Events

COFFEE AND CAKE RECEPTION FOR RETIRING LIEUTENANT CHARLES CLARK, ASSIGNED TO THE SEVENTH PRECINCT {0}

COFFEE AND CAKE RECEPTION FOR RETIRING LIEUTENANT CHARLES CLARK, ASSIGNED TO THE SEVENTH PRECINCT

The Seventh Precinct is hosting a Coffee and Cake Reception for retiring Lieutenant Charles Clark, badge L-85, assigned to the Seventh Precinct Detectives Unit (PDU), on Friday, August 11, 2017, at 12:00 P.M. Lieutenant Clark is retiring after twenty-three (23) years of dedicated and honorable service.

Please join us at the Seventh Precinct, located at 3501 Chene, in celebrating his accomplishments and contributions to the Detroit
Police Department and City of Detroit.

Cleary University offering Members of the Detroit Police Department Educational Incentives under Courage and Public Service Tuition Program

Cleary University offering Members of the Detroit Police Department Educational Incentives under Courage and Public Service Tuition Program {0}

Cleary University offering Members of the Detroit Police Department Educational Incentives under Courage and Public Service Tuition Program.

Please review attached flyers!

Detroit Police Department’s Field Day, Saturday, August 12, 2017, from 7 am to 6 pm.

Detroit Police Department’s Field Day, Saturday, August 12, 2017, from 7 am to 6 pm. {0}

Please come out and support your friends and colleagues at the Detroit Police Department’s Field Day, Saturday, August 12, 2017, from 7 am to 6 pm.
The Field Day is held at Martin Luther King High School located at 3200 E. Lafayette St, Detroit Michigan, 48207.
DPD Field Day is an awesome event and is open to the public and the event is free.
7th Annual Cops on a Run, Charity Motorcycle Run

7th Annual Cops on a Run, Charity Motorcycle Run {0}

7th Annual Cops on a Run, Charity Motorcycle Run
Fraternal Order of Police Lodge # 130 Presents the 7th Annual Cops on a Run, Charity Motorcycle Run to benefit Michigan Law Enforcement Memorial Fund
Saturday, June 17, 2017
$30 Rider, $30 Passenger, $10 After Party Only
All Motorcycles Welcome!
For more information see attachment or call (313) 930-3853 or go to www.copsonarun.com
Help support a worthy cause!
Pass the Word!
Team Frank Gregory Memorial Bicycle Ride, Sunday, June 11, 2017, 11 am at the 12th Precinct, 1441 W. 7 Mile Rd, Detroit Michigan

Team Frank Gregory Memorial Bicycle Ride, Sunday, June 11, 2017, 11 am at the 12th Precinct, 1441 W. 7 Mile Rd, Detroit Michigan {0}

Team Frank Gregory Memorial Bicycle Ride, Sunday, June 11, 2017, 11 am at the 12th Precinct, 1441 W. 7 Mile Rd, Detroit Michigan
11 am to 1 pm
For more information call P.O. K. Price (313) 282-5796 or Sergeant Borkowski
Rent a Bike, Borrow a Bike, Buy a Bike but please come out and support one of our own!

 

 

 

 

PSOB Victory! {0}

NAPO Victory! Congress Passes PSOB Improvement Act Today, in a major victory for NAPO and public safety officers across the country, Congress unanimously passed the Public Safety Officers’ Benefits (PSOB) Improvement Act (S. 419), a bipartisan bill sponsored by Senators Charles Grassley (R-IA) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY). This Act will tackle the issues of transparency and the timeliness of case determinations within the PSOB program, and protect the ability of survivors, disabled officers and their families to get the benefits they so rightly deserve. Importantly, this Act will return the PSOB Program to a presumptive benefit and restore the “substantial weight” standard that requires PSOB to give substantial weight to the findings of federal, state, and local agencies as to the cause of the public safety officer’s death or disability. It will ensure that children of fallen or disabled public safety officers will still be eligible for education benefits if an adjudication delay causes them to age out of benefit eligibility before their claim is approved. It will increase transparency through weekly and quarterly public reports on the status of claims. The PSOB Improvement Act will significantly improve the PSOB Program and address several concerns NAPO has had with the program since the last major rulemaking in 2006 that implemented, among other changes, the Hometown Heroes Survivors Benefits Act of 2003. NAPO worked closely with Senators Grassley and Gillibrand on the development of this legislation after the Senate Judiciary Committee held an oversight hearing on the program in May of 2015 and after a scathing Justice Department Office of Inspector General Report in July of 2015. Both the hearing and the Inspector General report revealed that the PSOB Program had no accountability or transparency and there were extreme inefficiencies in the processing of claims, leading to a backlog of over 1,000 cases. This bill passed the Senate at the end of last Congress, but we ran out of time before we were able to move it through the House. After years of frustration with the PSOB Program, we are glad to see the enactment of this important legislation, which is a triumph for NAPO and rank-and-file officers across the nation. It is a priority for NAPO that we ensure the PSOB Program is processing and deciding claims in a timely manner and that the process is transparent and straightforward for those who have lost their loved ones or have become seriously disabled in the line of duty. The passage of the PSOB Improvement Act is a major step in the right direction and we will continue to work as part of the PSOB stakeholder community to hold the Program accountable. NAPO thanks Senators Grassley and Gillibrand for being our champions on this important issue.

