On March 10, 2010, POAM Executive Board Member and Monroe County Deputy Sheriff’s Association President Dave LaMontaine testified in front of a House Sub Committee against Governor Granholm’s eliminating 2.2 million dollars from secondary road patrols and diverting the monies to the State Police. POAM was the only police union to testify on the subject, and were assisted by Deputy Sheriff’s Association of Michigan (DSAM) Executive Director Larry Orlowski.

On March 17, 2010 the Sub Committee recommended that the current funding for road patrol stay in place and the State Police revenue come from an additional $5.00 assessment on traffic violations. POAM will continue to protect our County road patrols from future pilfering.