Grand Traverse County MERC Ruling

State of Michigan employment relations commission (MERC) labor relations division ruling This MERC ruling was a landmark case in Michigan in a variety of ways. The Employer had voted to change employee premium sharing during the effective term of a collective bargaining agreement. The members will have monies reimbursed to them due to the outcome … Continued

POAM President’s Thoughts on Today’s Social Issue

President Tignanelli Shares Thoughts on Nike Social Issue Letter from the POAM President Tignanelli We lost our 36th law enforcement officer to a gun shot on the 16th. Even more than that have been injured, often during an ambush.  I’m not sure what caused people who used to stop or surrender to the command of … Continued

FirstNet Wireless Service Available for First Responders

FirstNet is Now Available on AT&T What is FirstNet? AT&T’s broadband LTE network is now offering FirstNet. FirstNet is an individual First Subscribers network to assist with public safety communication across the nation. It also provides high-quality service along with priority, preemption, and dedicated support to local First Responders who save lives and protect their communities. … Continued

POAM Attends State Capitol’s Annual Ceremony for September 11th

POAM Remembers 9/11 On Thursday, September 6, 2018, POAM Representatives attended the Michigan House of Representatives’ Annual September 11th Ceremony at The State Capitol. Hundreds of sheriffs, EMTs, police officers, lawmakers, and lobbyists from various Michigan departments were all in attendance to pay homage and remember the first responders and military members who lost their lives on … Continued

POAM Shares Law Enforcement News with Launch of Mobile App

REDFORD, Mich. – The Police Officers Association of Michigan (POAM), a full-service law enforcement labor organization, announces the launch of its mobile phone app for members and departments. POAM’s Mobile App meets the needs and demands of members by providing up-to-date news notifications and related events to iOS and Android devices. “This mobile phone app … Continued

Farmington POA’s Laff @ The Legion Fundraiser

Comedy Fundraiser for Farmington POA Sponsored by the Sons of the American Legion Squadron 346, the Farmington Police Officers Association is hosting a comedy fundraiser, Laff @ The Legion, featuring Bob Phillips and headliner Sal Demilio. Event Details Join the Farmington Police Officers Association for a night of laughs and great food. When: Saturday, September 29, 2018 beginning … Continued

Will You Work Past the Retirement Age of 65?

The Retirement Plan Advisors‘ Regional Director Mark Mitchell delivers an interesting discussion question about the possibility of working past the retirement age of 65, due to other generations stepping up in the workforce. Read the full article below. Will You Really Be Able to Work Longer? You may assume you will; that assumption could be a retirement … Continued

Oakland County’s 48th District Court Job Opening

Retired Police Officer Opening Oakland County’s 48th District Court is hiring a retired police officer for their Court Officer position in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Position Responsibilities The selected candidate will be responsible for: Maintaining integrity and security of court and its occupants. Making daily bank deposits. Transporting individuals from courtrooms to lock up facility. Conducting … Continued

Job Opening at Lawrence Tech University

LTU’s Armed Campus Safety Officer Opening Lawrence Technological University is hiring an Armed Campus Safety Officer in Southfield, Michigan. Position Details Lawrence Technological University is one of the foremost private technological universities in the entire country by U.S. News and World Report. They are looking to add to their Campus Safety team. Prior experience as … Continued

Are Police Body Cameras Hackable?

Police Body Cameras Can Be Hacked to Doctor Footage In today’s society, the need for police officers to wear body cameras is crucial for the safety of all individuals they serve. WIRED shares an interesting and thought-provoking article about five police body cameras models that are easily hackable and presents a risk to law enforcement. AS THEY … Continued

Police Officers’ Workers’ Compensation Rights

Police Officers’ Workers’ Compensation Rights POAM shares a training article about Workers’ Compensation Rights to inform police officers and other public safety employees of their rights under the Michigan Workers’ Disability Compensation Act. This articles covers general information and answers common questions. Questions? Please contact: Charles W. Palmer, P.C. 140 Elm Street Wyandotte, MI 48192 … Continued

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