home | contact

News Success Stories

Otsego Deputy among 3 honored for saving life of 2-year-old

Posted by: Jennifer Foley Posted date: September 28, 2016


— By Jennifer Gomori, with excerpts from NLEOMF, media reports and social media Otsego County Sheriff’s Deputy Justin Holzschu was one of three law enforcement officers recently honored by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) for saving the life of a two-year-old boy. Holzschu, a POLC member, and Michigan State Police Troopers Jim […]

Read More

POLC gets terminated Wyoming Officer his job back

Posted by: Jennifer Foley Posted date: June 20, 2016


— By Jennifer Foley, POJ Editor with excerpts from mlive.com Bullying will not be tolerated. That’s the message the POLC sent and a terminated Wyoming Officer’s employers heard loud and clear after two arbitrations and a lawsuit. Wyoming Officer Eric Grunewald was reinstated to his patrol job at the end of 2015 following months of […]

Read More

Junior Public Safety Academy brings public safety into the classroom

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


— By Jennifer Foley, POJ Editor Introducing young kids to public safety officers on an up close personal level is one of the missions of a new Junior Public Safety Academy program being held at local Grand Haven elementary schools. Through interactive lessons in police and firefighter work, children at Mary A. White Elementary School […]

Read More

Allegan County Deputies help needy families for the past 15 years

Posted by: Jennifer Foley Posted date: April 5, 2016


— By Jennifer Foley, POJ Editor Residents of Allegan County might have been wondering why most of the Sheriff’s Deputies in their community were walking around with goatees in November and December 2015. The goal was to draw awareness and raise funds for Cops for Christmas. Every Deputy who participated in the Goatee Challenge contributed […]

Read More

Quick South Lyon Police work leads to bank robber arrest

Posted by: Jennifer Foley Posted date: December 2, 2015


— By Jennifer Foley, POJ Editor, with excerpts from news media A Lieutenant, Sergeant and Officer with South Lyon Police Department were awarded certificates of merit for their quick and diligent work, which resulted in the apprehension of the suspect in the Vibe Credit Union armed robbery in August. Lt. Chris Sovik, Sgt. Doug Baaki, […]

Read More

Hillsdale County Deputies unite at World Police & Fire Games

Posted by: Jennifer Foley Posted date: August 7, 2015


— By Jennifer Foley, POJ Editor Hillsdale County Sheriff’s Sgt. Bill Mosher is a long-time participant in the World Police & Fire Games (WPFG) and this year three of his co-workers joined him. Mosher powerlifted in the games, held June 26 to July 5, 2015 in Fairfax, Virginia, winning another gold medal in his age […]

Read More

Fruitport Township Officers buy car seat for needy family

Posted by: Jennifer Foley Posted date: April 29, 2015


— Excerpted from media reports Two Fruitport Township Police Officers went the extra mile to help out a family in need instead of ticketing a driver for transporting an infant unrestrained. And one of those POLC Officers has been honored twice for saving someone’s life. Officers James Hodges and Jason Pavlige were responding to a […]

Read More

Flint ordered to pay part of health care increases

Posted by: ignite Posted date: February 17, 2015


The City of Flint was ordered to pay the difference between the health care costs imposed on Flint Police Captains and Lieutenants and the costs for the increases “they would have been responsible under the new law had they been allowed to change to the least expensive health insurance plan,” according to an Administrative Law […]

Read More

Officer’s act of kindness gains notice in media

Posted by: Jennifer Foley Posted date: February 17, 2015


Emmett Township Department of Public Safety Officer Ben Hall was just doing what officers all over the country do everyday when he opted to buy a booster seat for a woman instead of handing her a ticket. But unlike other officers who don’t receive public recognition for their acts of kindness, news of this POLC […]

Read More