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2017 Detroit Police Lieutenants and Sergeants Association General Membership Meeting Schedule {0}

2017 – DETROIT POLICE LIEUTENANTS AND SERGEANTS ASSOCIATION

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15, 2017

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21, 2017

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2017

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2017

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

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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.

COFFEE AND CAKE RECEPTION FOR RETIRING POLICE OFFICER TRENT BROWN ASSIGNED TO THE SPECIAL RESPONSE TEAM {0}

COFFEE AND CAKE RECEPTION FOR RETIRING POLICE OFFICER TRENT BROWN ASSIGNED TO THE SPECIAL RESPONSE TEAM

The Special Response Team is hosting a Coffee and Cake Reception for retiring Police Officer Trent Brown, assigned to the Special Response Team, on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Officer Brown will be retiring after twenty-two (22) years of dedicated service. Please join us at the Training Center, located at 6050 Linwood, in celebrating his accomplishments and contributions to the Detroit Police Department and the City of Detroit.

An awesome individual, thanks Trent for everything!

Detroit Police Department’s Appointment and Promotional Ceremony {0}

DETROIT POLICE DEPARTMENT’S APPOINTMENT AND PROMOTIONAL CEREMONY
The Detroit Police Department’s Ceremony for Appointments and Promotions will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, December 16, 2016, at Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church, located at 2080 W. Grand Boulevard, Detroit, Michigan 48208.
THE RANK OF CAPTAIN
Miles, Octaveious Tucker, Joe, Jr
THE RANK OF LIEUTENANT
Lewis, Brandon D.
Potts,LaShanna M.
Phillips, Howard
Kennedy, John F.
Jackson, Rodney D.
Severly, Ian
Lalone, Robert M.
Purifoy, Lena M.
Duncan, Willie F.
Hughes Cregg D.
THE RANK OF SERGEANT
Pasharikovski, John
Williams, Elaine E.
Moore, Nzinga
Bell, Michele D.
Hughes, Raymond D.
Brown, Darchell C.
Ways, Marcus R.
Holeman Michael M.
Williams, Shanelle C.
Dunning, Shaun
Thirlkill, Marcus M.
Russell, Dana
Butler, Kenneth E.
Bolden, Matthew L.
Snyder, Murch A.
Fulgenzi, Matthew L.
Davidson, Dominic J.
Covington, Donald R.
Frederick, Erica S
Gardner, Jon K.
THE RANK OF DETECTIVE
Davis, Tia
Jackson, Tony
Sargent, Aubrey
Beasley, Reginald
Jones, Eugene
Rietz, Mathew
Robert, Jeffrey
Croxton, Eric
Felix, Joshua
Forte, Renee
THE RANK OF CORPORAL
Fountain, Michael
THE RANK OF CHIEF RESERVE OFFICER
Linda Gruss
Congratulations to Police Officers Dalanda Rutledge, Nathaniel Weekley and James
Aude on their re-appointment to Police Detective.
Congratulations to all and continue to represent the Detroit Police Department in the highest traditions!

2016 City of Detroit Flex Spending unused contribution rollover {0}

Members,
 
The 2016 City of Detroit Flex Spending Account the 2016 unused contributions are rolled over until March 15, 2017 with all claims filed by March 31, 2017.
 
If a member elected to contribute to the Flex Spending Plan for 2017 and has unused 2016 contributions the 2016 unused contributions are used first.
 
You work hard for your money please mark your calenders to unsure you have no unused 2016 FSA contributions that are unaccounted for by March 15, 2017.
 
If you have any questions regarding the Navia Flex Spending Account please call 1-800 699-3539, FAX 1 866 535-9227 or the Navia website https://www.naviabenefits.com/.

Funeral and visitation arrangements for Wayne State Officer Collin Rose {0}

Funeral and visitation arrangements for Wayne State Officer Collin Rose. He will be laid to rest following two public visitations and one memorial.
Wednesday, November 30
Visitation at Ford Field from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Gathering at Kaul Funeral Home in St. Clair Shores from 7 p.m. – 9 -p.m.
Thursday, December 1
Visitation at St. Joan of Arc Church in St. Clair Shores from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Mass begins at 11 a.m.
Friday, December 2
Memorial Mass at St. Ann Catholic Church in Augusta, at 11 a.m.
The events are open to the public.

