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Washington Report – Dec. 2, 2022

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: December 2, 2022


Please take the time to nominate examples of outstanding police work for NAPO’s TOP COPS Awards. The nomination form must be postmarked or faxed by Jan. 11, 2023; NAPO’s Executive Director Bill Johnson and Government Affairs Director Andy Edmiston met with the Director of the Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), Karhlton Moore, to […]

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‘Phenomenal’ representation results in stellar contract for Flushing Township PD

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: November 29, 2022


By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor Flushing Township Police can’t say enough about the representation they received from the POLC in their latest contract. The group garnered 9 percent raises coupled with incredible bonuses and enhancements, including a layered approach to supplementing retirement benefits for newer Employees. “Those first three years they got a total of […]

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Washington Report – Nov. 18, 2022

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: November 18, 2022


Implementation of the President’s Police Reform Executive Order is ramping up and NAPO has participated in several meetings on how to execute various sections of the order, including Section 4, “Officer Wellness”, Section 12, “Limiting the Transfer or Purchase of Certain Military Equipment by Law Enforcement”, and Section 20, “Supporting Safe and Effective Policing Through […]

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State House, Senate leadership positions assigned for 2023-2024

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: November 17, 2022


Karoub Associates provided an updated list of state leadership positions for both parties in each Chamber for the 102nd Legislative Session beginning January 2023 thru December 2024. Work has begun on what committees will be in place for the upcoming session and who will sit on these committees. Committee assignments are expected in mid- to […]

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First Collin Birnie Award recipient honored to be recognized

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: November 17, 2022


By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor For years Collin Birnie handed out awards on behalf of the POLC to help non-sponsored Police Cadets pay the costs of attending Law Enforcement Regional Training Academy (LERTA). This year, a scholarship award was presented in the POLC Executive Committee member’s honor, following his untimely death in a February traffic […]

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NAPO files amicus brief over officers’ right to defend themselves using force

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: November 16, 2022


NAPO filed a new amicus brief in the United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit (Texas) asking the entire Court of Appeals to rehear a case involving the ability of officers to defend themselves, using force when reasonably believed necessary. NAPO believes the three-judge panel of the Court got their decision wrong. The […]

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Veterans Day 2022

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: November 11, 2022


The POLC extends our heartfelt appreciation to Law Enforcement Officers who have served in the military and all United States Veterans. Thank you for your service and sacrifice!

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Karoub Report – November 2022 Election

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: November 9, 2022


Karoub Associates issued their November 2022 Karoub Report which features unofficial Nov. 8 election results. In a historic election, the Democrats retained the office of the Governor, Attorney General and Secretary of State, and flipped control of the Michigan Senate and House of Representatives, according to unofficial election results. For the first time since 1984, […]

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GELC preserves pensions in first contract with Davison City DPW

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: November 4, 2022


By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor Davison City DPW had a long relationship with their former union, but with a rotation of three new labor representatives in less than 3 years, they decided to switch representation to the GELC. That move from American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) to GELC in September 2021 paid […]

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Contract: Davison City DPW

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: November 4, 2022


New four-year agreement expires June 30, 2025. Wages: 2.25% effective July 1, 2021. 2.5% effective July 1, 2022. 2.5% effective July 1, 2023. 2.5% effective July 1, 2024. *The contract, which was signed July 1, 2022, is retroactive to July 1, 2021 with raises equaling 4.75% effective upon ratification. The Employer implemented a new pay […]

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