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POLC Executive Committee

Photo by Dave Millar, Photographic Impressions North                                                                                                                                                                      POLC/GELC Executive Committee members are: (from left) John Huizdos, Vice Chairman Brian McNair, Chairman Steve McInchak, Mike DeKam, Jennifer Flick, Scott Eager, Kyle Culbertson, Jeff Gormley and Collin Birnie.

The Police Officers Labor Council’s Executive Committee is the governing body of the organization. Members of the executive committee are elected by the delegate body at the annual meeting and conference held every August-September. There are nine (9) Executive Committee members. Elections for five (5) of the committee members are held during the odd numbered years, while four (4) committee members are held the even numbered years. Only full-time employees of a member organization are eligible to hold elective office.

Steve McInchak - Gibraltar Police Department – Chairman

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Steve McInchak has been with the Gibraltar Police Department since 2008. He has served as Vice President of his Association since 2010 and is former Secretary, Vice President and President of Lincoln Park Police Officers Association. Steve has been assigned to Downriver SWAT Team since 1997, and has been the Team Commander since 2009. He stays active as a NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Referee for the Big Ten and Hockey East. Steve has refereed two national championship games (2015 in Boston and 2016 in Tampa). The father of two boys has a degree in Applied Science – Criminal Justice from Schoolcraft College and in 2015 graduated from Siena Heights University with a Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice.

Brian McNair - Chesterfield Township Police Department - Vice Chairman

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Brian McNair has been with the POLC since 1999, serving as Hazel Park Police Officers Association Secretary; Chesterfield Police Command Officers Association Union Steward; and Chesterfield Police Officers Association President, Secretary and Vice President. A Macomb Police Academy graduate, he has a Bachelor’s of Leadership in Public Safety from Baker College, a Masters in Administration from Central Michigan University and graduated Eastern Michigan University Police Staff and Command School. The Chesterfield Township Police Lieutenant oversees daily operations of the department. He’s worked road patrol, traffic bureau, accident investigation and reconstruction, Evidence Technician, Community Relations Officer, FTO and CTO Supervisor and directed a patrol unit. He is a Criminal Justice Adjunct Professor at Baker College and Law Enforcement Adjunct Instructor at Macomb Community College Criminal Justice Training Center. McNair is married, and in his free time, can be found at his son’s karate or daughter’s gymnastics events.

Collin Birnie – Flint Police Department

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Collin Birnie is the local POLC President for Flint Captains and Lieutenants Association. A union member since 1996, he has also served as steward, secretary and treasurer of the Captains and Lieutenants Association. The Captain in charge of Special Operations and Identification Bureaus also performs additional duties including: Bomb Squad, Emergency Management, Dignitary Protection, Honor Guard and Firearms Instructor. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1988-1992. During his military service, he was assigned to Security Force Company and an Infantry Battalion. He also participated in Operation Desert Shield and Storm. He received an associate’s degree in Criminal Justice from Mott Community College. An avid outdoorsman, Birnie enjoys hunting and fishing.

Kyle Culbertson – Berrien County Sheriff's Department

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Kyle was elected POLC President of Berrien County Sheriff’s Department Deputies and Sergeants Association in 2016 and served as Vice President from 2014 to 2016. He has been a POLC member since 2011, when he was hired as a Berrien County Sheriff’s Deputy. Kyle was pursuing a degree in Criminal Justice at Lake Michigan College when he was hired as a Corrections Officer with Indiana State Prison. He worked in corrections from 2007-2011 and attended a corrections academy in Indiana and Kalamazoo Valley Community College Corrections Academy during his first year at Berrien County. In his free time, the married father of one enjoys riding his motorcycle, golfing and playing guitar.

Mike DeKam – Grand Rapids PD, Communications

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Mike began his career with the City of Grand Rapids, Police Department, Communication Unit in 1996. A member of the Executive Committee since 2009, Mike serves on the Public Relations/Publication Committee. He has a degree in political science from Michigan State University and a master’s degree in international relations from Troy State University. As vice president of his local for 14 years, DeKam is also a veteran of the U.S. Air Force where he served as a commissioned officer obtaining the rank of Captain before his honorable discharge. DeKam, who is married and has two children, is also licensed by the Federal Communications Commission as an amateur radio operator.

Scott Eager – Battle Creek Police Department

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Det. Scott Eager is Chairman of the local POLC Non-Supervisory Unit for Battle Creek Police and former Chief Steward. He has been with Battle Creek PD for 16 years, ten of which he has spent in the Special Investigations Unit. He was assigned to the Detective Bureau in 2002. Eager earned a Criminal Justice degree at Kalamazoo Valley Community College. He is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps Reserve. Eager is married with three sons. He enjoys hunting, fishing and watching sports in his free time.

Jeff Gormley - Bloomfield Hills Public Safety Department

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Jeff Gormley, who was promoted to Lieutenant in 2015, has served as the local POLC President and Lead Negotiator for Bloomfield Hills Command Unit since August 2012. Prior to that, he represented Bloomfield Hills POLC Officers from September 1998 to August 2012. He worked as a City of Mt. Pleasant Police Officer from July 1997 to September 1998 before joining Bloomfield Hills Public Safety Department. Gormley keeps active coaching his son’s soccer team and FIRST LEGO League, a robotic engineering team his son and daughter participate in. Gormley graduated from Lake Superior State University in 1997 with two Bachelor of Science degrees in Criminal Justice and Fire Science.

John Huizdos - Bloomfield Township Police Department

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A Bloomfield Township Police Officer for the past 23 years, John Huizdos has been a POLC member since his first day on the job in 1994. He’s served the union on the local board as Secretary, Treasurer and President since 2014. He was named 2016 Bloomfield Township Officer of the Year, an honor he also received in 2005. He has worked patrol, traffic, investigations, and Major Case Assistance Team (MCAT), a collaborative team involving several Oakland County law enforcement agencies, from 2012 to present. He received three awards for his work in homicide investigations, one for locating the driver in a hit and run. John obtained a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Wayne State University and graduated Macomb Police Academy. He has taken numerous law enforcement training courses. The married father of three enjoys traveling, spending time with his family, coaching his son’s baseball team and cooking in his free time.

Troy Taylor - Oak Park Department of Public Safety

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Troy Taylor has been a member of the POLC since 2002 and is the current President of the Oak Park Public Safety Command Association. He has been employed by the Oak Park Department of Public Safety since 1999 and is currently a Lieutenant in command of the Investigations Bureau. Troy has been or is a Special Response Team Commander, Field Training Commander, Firearms/Tactics Instructor and is currently the Team Commander for the OakTac Mobile Field Force, which covers all of Oakland County. Troy is a graduate of the University of Michigan-Dearborn, where he obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Behavioral Science, and the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command, Class #285. He also played Ice Hockey for U of M-Dearborn and was a two-time All-American. Troy is married with three wonderful children and in his limited free time can be found coaching hockey, cheering on his kids at their numerous sporting events or riding his dirt bike.