Officers and their families and friends are encouraged to attend the 4th Annual Officer Hammond Memorial Hockey Game in honor of fallen Detroit Police Officer Myron Jarrett on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017.

Officer Jarrett was was killed by a hit-and-run driver during a traffic stop Oct. 28, 2016. Proceeds from the $10 game tickets will benefit Officer Jarrett's family.

Click here for more information on the game and spread the word to help his family.

The following is a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the (FY) 2016 Program to Prepare Communities for Complex Coordinated Terrorist Attacks (CCTA Program).

The FY 2016 CCTA Program provides $35.94 million to local, state, tribal, and territorial jurisdictions for improving their ability to prepare for, prevent, and respond to complex coordinated terrorist attacks in collaboration with the whole community.

The FY 2016 CCTA Program intends to enhance resilience and build capacity for jurisdictions to address complex coordinated terrorist attacks that may occur across the nation. Following a competitive process, selected local, state, tribal, and territorial jurisdictions will receive funding specifically to build and sustain capabilities to enhance their preparedness for complex coordinated terrorist attacks, to include the following components: identifying capability gaps, developing and/or updating plans, training to implement plans and procedures, and conducting exercises to validate capabilities.

Awards will be made on a competitive basis to applicants who present an ability to successfully meet the requirements described in the NOFO. FEMA encourages interested jurisdictions of various types, sizes, and capabilities to apply.

The application period will remain open until Feb. 10, 2017. The FY 2016 CCTA Program Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is located online at: http://www.fema.gov/grants

A series of webinars have been scheduled to assist potential applicants with understanding the FY 16 CCTA Program’s objectives and priorities, application requirements and review process, timeline, and grant application systems. Applicants will have the opportunity to ask questions about the information presented. The same webinar will be offered on the following dates: 

Webinar on the FEMA FY 2016 CCTA Grant Program
WHO: FEMA’s CCTA Program Office and Grant Programs Directorate
WHEN: Wednesday, Dec.14, 2016 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. (EST)
Thursday, Dec.15, 2016 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. (EST)
Monday, Dec. 19, 2016 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. (EST)

Webinar on Non-Disaster (ND) Grants System
The FEMA Grant Programs Directorate will be offering the following online training sessions for potential grant recipients who may not be familiar with the Non-Disaster (ND) Grants System 3.0:
WHO: FEMA’s Grant Programs Directorate
WHEN: Dec. 15, 2016 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. (EST)

Additional details regarding registration and delivery method are forthcoming. For more information on Notice of Funding Opportunity for Fiscal Year 2016 Program to Prepare Communities for Complex Coordinated Terrorist Attacks, click here.

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If you, a family member or friend is struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction or a physical disability, Hough Counseling and Assessments can help. And there are no out-of-pocket costs for people with medical insurance through C.O.P.S. Health Trust as Hough will waive all co-pays, co-insurance or deductibles in 2017. Hough is owned and operated by Tami Hough, the wife of retired Detroit Police Officer Tom Schneider, who helped develop and run C.O.P.S. Health Trust. Our licensed counselors are familiar with the traumatic events law enforcement officers must endure on the job. We provide a full range of behavioral health services to clients of all ages and offer educational, psychological and vocational assessments. Our Certified Rehabilitation Counselors specialize in working with persons with disabilities. The office is located in Troy, in the same building as MAP corporate offices.


"I think the fact that we still don't have to pay into our health insurance we are extremely lucky given today's day and age," said Sgt. Gary Harpe, Hamburg Command Officers Association President. "There were a couple added holidays put in the contract," and he said, "The wage increase is fantastic in today's economy. It's unheard of."

Contract Duration: 4-year agreement ratified April 18, 2014 and effective 7-1-13 to 6-30-17.
Wage Increases:
3% increase effective July 1, 2013.
3% increase effective July 1, 2014.
3% increase effective July 1, 2015.
• Wage reopener July 1, 2016.
• One time signing bonus of $1,000 per member upon execution of the agreement.


"Contracts traditionally in the past had a ton of gray language. With this contract that gray language was really focused on and addressed and removed which is really, really critical," said Association President Clint Pace. "With all the contracts I've read and dealt with language wise this is really a good contract. The Chief definitely deserves credit for being reasonable and making sure the contract is fair and equitable." Pace noted significant changes in the contract: "Field Training Officers, in previous contracts, got no paid benefit in addition to their regularly hourly rate. Now with the new contract you get compensated for every training day," and, he said, "We were working 12-hour shifts, but our (personal and sick time) benefits reflected an 8-hour shift. What I negotiated in this contact, your current shift matches your benefits. Before, if you took a day off or called in sick for a day you were charged 12 hours but you only accrued eight hours."

Contract Duration: 4-year agreement ratified 11-25-13 and effective 7-1-13 to 6-30-17.
Wage Increases:
0% increase effective July 1, 2013.
3% increase effective July 1, 2014.
3% increase effective July 1, 2015.
3% increase effective July 1, 2016.
• Employees receive a one-time $700 signing bonus within 30 days of the execution of the contract.