The Law Enforcement Journal

POAM Honors Loyalty

POAM bestowed its most coveted membership award on three of its dedicated and hard-working local union executive board members. POAM’s loyalty award is given out annually to local union official...

MCOLES Report – New Leadership at MCOLES

After a long vacancy in the office of Executive Director, the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) has selected a new leader. At its September 15, 2010 meeting in Garden City, the...

2010 Police Officers of the Year!

  ANTRIM COUNTY SGT. TRAVIS CHELLIS AND DEPUTY KAHL SMITH No one ever knows what a new year will bring, but two Antrim County Sheriff’s Department law enforcement officers didn’t have...




From the President’s Desk – Fall 2010

2010 has been a pivotal year, to say the least. Many of our members are fighting for the freedom of others on the opposite side of the world. Some have returned with injuries. All have returned with m...

Vice-President’s Viewpoint – Fall 2010

As in many articles, my goal is to get my fellow POAM members to think about important topics that relate to all of us in the law enforcement community, in hopes that the issues discussed, and my expe...

The Treasurer’s Ledger – Fall 2010

The vast majority of seats in Michigan state government are up for election in November, 2010, and because of term limits, many of the candidates that prevail in the election will be newcomers to Lans...

Memo from Member Services

Leelanau County Sheriff Michael Oltersdorf’s abuse of his position and the employees that work for him are legendary. His narcissistic personality earned him the dubious distinction as POAM&rsqu...

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