POAM’s Police Officer of the Year Nominations

Day in and day out, Police Officers have to face some of the worst situations any human could experience. …


High-Ranking Downriver Official has POAM License Plate Revoked!

Years ago, POAM President Jim Tignanelli contacted Michigan’s Secretary of State asking that special documents from POAM accompany any …


Senate Bill 679 | POAM Podcast

Ed Jacques, Kenneth Grabowski, and Bryan Earle discuss Senate Bill 679, its current state, and the importance of your support for it.

POAM Secures Legislation Granting Act 312 Privileges for County Correction Officers

POAM is pleased to announce that Senate Bill No. 679 has been introduced, granting Act 312 privileges to county …

Train and Educate

Oakland Police Academy Winter/Spring Training Schedule

If you or someone you know is interested in additional training from the Oakland Police Academy on specific scenarios, …


Legal Video Resources

POAM is committed to providing the resources necessary to support the continuous education of police officers. In doing so, …


Critical Incident Protocol

In this edition of the Police Officers Association of Michigan’s podcast, Douglas Gutscher explains critical incident protocol in order &hellip…

Legal Advice and Opinion for POAM Members

Garrity Right: Procedure to Follow to Properly Assert The Right

POAM General Counsel Frank Guido has detailed the step-by-step procedure for members to assert their garrity right, re-emphasizing that "compulsion" m…

Kent County Courthouse Employees: Click Here for the Latest Information

POAM News Kent County Courthouse Employees: Click Here for the Latest Information

Headings in red indicate the most recent and/or important documents.Information …

POAM Extended Legal Representation

A Fresh Look at 12-Hour Shifts and How It Affects Workers

By Ed Jacques, LEJ Editor In the late 1950's and early 1960's, an unusual employee-driven process took root in Ameri…

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