FIRST RESPONDERS NIGHT AT THE PALACE OF AUBURN HILLS {0}

FIRST RESPONDERS NIGHT AT THE PALACE OF AUBURN HILLS
The Detroit Pistons have partnered with the Detroit Police Lieutenants and Sergeants Association (DPLSA), the Detroit Police Officers Association (DPOA) and the Detroit Fire Fighters Association (DFFA) to celebrate and recognize the hard work of our local public safety workers.
Please join the Detroit Pistons for First Responders Night, at the Palace of Auburn Hills, on Tuesday, December 6, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. Come out to support our First Responders and watch the Pistons take on the Chicago Bulls from the birds-eye view of Fan Duel Club 300! Ticket price is $60.00, which includes food and beverages. Limited seating is available, so reserve your seats today. All are welcome. You do not have to be a First Responder to attend.
To purchase tickets or for further information, please contact the DPLSA office at (313) 961-5699. Tickets are also available at the DPLSA Office or by contacting Nicole Laidlaw at nlaidlaw@palacenet.com.
 

6TH ANNUAL LAW ENFORCEMENT APPRECIATION NIGHT {0}

6TH ANNUAL LAW ENFORCEMENT APPRECIATION NIGHT

The Detroit Red Wings and the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund present the 6th Annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Night as we honor all law enforcement officers from city, county, state and federal agencies at the Joe Louis Arena on Thursday, December 15, 2016.

The Detroit Red Wings have put together two incredible ticket packages that are open to all law enforcement personnel, corrections officers, sheriffs, non-sworn law enforcement employees, dispatchers, family, friends and anyone who respects and honors law enforcement and their service to our communities.

Tickets Packages are as follows:

Preferred – $67.00 – Upper Level, Rows 7-12

Regular – $47.00- Upper Level, Rows, 13-21

Each ticket order will receive a Farewell Season at the Joe.  Law Enforcement Appreciation patch and the first 500 purchasers will have the opportunity to take a post-game shot on net, following the game. Groups of 35 or larger will receive an autographed puck from the group leader!

This event will take place at the Joe Louis Arena on Thursday, December 15, 2016. The game will start at 7:30 p.m. against the Los Angeles Kings.

To purchase tickets, order online at www.DetroitRedWings.com/law Enter promo 

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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

Thank You To The Detroit Police Department {0}

THANK YOU TO THE DETROIT POLICE DEPARTMENT

On behalf of Commander Charles Mahone, myself and the entire Ninth Precinct, I would like to extend a huge thank you to all of the members of the Detroit Police Department during our time of loss of now, Captain Kenneth “Shark” Steil. The many thoughts, prayers, cards, food, equipment/vehicles and certainly manpower coverage. The assistance provided during the last week was instrumental in getting our Ninth Precinct Family through a very difficult time and funeral. Again, thank you to each and every member of this wonderful department, for all the support that was given and continues to be provided.

ERIC DECKER
Captain
Ninth Precinct

U. RENEE’ HALL
Deputy Chief
NPB-East

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

The DPLSA Leadership Award will be presented to the family of Lieutenant Kevin D. Miller by Chief James E. Craig during the Detroit Basic Recruit Class 2016 – D Graduation, Friday, September 30, 2016 at 10:30 am at Greater Grace Church located at 23500 W. 7 Mile, Detroit Michigan, 48219. {0}

The DPLSA Leadership Award will be presented to the family of Lieutenant Kevin D. Miller by Chief James E. Craig during the Detroit Basic Recruit Class 2016 – D Graduation, Friday, September 30, 2016 at 10:30 am at Greater Grace Church located at 23500 W. 7 Mile, Detroit Michigan, 48219.

Chief Craig will also be making a special presentation to the family and presenting the DPLSA Leadership Award during the same ceremony would allow all of Lieutenant Miller’s family, friends and colleagues to attend the recognition.

Kevin died on Wednesday, June 29, 2016. I encourage all that knew and loved Kevin to attend so that his family would see the appreciation of this awesome individual.