Detroit Police Department Appointment Ceremony {0}

DETROIT POLICE DEPARTMENT’S APPOINTMENT CEREMONY
The Detroit Police Department’s Appointment Ceremony will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, May 19, 2017, at Detroit Public Safety Headquarters (Michigan Room), located at 1301 Third Street, Detroit, Michigan 48226.
All Newly appointed Corporals and Neighborhood Police Officers shall dress in the Class A Uniform.
THE RANK OF ASSISTANT CHIEF
Arnold W. Williams, II
THE RANK OF DEPUTY CHIEF
Todd A. Bettison
THE RANK OF COMMANDER
Eric M. Decker
Mark S. Bliss
THE RANK OF CORPORAL
Keith Baker
David Fitzpatrick
Matthew Singer
Eric Carthan
Gary Guarino
Donyale Crutchfield
Wayne Brown
Maurice Alexander
Gary Steele
Kimberly Love
Paul Knapp
Dennis Smith
Julian Sage
Kenneth Hampton
Daniel Harnphanich
Irvan Higgins
Christopher Harwood
Terry Hardy
Josif Angelovski
William Johnson
Irvette Reed
Jose Martinez
THE RANK OF NEIGHBORHOOD POLICE
Carrie Livingston
Kiaronda Mitchell
Lisa Sledge
Tiffani Bowles-Davis
Timothy Cox
Victoria Eschen
Donny Harris
Anthony Jackson
Melanie Malone
Lashanna McGhee
Tiffany Murphy
Donald Parker
John Pinchum
Romell Randolph
Eric Scott
Amy Szarafinski
Garrett Taylor
Marcia Williams
On behalf of the Detroit Police Lieutenants and Sergeant Association Congratulations to all!

FYI! Michigan SB-223, Would require Law Enforcement Agencies to maintain a record regarding the reason for and the circumstances surrounding a separation of service from a police department. {0}

FYI! SB-0223, As Passed Senate, March 23, 2017

Please take the time to read this Legislation that affects Michigan Law Enforcement that passed the Michigan Senate on Thursday, March 23, 2017.

We will keep you informed of the progress of this legislation.

DPLSA

SUBSTITUTE FOR SENATE BILL NO. 223

A bill to require the creation and maintenance of certain law

enforcement officer personnel records; to prescribe the information

that may be contained in the personnel records; to permit law

enforcement officers to review the personnel records; and to

provide for immunity from civil liability to law enforcement

agencies in certain circumstances.

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:

 

Sec. 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the “law

 

enforcement officer separation of service record act”.

 

Sec. 2. As used in this act:

 

(a) “Commission” means the Michigan commission on law

 

enforcement standards created in section 3 of the Michigan

 

commission on law enforcement standards act, 1965 PA 203, MCL

 

28.603.

 

(b) “Former employing law enforcement agency” means a law

 


enforcement agency in this state that was the employer of, or that

 

issued an oath of office to, a law enforcement officer licensed

 

under the Michigan commission on law enforcement standards act,

 

1965 PA 203, MCL 28.601 to 28.615, and that was required to

 

maintain an employment history record for that law enforcement

 

officer under the Michigan commission on law enforcement standards

 

act, 1965 PA 203, MCL 28.601 to 28.615.

 

Sec. 3. (1) In addition to the employment history record

 

required to be maintained under the Michigan commission on law

 

enforcement standards act, 1965 PA 203, MCL 28.601 to 28.615, by a

 

law enforcement agency for each officer it employs or for each

 

officer to whom the chief of police of a village, city, or township

 

or county sheriff has administered an oath of office, a law

 

enforcement agency shall maintain a record regarding the reason or

 

reasons for, and circumstances surrounding, a separation of service

 

for each law enforcement officer for whom the law enforcement

 

agency is required to maintain an employment history record under

 

the Michigan commission on law enforcement standards act, 1965 PA

 

203, MCL 28.601 to 28.615, who subsequently separates from the law

 

enforcement agency or from his or her employment as a law

 

enforcement officer requiring the administration of an oath of

 

office under section 9c or 9d of the Michigan commission on law

 

enforcement standards act, 1965 PA 203, MCL 28.609c and 28.609d.

