/GELC Conference. Aitchison leads seminars all over the country, speaking on topics every public safety and public sector employee should know about.  The 2017 POLC/GELC Conference will be held Sept. 20-22 at a new location in Traverse City. The […]

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Director Craft helps select LEEP Award winner before retiring

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: November 2, 2016

— By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor Former Macomb Police Academy Director Charles Craft recently said his goodbyes to staff and students, but not before he selected the most recent LEEP Award winner. “It’s been a great job,” Craft said, adding that he would continue to visit colleagues at the academy. “Obviously those people have become my really […]

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Figurski appointed new POLC/GELC Director

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: September 26, 2016

— By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor During his transition into the POLC/GELC Director’s position, Rob Figurski recognized his predecessor’s accomplishments to strengthen and expand the organization. “I want to thank Richard (Weiler) for all his dedication to the Labor Council and wish him the best in his retirement,” Figurski said. Figurski, a former POLC/GELC Labor Representative, was […]

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Police work is unpredictable, the POLC is not

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: July 14, 2016

As law enforcement officers turned on the TV and learned of the attack on Dallas officers, our reactions were likely similar. Only we know what it’s like to stand in those police heroes’ shoes. They did not run from the task but pursued, cornered, and eliminated the threat to police and the public. Many of […]

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POLC/GELC Director retires after 32 years of service

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: June 17, 2016

– By Jennifer Foley, POJ Editor A favorite phrase of POLC/GELC Director Richard Weiler’s seems to say it all when speaking of his noteworthy career at the helm of the Union — Weiler “grabbed the bull by the horns.” When Weiler assumed the Director’s position at Police Officers Labor Council in 1984, it looked a […]

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