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POLC Executive Committee


The 2015 POLC Executive Committee includes from left, rear Chairman Paul Combs, Scott Eager, Jeff Gormley, Mike DeKam and Collin Bernie and from front left

The POLC Executive Committee from left with former Chairman Paul Combs, Scott Eager, Jeff Gormley, Mike DeKam and Vice Chairman Steve McInchak and from front, left Brian McNair, Collin Birnie, Tom Wilk and Chairman Rick Bleich.

The Police Officers Labor Council’s Executive Committee is the governing body of the organization. Members of the executive committee are elected by the delegate body at the annual meeting and conference held every August-September. There are nine (9) Executive Committee members. Elections for five (5) of the committee members are held during the even numbered years, while four (4) committee members are held the odd numbered years. Only full time employees of a member organization are eligible to hold elective office.

Rick Bleich – Muskegon Police Department – Chairman

Email: richard.bleich@postman.org

Rick has been a member of the Executive Committee since January 2007 and is Chairman of the Grievance Committee. A veteran of the Muskegon Police Department, Rick is a Detective whom has served as his local association Secretary/Treasure since 2000. Rick, a former U.S. Marine (6 years) also is a member of the Roosevelt Park City Council, Muskegon County Child Abuse Council Advisory Board, married and proud father of four children. In his spare time he likes to fish and hunt.


Steve McInchak - Gibraltar Police Department – Vice Chairman

Email: stevemcinchak@gmail.com

Steve McInchak has been with the Gibraltar Police Department since 2008. He has served as Vice President of his Association since 2010 and is former Secretary, Vice President and President of Lincoln Park Police Officers Association. Steve has been assigned to Downriver SWAT Team since 1997, and has been the Team Commander since 2009. He stays active as a NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Referee for the Big Ten and Hockey East. Steve has refereed two national championship games (2015 in Boston and 2016 in Tampa). The father of two boys has a degree in Applied Science – Criminal Justice from Schoolcraft College and in 2015 graduated from Siena Heights University with a Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice.


Collin Birnie – Flint Police Department

Email: cbirnie@cityofflint.com

Collin Birnie is the local POLC President for Flint Captains and Lieutenants Association. A union member since 1996, he has also served as steward, secretary and treasurer of the Captains and Lieutenants Association. The Lieutenant in charge of Special Operations and Identification Bureaus also performs additional duties including: Bomb Squad, Emergency Management, Dignitary Protection, Honor Guard and Firearms Instructor. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1988-1992. During his military service, he was assigned to Security Force Company and an Infantry Battalion. He also participated in Operation Desert Shield and Storm. He received an associate’s degree in Criminal Justice from Mott Community College. An avid outdoorsman, Birnie enjoys hunting and fishing.


Kyle Culbertson – Berrien County Sheriff's Department

Email: kculbert2@berriencounty.org

Kyle was elected POLC President of Berrien County Sheriff’s Department Deputies and Sergeants Association in 2016 and served as Vice President from 2014 to 2016. He has been a POLC member since 2011, when he was hired as a Berrien County Sheriff’s Deputy. Kyle was pursuing a degree in Criminal Justice at Lake Michigan College when he was hired as a Corrections Officer with Indiana State Prison. He worked in corrections from 2007-2011 and attended a corrections academy in Indiana and Kalamazoo Valley Community College Corrections Academy during his first year at Berrien County. In his free time, the married father of one enjoys riding his motorcycle, golfing and playing guitar.


Mike DeKam – Grand Rapids Police Department, Communications

Email: Mike.Dekam@GRcity.us

Mike began his career with the City of Grand Rapids, Police Department, Communication Unit in 1996. A member of the Executive Committee since 2009, Mike serves on the Public Relations/Publication Committee. He has a degree in political science from Michigan State University and a master’s degree in international relations from Troy State University. As vice president of his local for 14 years, DeKam is also a veteran of the U.S. Air Force where he served as a commissioned officer obtaining the rank of Captain before his honorable discharge. DeKam, who is married and has two children, is also licensed by the Federal Communications Commission as an amateur radio operator.


Scott Eager – Battle Creek Police Department

Email: sdeager@gmail.com

Det. Scott Eager is Chairman of the local POLC Non-Supervisory Unit for Battle Creek Police and former Chief Steward. He has been with Battle Creek PD for 16 years, ten of which he has spent in the Special Investigations Unit. He was assigned to the Detective Bureau in 2002. Eager earned a Criminal Justice degree at Kalamazoo Valley Community College. He is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps Reserve. Eager is married with three sons. He enjoys hunting, fishing and watching sports in his free time.


Jeff Gormley - Bloomfield Hills Public Safety Department

Email: jgormley@bloomfieldhillspolice.com

Jeff Gormley, who was promoted to Lieutenant in 2015, has served as the local POLC President and Lead Negotiator for Bloomfield Hills Command Unit since August 2012. Prior to that, he represented Bloomfield Hills POLC Officers from September 1998 to August 2012. He worked as a City of Mt. Pleasant Police Officer from July 1997 to September 1998 before joining Bloomfield Hills Public Safety Department. Gormley keeps active coaching his son’s soccer team and FIRST LEGO League, a robotic engineering team his son and daughter participate in. Gormley graduated from Lake Superior State University in 1997 with two Bachelor of Science degrees in Criminal Justice and Fire Science.


Brian McNair - Chesterfield Township Police Department

Email: bmcnair@chesterfieldpolice.org

Brian McNair has been with the POLC since 1999, serving as Hazel Park Police Officers Association Secretary; Chesterfield Police Command Officers Association Union Steward; and Chesterfield Police Officers Association President, Secretary and Vice President. A graduate of Macomb Police Academy, he has a Bachelors of Leadership in Public Safety from Baker College and Masters in Administration from Central Michigan University. The Chesterfield Township Police Sergeant, assigned to road patrol, also worked in the traffic bureau, accident investigation and reconstruction, directed a patrol unit and served as Evidence Technician and Community Relations Officer. He is a Criminal Justice Adjunct Professor at Baker College and Law Enforcement Adjunct Instructor at Macomb Community College Criminal Justice Training Center. McNair is married, and in his free time, can be found at his son’s karate or daughter’s gymnastics events.


Thomas Wilk – Macomb College Police Department

Email: wilkt@macomb.edu

tom-obamaTom has been Vice-Chairman and Executive Committee member since 1995. He currently serves on the Public Relations/Publication Committee. Tom was a sergeant of 25 years plus with the Detroit Police Department and has an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice. He served as a union steward in the DPOA as well as the DPLSA. Tom was a Vietnam veteran serving in the U.S. Navy and is a life long member of the VFW. Tom is married with three children. Outside activities include Bow Hunting, Golf and Cooking.