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Detroit Red Wings and Law Enforcement Team Up for the Final Law Enforcement Appreciation Night at Joe Louis Arena {0}

Detroit Red Wings and Law Enforcement Team Up for the Final Law Enforcement Appreciation Night at Joe Louis Arena

Detroit Red Wings v. Los Angeles Kings, Joe Louis Arena, on Thursday, December 15, 2016

WASHINGTON DC—The Detroit Red Wings have joined the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund to host their final Law Enforcement Appreciation Night at Joe Louis Arena on Thursday, December 15, 2016, at 7:30 pm. For the sixth year in a row, this special night will honor the service and sacrifice of law enforcement officers, correctional officers, their families and the communities they serve while raising awareness and funds for the National Law Enforcement Museum, currently under construction in Washington, DC, and scheduled to open in 2018.

The game’s opening ceremony will be dedicated to honoring Michigan officers killed in the line of duty this year, including Wayne State University Police Department Officer Collin Rose, Berrien County (MI) Sheriff’s Department Court Security Officer Ronald Kienzle, Berrien County (MI) Sheriff’s Department Court Security Supervisor Joe Zangaro, Detroit (MI) Police Department Sergeant Kenneth Steil and Officer Myron Jarrett.

The Macomb County (MI) Sheriff’s Department Honor Guard will present the colors for the National Anthem during the evening’s opening ceremony.

“We’re excited to welcome more than 1,100 police officers and their families from throughout the state of Michigan to the Red Wings game on Thursday to thank them for their service,” said Rick Fenton, Vice President of Corporate Security for Ilitch Holdings, Inc. “With proceeds benefitting the [National] Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, we look forward to raising money and paying respect to officers who continue to put their lives on the line to protect our communities.”

During the game, the Detroit Red Wings coaching staff will be supporting law enforcement by wearing special-edition National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund lapel pins.

“This is a memorable night as we honor Michigan law enforcement officers at ‘The Joe,’” said Craig W. Floyd, President & CEO of the Memorial Fund. “Many years of great hockey games have taken place on the ice at the JOE, including six law enforcement appreciation events. We look forward to our continued partnership with the Detroit Red Wings and are excited to honor law enforcement in the new Little Caesars Arena next year.”

The Detroit Red Wings are offering a special all-inclusive Law Enforcement Appreciation Night package starting at just $47 for the general public, law enforcement officers and their families. The package

includes a ticket to the game and a Detroit Red Wings Farewell Law Enforcement Patch. Additionally, the Detroit Red Wings will donate $10 from each ticket sold directly to the Memorial Fund in support of the National Law Enforcement Museum.

To learn more information and to purchase the limited ticket packages, visit www.detroitredwings.com/law or contact Jamie Clark at (313) 394-7138 or Jamie.Clark@hockeytown.com.

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About the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund

Established in 1984, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund is a private non-profit organization dedicated to telling the story of American law enforcement and making it safer for those who serve. The Memorial Fund maintains the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC, which contains the names of 20,789 officers who have died in the line of duty throughout U.S. history. The Memorial Fund is now building the National Law Enforcement Museum, which will tell the story of American law enforcement through high-tech, interactive exhibitions, historical artifacts and extensive educational programming. For more information, visit www.LawMemorial.org.

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PASSING OF RETIRED POLICE OFFICER THEO TED SMITH FORMERLY ASSIGNED TO THE TENTH PRECINCT, BROTHER OF RETIRED POLICE OFFICER VELMA TUTT
Passing and arrangements for Retired Police Officer Theo Ted Smith, formerly assigned to the 10th Precinct, Brother of Retired Officer Velma Tutt. The DPLSA has Velma and the family in our thoughts and prayers and we ask that you keep them in your thoughts and prayers as well during the difficult days ahead, thank you!
Arrangements are as follows:
Visitation will be held from Thursday, November 10, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Swanson Funeral Home located at 14751 W. McNichols, Detroit, MI 48235
Telephone: 313-272-9000
The Family Hour will be from Friday, November 11, 2016 10:00 a.m.
Services will be conducted on Friday, November 11, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.
Location: Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, 4741 Iroquois, Detroit, MI 48214
Telephone: 313-924-6090
Interment: Elmwood Cemetery 1200 Elmwood, Detroit, MI 48207
Telephone: 313-567-3453

 

No COPS TRUST Health Care Option for City of Detroit Public Safety for 2017 {0}

DPLSA Members,
 
There will be NO COPS Trust option offered during the 2017 Open Enrollment. During the October Cops Trust Board of Directors Meeting the Detroit Public Safety Entities the DPLSA, DPOA, DFFA and the DPCOA all voted for 2017 Health Care rates to be offered by COPS Trust. At the conclusion of the Board Meeting we were out voted by other members of the COPS Trust Board citing “Adverse Selection” meaning excessive usage by members who have chronic and pre-existing medical conditions. During the same meeting Cops Trust stated that for the Detroit group that every one dollar they were receiving COPS Trust was spending $5.40.
 