U of M Dearborn Scholarship {0}

Community Service Personnel Scholarship

The University of Michigan-Dearborn provides a scholarship valued at 20% of tuition and fees for public safety employees at partnering organizations.  The scholarship is available for degree-seeking students and can be used for undergraduate and graduate programs.


Current Participating Public Safety Organizations:

Allen Park Police Department

City of Dearborn Heights

Dearborn Police Department

Detroit Public Safety

Huron Township Police Department

Lathrup Village Public Safety

Macomb County Sheriff’s Deparment

Michigan Department of State
Police

Monroe County Sheriff’s Department

Novi Police Department

Oakland County Circuit Court

 

Oakland County Sheriff’s Office

City of Plymouth

Plymouth Township

Southfield Public Safety

Taylor Police  Department

The United States Department of Homeland Security,
Transportation Security Administration

Washtenaw County Circuit Court

Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office

Wayne County Sheriff’s Office

Wayne County Circuit Court

Woodhaven Police Department


Overview of the Process

  1. The employee applies for admission, and if criteria are met, is admitted.
  2. The employee, civilian or sworn, must follow the normal process and requirements of the respective public safety tuition support program.
  3. The employee, civilian or sworn, requests an employment verification letter from their Human Resources Department.
  4. The Human Resources Department must fax the letter to UM-Dearborn’s Financial Aid Office (Fax to 313-593-5313 to the attention of Sabrina Guyton).
  5. Upon receipt, the Office of Financial Aid will award the Community Service Personnel Scholarship by posting it to the student’s account.
  6. The student is responsible for paying tuition by the stated deadline for that semester.  The student should pay the full tuition amount minus 20%.

Notes

When the Community Service Personnel Scholarship is initially posted to the student’s award, an estimated dollar amount will be listed.  Typically, 10 days before the start of a semester, 20% of the tuition and fees will be automatically calculated and posted to the student’s account.  This value of the scholarship is based on 20% of tuition and fees for all courses enrolled.  The amount of the scholarship is subject to change based on any changes in class schedule or employment.

Contact Individuals

Kevin Lewtschanyn in Admissions & Orientation at klewt@umich.edu

Susan Cushnier in College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters at scushnie@umich.edu

Sabrina Guyton in Financial Aid at sguyton@umich.edu

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION & TRAINING’S BASIC RECRUIT CLASS 2016-D ALONG WITH THE AMERICAN RED CROSS PRESENTS A BLOOD DRIVE {0}

Members please support the blood drive the donated blood would help a lot of people but also help save the lives of one of our members or the lives of one of our family members!

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION & TRAINING’S BASIC RECRUIT CLASS 2016-D ALONG WITH THE AMERICAN RED CROSS PRESENTS A BLOOD DRIVE

On Thursday, September 1, 2016, Basic Recruit Class 2016-D, along with the American Red Cross will present a blood drive, at the Detroit Police Training Center, located at 6050 Linwood.

Come join Basic Recruit Class 2016-D, in their mission to aid local hospitals during the busy Labor Day weekend. Donations will take place between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.; we have a target goal of forty-five (45) donors. Please visit www.redcrossblood.org, to set- up an appointment time that is convenient for you.

Listed below is some beneficial information:

• The American Red Cross is the Largest Supplier of Blood to Detroit

Children’s Hospital;

• Red Blood Cells have a shelf life up to forty-two (42) Days;

• Platelets have a shelf life of five (5) Days;

• Plasma has a one (1) year Shelf life, if frozen;

• Every two (2) seconds someone needs Blood;

• More than 41,000, donations are needed every day;

• The average person has 10 -12 pints of blood in the body;

• It takes 8 -10 minutes to donate;

• One pint of blood saves three (3) lives; and

• People with Professional Tattoos can give blood; a Year’s wait is no

longer required.

We are looking forward to your participation, please have a balanced meal on the days leading up to your donation and drink plenty of water.

Please refrain from drinking alcoholic beverages the day prior to donation.

If you have any questions or concerns contact Sergeant Tarran Foster, of

Professional Education & Training at 313-596-2760.