 

(2) The law enforcement agency shall allow a separating law

 

enforcement officer to review a record prepared under subsection

 

(1) upon the request of the separating officer.

 

(3) If a separating law enforcement officer disagrees with the


accuracy of the contents of the record prepared under subsection

 

(1), he or she may request the correction or removal of the portion

 

of the record he or she believes is incorrect. If the law

 

enforcement agency and the separating law enforcement officer

 

cannot reach an agreement on the contents of the record prepared

 

under subsection (1), the separating law enforcement officer may

 

submit a written statement explaining the separating law

 

enforcement officer’s position and the basis for his or her

 

disagreement. If a separating law enforcement officer submits a

 

written statement under this subsection, it must be kept with the

 

record required under subsection (1) and provided with the rest of

 

the contents of the record as required under section 5.

 

Sec. 5. (1) A law enforcement officer who is licensed or who

 

was previously licensed or certified under the Michigan commission

 

on law enforcement standards act, 1965 PA 203, MCL 28.601 to

 

28.615, and was previously employed as a law enforcement officer in

 

this state, who separates from his or her employing law enforcement

 

agency or from employment as a law enforcement officer to whom an

 

oath of office has been administered under section 9c or 9d of the

 

Michigan commission on law enforcement standards act, MCL 28.609c

 

and 28.609d, and who subsequently seeks to become reemployed as a

 

law enforcement officer in this state, shall provide to the

 

prospective employing law enforcement agency, upon offer of

 

employment, a signed waiver. A waiver executed under this

 

subsection must expressly allow the prospective employing law

 

enforcement agency to contact the law enforcement officer’s former

 

employing law enforcement agency or agencies and seek a copy of the


record regarding the reason or reasons for, and circumstances

 

surrounding, his or her separation of service created by his or her

 

former employing law enforcement agency or agencies under section

 

3.

 

(2) A waiver under subsection (1) must be executed on a form

 

provided by the commission to all law enforcement agencies in this

 

state that employ or administer oaths of office to law enforcement

 

officers licensed under the Michigan commission on law enforcement

 

standards act, 1965 PA 203, MCL 28.601 to 28.615. The prospective

 

employing law enforcement agency is responsible for providing the

 

waiver executed under subsection (1) to the former employing law

 

enforcement agency or agencies.

 

(3) Upon receipt of the waiver executed under subsection (1),

 

a former employing law enforcement agency shall provide, along with

 

other information required or allowed to be provided by law, a copy

 

of the record required under section 3 to the prospective employing

 

law enforcement agency.

 

(4) A prospective employing law enforcement agency shall not

 

hire a law enforcement officer to whom subsection (1) applies

 

unless the prospective employing law enforcement agency receives

 

the record created under section 3 from the law enforcement

 

officer’s former employing law enforcement agency or agencies.

 

(5) A former employing law enforcement agency that discloses

 

information under this section in good faith after receipt of a

 

waiver executed under subsection (1) is immune from civil liability

 

for the disclosure. A former employing law enforcement agency is

 

presumed to be acting in good faith at the time of a disclosure


under this section unless a preponderance of the evidence

 

establishes 1 or more of the following:

 

(a) That the former employing law enforcement agency knew that

 

the information disclosed was false or misleading.

 

(b) That the former employing law enforcement agency disclosed

 

the information with a reckless disregard for the truth.

 

(c) That the disclosure was specifically prohibited by a state

 

or federal statute.

 

Enacting section 1. This act takes effect 90 days after the

 

date it is enacted into law.

2017 DPLSA Annual Golf Outing Fund – Raiser

2017 DPLSA Annual Golf Outing Fund – Raiser {0}

2017 DPLSA Golf Outing
Mark Your Calenders!
Friday, June 23, 2017
Registration 7 am, Tee Off at 8 am
Woodside Meadows Club
20820 Inkster Road

Romulus Michigan, 48174
Fee $125
Please come and support our Annual Fund -Raiser
Please Post and Share, thank you!
Call 313 961-5699 for any questions

24th Annual Michigan Peace Officers’ Candlelight Memorial Service {0}

24th Annual Michigan Peace Officers’ Candlelight Memorial Service

May 1 — Michigan

Monday, May 1: 24th Annual Michigan Peace Officers’ Candlelight Memorial Service — 7 p.m. east steps of Lansing State Capitol, 100 North Capitol Avenue. Contact Denise Scarbrough, Michigan Concerns of Police Survivors President at (877) 464-2677 or email survivor@micops.org