If a member opted for the 2016 Cops Trust Plan by law Cops Trust must offer the member a rate but expect the rate to be extremely high! Cops Trust was supposed to inform the Board of Directors of the rates and the plan to be offered to the members who are currently in COPS Trust but to this date we still have not received the information.
 
We also have not received the information, plan nor rates for a 2017 VSP Vision Plan that was offered by U.S Health and Life after making inquires, we will keep you informed!
 
We are working to receive the rates and plan from COPS Trust so that they will be forwarded to you immediately! Please review the previous information forwarded regarding the 2017 Open Enrollment.

2017 DPLSA Health Care Open Enrollment {0}

Open enrollment begins on November 1, 2016 and will close on November 15, 2016. All changes are effective January 1, 2017. Please click here to view the 2017 open enrollment guide. Please also review the following important notes: 

    • During the enrollment period, you will be able to review your current plans, select/change your benefit plan options, add or remove dependents, or report other changes affecting your coverage. Active Employees married to a City of Detroit Retiree are now eligible to enroll their spouse for health care coverage effective January 1, 2017. Documentation is required.

 

    • If you have a dependent who is totally and permanently disabled, you will be required to resubmit documentation during this open enrollment period (Form No. PA 275). If you do not submit this documentation, your dependent will be removed from coverage.

 

    • If you have a dependent who is a full time student age 19 or older who is enrolled in dental or life insurance, you must resubmit proof of full time student status. IF you do not submit this documentation, your dependent will be removed from coverage.

 

    • There is no vision enrollment for 2017. If you did not select vision coverage during open enrollment for the 2016 plan year, you will need to wait until open enrollment for the 2018 plan year to enroll or make a change.

 

    • Dependents with missing or invalid Social Security Numbers (SSN) will be removed from coverage. Please log-in to review your dependents information to ensure it is accurate and complete.

 

  • Please review and update your life insurance beneficiary during the open enrollment period.

2017 City of Detroit Health Care Open Enrollment {0}

Tomorrow, Tuesday, November 1, 2016, starts the City of Detroit Health Care Open Enrollment process! Without delay please read the documents over in their entirety along with have a discussion with your family if necessary so that you make the best selection for you and your family!
The Enrollment process ends Tuesday, November 15, 2016!
Do not wait until last minute to examine the materials or make your election! If you have any questions please call 1 855 224 6200, thank you!
DPLSA Executive Board
City of Detroit Open Enrollment Begins tomorrow November 1, 2016
All employees should log on to the online system (www.mydetroitbenefits.com) to complete the enrollment process. Even if you believe that there no changes required, all employees should visit this site during this period to enroll/maintain your coverage for the 2017 plan year.
If you wish to make changes to your medical, dental, life insurance or flexible spending plans, now is the time. The open enrollment period for the 2017 plan year begins on Tuesday, November 1 and will continue through Tuesday, November 15, 2016.
If you do not have access to a computer
You may also call toll-free 855-224-6200 during the open enrollment period (November 1 through November 15) to complete your enrollment over the phone with the Benefits Administration Customer Service representative. Note that call volumes are heavy during the open enrollment period and you may be asked to leave a message. YOUR CALL WILL BE RETURNED.
Open Enrollment Documentation Attached
For your convenience, the open enrollment documentation has been attached for you to review. This information can also be obtained by visiting the online system at www.mydetroitbenefits.com. The package includes the 2017 City of Detroit Health Care Plan Options booklet (also attached to this e-mail) which provides eligibility requirements and summaries of the health care plans in a format that permits easy comparison; the contribution for medical, dental, life and flexible spending plans which provides the new contribution amounts that employees will be required to pay effective January 1, 2017. (Note: There are separate forms for the City’s medical Opt-Out Program. This form is not included in your package. If wish to enroll in the City’s Opt-Out Program, please download the form from the online system.
Open Enrollment Package to be Mailed to Your Home
An employee open enrollment package has also been mailed to your home address on file. PLEASE DO NOT WAIT UNTIL YOU RECEIVE THIS PACKAGE TO MAKE YOUR 2017 PLAN ELECTIONS.
REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE HEALTH CARE VENDORS WILL BE VISITING SELECTED WORK LOCATIONS – SEE ATTACHED SCHEDULE
Representatives from the City offered medical, dental, life and flexible spending plans will be visiting a number of work locations throughout the City to provide additional information and respond to your specific questions regarding the available benefits. Please see the attached schedule for dates, times and locations. Your supervisor’s approval is required to attend health care presentations during working hours.
Remember, all employees should log on to the online system (www.mydetroitbenefits.com) during the open enrollment period to complete the enrollment process and confirm that your coverage’s for the 2017 plan year meet the health insurance needs of you and your dependents.
Note: Managers/Supervisors/Department Heads: Please print and post the attachments for those employees who do not have access to a computer and/or GroupWise.
Please do not reply to this message.
IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS
Call the Benefits Administration Service Center at 855-224-6200.
City of Detroit Benefit Administration Office

