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Membership Services, Christopher Watts

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A POLC/GELC Labor Representative since 2016, Chris has successfully negotiated contracts for decades throughout his public safety career. As POLC/GELC Membership Services Representative, he recruits new units to join the Unions, assists with labor seminars, assists other labor representatives, organizes events and attends legislative meetings, including Michigan Association of Police Organizations (MAPO) meetings. Chris served 20 years as a Mt. Morris Township Police Officer, the last six years as Union Steward and President. He also negotiated contracts as Chief Business Development Officer for STAT EMS. A career-long member of the POLC, he served as a Flushing Township Patrol Officer and New Lothrop Village Patrol Officer. He was honorably discharged as a U.S. Air Force Staff Sergeant. Chris received multiple letters of commendation and meritorious service awards; was named Mt. Morris Township Officer of the Year; and received a Community Advocacy Award for initiating public safety programs. He was a founding member of Mid-Michigan Police Canine Association and received several citations for apprehensions as a Mt. Morris K9 Officer. Additionally, he served as a MCOLES Training Officer, School Resource Officer, firearms instructor and armorer, and Field Training Officer.