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Fall 2021 Journal features outstanding service, numerous contract settlements

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: October 21, 2021


POLC and GELC Labor Representatives helped several units successfully negotiate contracts in recent months, packing the Fall 2021 Journal with summaries of the latest settlement agreements. After a year hiatus, the POLC/GELC Annual Meeting & Labor Seminar brought members back to Traverse City this September for a getaway combining business and pleasure. Members voted in […]

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3 POLC-represented police departments awarded over $187,000 in grant funding

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: October 11, 2021


Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced that three POLC-represented police departments are among the 12 recipients of over $1 million in grant funding through the U.S. Department of Justice. Big Rapids Police Department was awarded $75,000; Brownstown Township Police Department received $74,335 and Houghton Police Department was awarded $37,903 in grant funds supporting law enforcement agencies seeking […]

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Summer Police Officers Journal 2021 arrives as pandemic wanes

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: June 17, 2021


As the pandemic slows and the state’s COVID-19 Emergency Orders are being lifted, it’s the perfect time to register for the POLC/GELC Annual Conference, scheduled for September. Last year’s conference, like many events, was canceled due to COVID-19. National Police Week 2021 featured several virtual events this May, but in-person events in Washington D.C. will […]

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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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