 

REMINDER TO ENROLL IN YOUR FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNT DURING THE 2017 ANNUAL OPEN ENROLLMENT {0}

REMINDER TO ENROLL IN YOUR FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNT DURING THE 2017 ANNUAL OPEN ENROLLMENT

 
City of Detroit Employee,
 
With the 2017 Annual Open Enrollment almost upon us, the Benefits Department wanted to send you out an email because you have been identified as an employee that has been enrolled in one of our 2016 Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) (Medical or Dependent Care).  This email is just to remind you that enrollment in the Flexible Spending Accounts do not automatically rollover to the next plan year, you will have to elect to participate in the FSA for the 2017 plan year.   Think about what medical or dependent care expenditures you may have coming up in 2017, so you can make an informed decision on the amount you would like to contribute in your 2017 Flexible Spending Account.
 
Remember, if you have funds remaining in your FSA you have until March 15, 2017 to use those 2016 contributions.
 
 
 
Thank you for your participation,
 
Benefits Administration

2016 – DETROIT POLICE LIEUTENANTS AND SERGEANTS ASSOCIATION GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS WEDNESDAY, December 21, 2016 {0}

2016 – DETROIT POLICE LIEUTENANTS AND SERGEANTS ASSOCIATION

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS

WEDNESDAY, December 21, 2016

ALL Meetings doors open at 4:00 p.m.

Meetings start at 5:00 p.m.

Dinner after meeting

Meetings are being held at the American Serbian Hall located at

19940 Van Dyke, Detroit MI, 48234 at Outer Drive, (313)366-9668

 

Mark Young, Sergeant
President
Detroit Police Lieutenants and Sergeants Association
28 W. Adams, Suite 700
Detroit, Michigan 48226

Arrangements for Sergeant Kevin Dwayne Miller, assigned to 11th Precinct, End of Watch, Wednesday, June 29, 2016 {0}

Arrangements for Detroit Police Sergeant Kevin D. Miller

Visitation:
JUL 6. 04:00 PM – 08:00 PM
O. H. Pye, III Funeral Home
17600 Plymouth Road
Detroit, MI, US, 48227

Family Hour
JUL 7. 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Greater Grace Temple
23500 W. 7 Mile Road
Detroit, MI, US, 48219

Service
JUL 7. 11:00 AM
Greater Grace Temple
23500 W. 7 Mile Road
Detroit, MI, US, 48219

12th Precinct ANTI – CRIME WALK. Rally begins at 10 am, Citgo Gas Station, 10840 Fenkell, Detroit MI

12th Precinct ANTI – CRIME WALK. Rally begins at 10 am, Citgo Gas Station, 10840 Fenkell, Detroit MI {0}

Save the date Saturday, June 18, 2016, 12th Precinct ANTI – CRIME WALK. Rally begins at 10 am, Citgo Gas Station, 10840 Fenkell, Detroit MI. All Welcome to attend and support! Free Refreshments!
 
Please pass the word along with coming out and support!

COFFEE AND CAKE FOR RETIRING SERGEANT MARVIN C. JONES, ASSIGNED TO SEX CRIMES {0}

COFFEE AND CAKE FOR RETIRING SERGEANT MARVIN C.  JONES, ASSIGNED TO SEX CRIMES

The Detroit Public Safety Headquarters (DPSHQ) is hosting a Coffee and Cake Reception for retiring Sergeant Marvin C. Jones, Commanding Officer of Sex Crimes on Friday, June 10, 2016 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Sergeant Jones is retiring after twenty seven (27) years of dedicated service.  Please join us at the DPSHQ, located at 1301 Third, 3rd Floor, Michigan Room, Detroit, Michigan 48226, in celebrating his accomplishments  and contributions and long standing distinguished service to the Detroit Police Department and to the citizens of the City of Detroit.