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Save the Date: Renowned speaker Will Aitchison to headline 2021 POLC/GELC Conference

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: February 12, 2021


You won’t want to miss the nationally acclaimed public safety/public employee speaker featured during the 2021 Annual POLC/GELC Meeting & Labor Seminar, scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 15 to Friday, Sept. 17 at a new venue. Law enforcement and public employee advocate and author Will Aitchison will be returning as the keynote speaker. Aitchison, who leads […]

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LEEP Award grad welcomed back to Lapeer

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: February 4, 2021


By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor Law Enforcement Regional Training Academy (LERTA) graduate Chris Keller is returning to his roots in a sense, but not before making his mark as a standout cadet. Keller was recognized for his achievements receiving an $800 Law Enforcement Education Program (LEEP) Award. The 22-year-old led the class with a 95.93% […]

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LEEP Award recipient has prepared for law enforcement since high school

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: January 28, 2021


By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor A high school government civics project turned into a budding career for Macomb Police Academy graduate Alexis Perry. “I went on a few ride alongs in high school as a community service observation and I fell in love with it and knew that I wanted to do it as a […]

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Pandemic is no obstacle for Oakland Police Academy LEEP Award recipient

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: January 22, 2021


By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor The pandemic was just another hurdle to overcome for Oakland Police Academy graduate Jeffrey Simon. Simon was awarded a Law Enforcement Education Program (LEEP) Award for his achievements in every aspect of the academy. “Jeffrey stood out for the LEEP Award because of his overall academy performance,” said Oakland Police […]

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Former Marine makes her mark at academy

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: January 15, 2021


By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor Jillian Booker graduated Wayne County Regional Police Training Academy (WCRPTA) with a number of awards, including the Law Enforcement Education Program (LEEP) Award. The Annapolis Naval Academy graduate, who served six years in the Marine Corps, received the LEEP Award along with: WCRPTA’s Iron Woman Award for being the top […]

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Macomb Police Academy LEEP Award winner has military, corrections experience

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: October 29, 2020


By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor Kyle Cobus’s military, corrections and security background has prepared him well for a career in law enforcement. He completed the final step Aug. 7 graduating from Macomb Police Academy. The 26-year-old earned the respect of his commanding officers and fellow cadets who chose him for the Law Enforcement Education Program […]

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Thank you to our First Responders for your service, sacrifice during pandemic

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: October 28, 2020


The POLC and GELC would like to express our sincere appreciation to first responders on National First Responders Day, Oct. 28, 2020. Your service should be recognized every year, but especially in 2020 during the pandemic when all first responders have to make extreme sacrifices to protect and serve the residents of Michigan. We extend […]

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LEEP Award recipient recognized for excelling at police academy

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: October 14, 2020


By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor Kayla Norgan was rewarded for her dedication and work ethic as a Wayne County Regional Police Training Academy (WCRPTA) graduate. She received a Law Enforcement Education Program Award (LEEP) and two academy scholarships. “She excelled at all aspects of the academy. She worked extremely hard,” said WCRPTA Director Anthony Mencotti. […]

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LEEP Award recipient hired by Livonia PD right after police academy graduation

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: September 11, 2020


By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor Law Enforcement Education Program (LEEP) Award recipient Hunter Miller graduated in the top of his class, so it’s no surprise a job was waiting for him. Miller, a June graduate of Law Enforcement Regional Training Academy (LERTA) at Mott Community College, was presented a conditional offer in March and hired […]

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LEEP Award winner helps lead Oakland Academy cadets through pandemic

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: September 1, 2020


By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor Serkoat Kokoiy helped fellow cadets advance through Oakland Police Academy as COVID-19 emergency response stalled and radically altered the program. “Given the global pandemic that impacted so much of the academy operations, he became a crucial part of our success,” said Oakland Police Academy Director David Ceci. “Serkoat was a […]

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