DPLSA invites you to join us in the Detroit Labor Day Parade (Actives and Retirees). {0}

On Monday, September 5, 2016, the Detroit Police Lieutenants and Sergeants Association (DPLSA) will be marching in the Detroit Labor Day Parade. The DPLSA Executive Team would like to invite all DPLSA Members along with any members of the Detroit Police Department along with their family, friends or supporters to walk with our Association during the Parade to help celebrate and support Labor!

If you plan on attending the Parade the DPLSA will be staging with Division 4 at Michigan and Wabash. For more information please contact the DPLSA at (313) 961-5699. Please join us in celebrating and supporting Labor, thank you!

Mark Young

President

DPLSA

Staging for parade participants begins at 7 am

Step off time is 9:30 am

Michigan Avenue has 9 lanes: 4 eastbound, 4 westbound, and a turning lane. Marchers will line up in the 4 eastbound lanes and the turning lane. The far westbound lane must be

reserved for emergency (EMS) vehicles, while the remaining 3 westbound lanes will be for vehicles.

Vehicles will line up on streets nearest their staging area and feed into Michigan

Cochrane

Harrison

10th Street

11th Street

Rosa Parks Blvd. Vermont

Wabash

14th Street

Each union will be advised by a marshall when to step into the march route at Michigan & Trumbull and march east on

Michigan to Washington Blvd.

Parade participants will march south on Washington marching pass Cobo Hall, pass UAW Ford Program Center/151 West Jefferson, to the Labor Legacy Monument

All vehicles will turn right off of Washington onto Fort Street disbursing as needed.

14thStreet

Division 1

Division 2

Division 3

Division 4

MNA

Firefighters / Sergeants & Lieutenants

IAM / Seafarers

Other Unions

Constituency Groups

APALA—APRI—CBTU

CLUW-LCLAA—PAW

Faith-Based& Community Groups

Walkers line up on Michigan

Vehicles line up on Wabash & 14th Streets

Harrison

Trumbull

Vermont

Slow’s Bar-b-que

Mercury Bar

Wabash

14th Street

Rosa Parks Blvd.

10th Street

Cochrane

Important information that can help save the lives of law enforcement, please read and share! {0}

Important information that can help save the lives of law enforcement, please read and share!

The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) has issued a new research report entitled Deadly Calls and Fatal Encounters, a five-year study (2010-2014) analyzing 684 line-of-duty deaths to identify key indicators and early trends that can impact law enforcement officer safety. The purpose of this report is to identify situations that place officers at higher levels of risk and offer multiple recommendations to enhance officer safety. This project was supported by a cooperative agreement awarded by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS).

The analysis focused on cases that involved a dispatched call for service which required a police response and what information was made available to the responding officers. Researchers also examined cases involving self-initiated actions, and what, if any, commonalities were discovered that could be utilized as learning tools to prevent future deadly calls or fatal encounters.

Key Findings Include:

  • Calls related to domestic disputes and domestic-related incidents represented the highest number of fatal types of calls for service.
  • More than 20% of the officers responding to calls were killed by suspects with rifles.
  • A small but significant number (8%) of officers arriving first on the scene of a call took action by themselves, rather than coordinate with the backup officers they had requested or the additional units already en route.
  • Sixty-three percent of officers who were killed while engaged in self-initiated action were conducting a traffic stop for vehicle enforcement.
  • Fifty-three percent of fatal crashes were associated with urgent responses to Officer Needs Assistance calls or a radio request for emergency assistance from a fellow officer.

Recommendations in the Report Include:

  • Greater emphasis should be placed on the need for two officers to respond to calls for service and officers should wait for the secondary unit or the backup assistance they requested before acting.
  • Improve communications and information-sharing for officers on the street who are responding to calls for service. Call history, warrants, and arrest history for the location and any previously identified mental health issues should be readily available.
  • Conduct dispatcher and supervisory training to better coordinate responses to high priority calls such as Officer Needs Assistance, Robbery in Progress, and Shots Fired. Ensure that domestic violence cases are monitored closely and that dispatchers challenge officers for their welfare regularly when they are on the scene of a high priority call.
  • Consider training officers on passenger-side approaches during traffic stops to increase the officer’s tactical advantage and reduce the likelihood of being struck by a passing vehicle.
  • Given the increasing use of assault-style rifles against police, officers should incorporate the use of patrol rifles, body armor with hard armor plates, and ballistic helmets, which can be deployed during high threat responses.

