POAM Presidents Shares Note about SPC E04 Michael Tuttle

Thank you for your service, SPC E04 Michael Tuttle President Tignanelli shares a touching message to POAM members about their impacts on others during this holiday season. Just a quick note to let our friends and members of the POAM know what their generosity helped to accomplish today. SPC E04 Michael Tuttle died suddenly last week … Continued

Call to Action Update from Lame Duck

POAM Membership Update POAM Lame-Duck Update; CALL TO ACTION – 12/7/2018 Thank you to all the POAM members who have contacted their Senator and Representative this week. Your engagement is working! Senate Bill 1209 which would increase your health care premiums by allowing municipalities to pool retiree health care costs with active employees was voted … Continued

Should Retirees Maintain Good Credit Scores?

Why Retirees Need Good Credit Scores Careers and businesses end, but the need to borrow remains We spend much of our adult lives working, borrowing, and buying. A good credit score is our ally along the way. It retains its importance when we retire. RETIREES SHOULD DO EVERYTHING THEY CAN TO MAINTAIN THEIR CREDIT RATING. … Continued

First Week of Lame Duck Update

Lame Duck Update – 11/30/18 The Michigan Legislature has completed its first week of “lame-duck.” POAM and our lobbyist have been actively engaged with legislators and fighting for you on issues that impact law enforcement. Several bills have been introduced that that make changes to OPEB benefits or impact POAM members. Senate Bill 1178 – … Continued

POAM Meets Michigan Delegation in Washington, D.C.

POAM Trip to D.C. POAM meets with Michigan delegation of newly elected 116th Congress.  One week after the election, President Jim Tignanelli, Legislative Director Kenneth E. Grabowski, and Executive Board Member Dan Kuhn traveled to our nation’s capital to discuss multiple issues of concern to the law enforcement community.  We spoke directly with US Senators Gary … Continued

Fiscal Year 2018 Assistance to Firefighters Grants

Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) Grant Program The Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) Grant Program is an important component of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s larger, coordinated effort to strengthen the Nation’s overall level of preparedness and ability to respond to fire and related hazards. Purpose The purpose of the Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) … Continued

Annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Night at LCA

Celebrate Law Enforcement Appreciation Night with the Detroit Red Wings Hockey Fans, Join the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund in the “Motor City” as the Detroit Red Wings roll out the Red and Blue carpet and take on the Tampa Bay Lightning for the annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Night at Little Caesars Arena on … Continued

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PA 202 Updates and Upcoming Lame Duck Sessions

PA 202 & Lame Duck Sessions Dear POAM Members, Last December (2017), many of you joined us on the State Capitol lawn urging the legislature to keep its promises. You have worked hard for your pension and health care benefits and those promises must be kept by legislative leaders. Because of your calls, e-mails, and … Continued

Message from Tom Leonard Ahead of Election Day

Message from Tom Leonard POAM Members, Your support has meant the world to me during this campaign. I can never thank you enough for the endorsement from POAM, but I have also appreciated the personal experiences, the helpful suggestions and the ideas you all have shared as I have traveled around the state. As most … Continued

Important 2018 Election Statement

Michigan Republican Party Wrongfully Identifies POAM Endorsements As Michigan’s largest police union, POAM has over 12,000 members. We are deliberate and selective about the candidates we endorse, which is why POAM is the most sought-after law enforcement endorsement by candidates. It has come to our attention that the Michigan Republican Party sent mailers in 3 … Continued

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