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The Washington Report – Jan. 8, 2021

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: January 8, 2021


On Jan. 7, NAPO released a statement from President Mick McHale regarding the criticism being laid against U.S. Capitol Police over their response to the violent mob of rioters that breached the U.S. Capitol. Part of that statement reads: “The great harm here is that officers are sometimes placed in a situation where, having been […]

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Police, first responders, state workers eligible for COVID-19 vaccines beginning Jan. 11

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: January 6, 2021


By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor Police officers, first responders and state and federal workers are among frontline workers eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccinations starting Jan. 11. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) officials announced the new phase of vaccinations also available to jail and prison staffers, preK-12 teachers and […]

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Whitmer approves $106 million in COVID-19 relief funds, vetoes millions more

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: December 29, 2020


By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor Gov. Gretchen Whitmer approved $106 million in COVID-19 relief funding and extended unemployment benefits, but she vetoed the rest of the state legislature’s $465 million bill. The signed bipartisan relief bill, which the Governor proposed to the legislature in November, includes $55 million for small businesses impacted by the pandemic […]

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Michigan legislature approves $465 million in COVID-19 relief bill

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: December 22, 2020


The Michigan Legislature passed a $465 million COVID-19 relief package supporting and exceeding Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s proposed $100 million relief bill. “I proposed this stimulus plan to the legislature in November because I know how much our families, frontline workers, and small businesses need relief as we head into the winter,” Whitmer stated in a […]

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Washington Report – Dec. 22, 2020

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: December 22, 2020


Congress passed the final Fiscal 2021 Appropriations omnibus measure, funding the federal government and all its programs through the rest of the fiscal year, and a COVID relief measure late in the evening Dec. 21. The COVID relief package passed provides $900 billion in relief for small businesses, money for vaccine distribution, a new round […]

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Washington Report – Dec. 18, 2020

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: December 21, 2020


The deadline is approaching to nominate officers for this year’s TOP COPS Awards. The nomination form must be postmarked or faxed (703) 684-0515 by Jan. 11, 2021.  Due to the safety of the award winners, families and NAPO guests and COVID-19 related governmental and venue restrictions on travel and events and gatherings, the TOP COPS […]

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State lifts some restrictions as COVID-19 cases trend downward

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: December 18, 2020


By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor With coronavirus cases trending downward for three weeks, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has relaxed some restrictions in the epidemic emergency order. Effective Dec. 21, high school in-person learning may resume, some indoor entertainment venues may reopen, and non-contact outdoor sports and fitness classes are allowed. […]

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Attorney General Barr announces resignation

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: December 15, 2020


Following the announcement of U.S. Attorney General William Barr’s resignation Dec. 14, NAPO issued a statement thanking Barr for his strong support during his nearly two years in office. Please see the Dec. 15, 2020 Washington Report below for the complete statement.

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State health department extends COVID-19 pause through Dec. 20

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: December 7, 2020


By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) epidemic order which closes some businesses, some schools and requires work from home when possible, has been extended 12 days. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced the “Pause to Save Lives” three-week order will now expire at midnight Dec. 20. It was set […]

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Washington Report – Dec. 4, 2020

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: December 4, 2020


The President’s Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice released a draft report of its final recommendations on actions that can be taken to prevent, reduce, and control crime, increase respect for the law, and assist victims. The draft report will be a very useful resource for pushing our priorities in Congress and […]

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