“This report bears many important findings and recommendations that will help protect the men and women who serve in law enforcement. I hope that policy-makers, trainers and leaders find this information beneficial for continued development of procedures and tactics that will help improve the safety of America’s law enforcement officers,” said Memorial Fund President and CEO Craig W. Floyd.

A copy of the full report, “Deadly Call and Fatal Encounters: Analysis of U.S. law enforcement line-of-duty fatalities as officers responded to calls for service and engaged in self-initiated enforcement activity (2010-2014),” is available at www.LawMemorial.org/COPSReport.

TUITION REIMBURSEMENT INFORMATION – REMINDER {0}

TUITION REIMBURSEMENT INFORMATION – REMINDER

Pursuant to following contractual articles:

DPOA Article 39. Miscellaneous, Subsection L. Tuition Reimbursement
DPLSA Article 17. Miscellaneous Items, Subsection O. Tuition Reimbursement
DPCOA Article 27. Miscellaneous, Subsection H. Tuition Reimbursement

Members must meet eligibility requirements as defined in the labor agreement. Additionally, members must be full time and active at the time of payment.

Eligible members are allowed tuition reimbursement of a maximum of $2000 per fiscal year.

Course completion dates as defined by the college or university will determine the fiscal year in which courses are eligible for reimbursement.

Costs for tuition and registration fees are eligible for reimbursement. Course books, lab fees or other costs or fees are not eligible.

Any course taken in pursuit of a college degree as defined in the labor agreement is eligible, if the college or university is accredited by an accreditation agency that is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

To request tuition reimbursement, the member must complete a Tuition Reimbursement Application Form (9416-P), and submit to Police Personnel, 6th Floor DPSH, no later than 45 days subsequent to the course ending date.

An official transcript or grade report (which shows a grade of “C” or better, or “pass” for pass/fail courses), and proof of payment must be submitted with the reimbursement application. Form 9416-P is posted on the DPD intranet home page.

Police Personnel, in conjunction with Police Fiscal with process all eligible reimbursement applications.

 

 

Arrangements for Retired Investigator Tawnya King {0}

ARRANGEMENTS FOR RETIRED INVESTIGATOR TAWNYA KING
On Friday, August 5, 2016, the DPLSA sadly learned of the passing of Retired Investigator Tawnya King. The DPLSA has the entire King Family in our hearts, thoughts and prayers and we ask that you also 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 Friday, August 12, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at the James Cole Funeral Home, located at 16100 Schaefer Hwy, Detroit, Michigan 48235 Telephone: 313-835-3997
The Family Hour will be held on Saturday, August 13, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at James Cole Funeral Home, 16100 Schaefer Hwy, Detroit, MI 48235
Services will be conducted on Saturday, August 13, 2016 at 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at James Cole Funeral Home, 16100 Schaefer Hwy, Detroit, MI 48235

HUMAN RESOURCES BENEFITS ADMINISTRATION WELLNESS FAIR {0}

HUMAN RESOURCES BENEFITS ADMINISTRATION WELLNESS FAIR  

                                                                                    

 The City of Detroit Benefits Administration will host a Benefits Wellness Promotion First Health & Wellness Assessment Fair. The events will be held:

  • Wednesday, August 3, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center – Auditorium Atrium 13th Floor 2 Woodward, Detroit, MI 48226
  • Friday, August 5, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM  at Police/Fire Headquarters – Michigan Ballroom 1301 Third Avenue, Detroit, MI 48226

This is an opportunity for employees to gather information from a variety of health and wellness organizations that can have a positive impact on your lifestyle and well-being.

 

This one day events will include:

 

Blood Pressure Screening                                 Vision Screening

Cholesterol Consultation                                   Diabetes Consultation

Chair Massage                                                  Body Mass Index Measurement

Fitness Demonstrations                                     Hustle Demonstrations

 

All screenings and measurements will be conducted privately and results will be released only to you.  For more information email Benefits Administration at benefitswellnesspromotion@detroitmi.gov or call Linda Woodley at 313-224-9382 or Mia Cook at 313-224-4833

 

Please register for the event at http://benefitswellnesspromotion.eventbrite.com/

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