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Iron Mountain Police Sergeants, Patrol join POLC for unity

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: August 20, 2020


By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor Iron Mountain Police Sergeants and Patrol Officers missed the unity of negotiating contracts together with the Lieutenants. “Being a small department, we’re all going to get the same thing and ask for the same thing and we might as well be all together – two separate units represented by one […]

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Bloomfield Hills Sergeant dies at station after removing tree from roadway

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: August 4, 2020


By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor Bloomfield Hills Public Safety Sgt. Steven Splan’s untimely passing was recognized immediately by his POLC coworkers, who gathered to honor him the day after he passed away while on duty. Sgt. Splan died of a heart attack Aug. 2, just hours after cutting apart and removing a tree blocking Bloomfield […]

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Sanilac County Corrections, Clerical touts POLC for ‘phenomenal’ raises

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: July 29, 2020


By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor Sanilac County Corrections Officers and Clerical Staff were not feeling the love from their former union, Police Officers Association of Michigan (POAM), when they decided to switch to the POLC for representation. The 27-member unit was forced to separate from their shared unit with Sanilac County Road Patrol Deputies. “The […]

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POLC unites Livingston Sergeants pay scales, advancing wages, benefits

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: July 23, 2020


By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor Parity and unity were the themes of Livingston County Sergeants first contract with POLC representation. The group of Corrections Sergeants and Road Patrol Sergeants used to be under one wage scale, but the County had separated the two groups in their previous contract through Michigan Association of Police. They joined […]

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Summer 2020 Police Officers Journal features changes due to pandemic

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: July 1, 2020


The Summer 2020 Police Officers Journal, just like practically everything, was impacted by the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, first detected in our nation in early 2020. While many people worked from home or didn’t work at all due to the Stay at Home Executive Orders in Michigan, Law Enforcement and Public Safety personnel have […]

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Bay County Corrections Sergeants move to POLC pays off in first contract

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: May 8, 2020


By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor Bay County Corrections Sergeants took the opportunity to create their own unit when they joined the POLC along with Corrections Officers & Records Specialists in October 2019 and that move paid off. When the Sergeants were with their former union, the Police Officers Association of Michigan (POAM), they didn’t feel […]

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Bay County Corrections returns to POLC for representation they needed

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: April 15, 2020


By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor Bay County Corrections & Records Specialists decided their departure from the POLC over seven years ago was not in their best interest, so, in October 2019 they came back and are pleased with their new collective bargaining agreement. “We felt that POAM wasn’t giving us good representation, so we wanted […]

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Lake Odessa Patrol joins POLC for parity without disturbing peace

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: March 6, 2020


By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor Lake Odessa Patrol hasn’t been unionized in years, but the idea of having representation from lawyers knowledgeable about police issues really appealed to them – so in October 2019 they chose POLC to represent them. “It just would be nice to have representation by a lawyer who is familiar with […]

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Winter 2020 Police Officers Journal recognizes officer bravery, retiring Labor Reps

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: February 4, 2020


View, download and share the Winter 2020 Police Officers Journal by clicking here. This issue features officers who entered icy waters to save lives and rescued a teen trapped in a house fire. The edition also recognizes the longtime Union commitment of two recently retired POLC/GELC Labor Representatives. The digital Flip Page Journal can be […]

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W.H.A.L.E. program provides critical information to first responders

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: January 10, 2020


By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor with excerpts from WJRT When Montcalm County first responders arrived at the scene of a deadly head on collision on M-91 in October 2018, they had no idea who the unharmed toddler strapped inside the car seat was. As they scrambled to extricate the driver from her vehicle, they removed […]

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