Events

Detroit Police First Responders Night, Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 730 p.m. at the Palace of Auburn Hills (Club 300). The Detroit Pistons vs the Chicago Bulls.

Detroit Police First Responders Night, Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 730 p.m. at the Palace of Auburn Hills (Club 300). The Detroit Pistons vs the Chicago Bulls. {0}

Detroit Police First Responders Night, Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 730 p.m. at the Palace of Auburn Hills (Club 300). The Detroit Pistons vs the Chicago Bulls.

Please contact the DPLSA Office @ (313) 961-5699 for further information, tickets are also available at the DPLSA Office and also availible by contacting Nicole Laidlaw at nlaidlaw@palacenet.com

Reserve your seats today, limited seats available so please do not wait! …
Tickets are $60.00 inclusive of food.
Please share, come out and support also bring a friend! Everyone that has attended our event in the past has had an outstanding time! Everyone welcome to support and attend you do not have to be a First Responder to attend and support!

DPLSA

Fundraiser for Captain Kenneth “Shark” Steil {0}

THE 3rd ANNUAL METRO DETROIT 10 ALARM CHILI COOKOFF
Please come out and support the family of Captain Kenneth Steil.
On Saturday, November 5, 2016 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., members of the Detroit Police Department and the Detroit Fire Department will compete in the 3rd Annual Metro Detroit 10 Alarm Chili Cook off. All teams interested in competing will battle it out for the title: Detroit’s Best Firehouse Chili Champion 2016. As there can never be too much chili, we are encouraging everyone to form a team and perfect your recipe!
The competition will take place at the Detroit Zoo underneath the Big Tent that is located near the front entrance, and will be hosted by Grace Keros, Dean “Dino” Bach and Fox 2’s Charlie LeDuff. The day will feature the live sounds of Escaping Pavement, The Tomtoms and Pearl Handled Necktie.
There will be a $10 admission fee to enter the zoo and a $10 charge at the door as well as a cash bar inside the event.
All of the proceeds will be donated to the family of our fallen American hero, Detroit Police Captain Kenneth M. “Shark” Steil.
For additional information, please contact Officer James Looman at 313-268-8431.

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.

PASSING OF SERGEANT KENNETH M. “SHARK” STEIL, ACTIVE SERGEANT ASSIGNED TO THE DETROIT POLICE DEPARTMENT’S 9TH PCT {0}

PASSING OF SERGEANT KENNETH M. “SHARK” STEIL, ACTIVE SERGEANT ASSIGNED TO THE DETROIT POLICE DEPARTMENT’S 9TH PCT

On Monday, September 12, 2016, Sergeant Kenneth Steil was shot will attempting to apprehend a dangerous and violent perpetrator. On Saturday, September 17, 2016, Sergeant Steil died from his injuries.

The DPLSA has his wife Joann along with his sons Alexander and William and the entire Steil family, friends and colleagues in our hearts, thoughts and prayers! We also ask that you keep the family in your thoughts and prayers as well during the difficult days ahead.

Ken was an awesome individual and an outstanding law enforcement officer and supervisor and he will be missed! Ken gave the ultimate sacrifice making this a better and safer world! Ken is a hero and will forever live in our hearts!

Arrangements are as follows:

Visitation will be held from Wednesday, September 21, 2016 AT 4:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. & Thursday, September 22, 2016 AT 2:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. With Rosary From 7:00 P.M. – 7:30 P.M. AT THE Wujek Calcaterra & Sons Company Funeral home located at 36900 Schoenherr Rd., Sterling Heights, Michigan 48312 Telephone: 586-823-8550

The Family Hour Will Be On Friday, September 23, 2016 AT 10:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.

Services will be conducted on Friday, September 23, 2016 AT 11:00 A.M. AT The ST Joan Of ARC Parrish Center, Located AT 22412 Overlake St., St Clair Shores, Michigan 48080

Interment will be at Resurrection Cemetery 18201 Clinton River Rd. Charter Twp. Of Clinton, Michigan 48038

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.