2017

By Jennifer Gomori, MAP Editor

Michigan Association of Police (MAP) President Rich Heins is excited that MAP now has an official permanent seat on the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) and no longer has to wait to see whether or not the Governor will appoint someone from the union.

Heins was sworn in as an MCOLES Commissioner December 2016, the same month the legislature agreed to allow the various police organizations already serving on MCOLES permanent seats on the commission. He was re-sworn in January 2017 due to the new standards that were set for the commission.

“They mandated somebody from each organization, the labor and management side of it, so you get both sides of the coin when discussing issues,” Heins said.

Heins is taking over the remaining portion of MAP Executive Director Fred Timpner’s two-year term, which expires December 31, 2017, while Timpner focuses on legislative issues affecting MAP members.

“He wrote a letter of recommendation and the Governor’s office appointed me to fill his spot,” Heins said. “Fred knows that I was very interested in getting involved more with the union. I want to make sure (the union) maintains a say in what goes on, how employees and unions are treated.”

“I’ve been union president of Sterling Heights Police Officers Association for a long time and it’s near and dear to my heart,” Heins said. “I told him I’d be more than willing to put in the drive time - they meet in Lansing typically every other month.”

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy proclaimed May 15th as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15th falls, National Police Week. National Police Week pays special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others. Listed below are the events planned at the national level in Washington D.C. as well as Michigan's Peace Officers' Candlelight Memorial Service, honoring those who died in the line of duty. National Peace Officer’s Memorial Day, May 15, 2017 falls on a Monday, however, some events will take place before the official dates of Police Week in 2017.

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

May 14-20 — Washington D.C.

Tuesday, May 2: 23rd Annual Blue Mass — 12:10 p.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 619 Tenth Street, NW (10th & G Streets). Call (202) 347-2713 or visit www.saintpatrickdc.org

Saturday, May 6: 6th Annual Corrections Officers’ Wreath Laying Ceremony & Honor Guard Competition — 10 a.m.-noon at National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. Honoring Corrections Personnel who have lost their lives in the line of duty. www.mwcog.org or call (202) 962-3200.

Monday, May 8: 38th Annual Washington Area Law Enforcement Memorial Service — 11:30 a.m. in front of the Memorial Fountain, 300 Indiana Ave., NW. Those interested in volunteering or attending the service, email Patty Sucato at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Thursday, May 11: National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO) Legislative Seminar and Congressional Awards Luncheon — 9 a.m. Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert Street, NW. Advanced registration required. Contact Elizabeth Loranger at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (703) 549-0775.

Thursday, May 11-16: National Police Week Retail Center opens 9 a.m. 309 E Street (Corner of 4th of E Streets, NW) Fellowship Hall of First Trinity Church, one block from the Memorial. www.nleomf.org/programs/policeweek/

Friday, May 12: Police Unity Tour Arrival Ceremony — 2 p.m. National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. Call (973)443-0030, email Jimmy Waldron at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.policeunitytour.com

  • 24th Annual NAPO TOP COPS Awards Banquet — 6:30 p.m. Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert Street, NW. Advanced registration. Contact Elizabeth Loranger at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (703) 549-0775.

Thank you and good luck to all who applied for The 2017 Carl Parsell Scholarship. Applications are no longer being accepted for the 2017-18 school year.

In March and April, the Scholarship Selection Committee begins the selection process which is completed in May. Scholarship recipients will be notified of their status by the end of May 2017. Carl Parsell Scholarship winners will be formally recognized during the 27th Annual Carl Parsell Memorial Golf Outing on June 8, 2017.

Carl Parsell Scholarships may be used to cover a portion of educational expenses, including tuition, living expenses, and other required fees during the 2017-18 school year. Scholars may use the award to attend any United States accredited university, college, community college, junior college, two or four year accredited degree-granting institution, or vocational training institution that grants a certification or license. Scholarship candidates must have completed a high school education or its equivalent, on or prior to June 30, 2017.

Funds derived from The Carl Parsell Memorial Scholarship Golf Outing determine the number of scholarships to be awarded annually. Due to an increase in funds raised because of the excellent turnout at the 2016 Annual Carl Parsell Golf Outing, MAP will be offering up to three scholarships this year to family members of union members. The maximum award available per student is $2,500. In July and August, The Carl Parsell Scholarship Fund mails Scholarship checks to each Scholar’s college or university.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is the premier law enforcement agency tasked with securing our nation’s borders while facilitating legitimate travel and trade. CBP is the largest law enforcement component in the Department of Homeland Security and is currently hiring Border Patrol Agents. This position has many openings along the southwest border. To learn more about this position or submit your application, please follow the link to the https://www.usajobs.gov

A career with CBP offers the full range of Federal benefits including health and life insurance, paid vacation, sick leave, and retirement. In addition, CBP may offer some candidates the added incentive of student loan repayment.

All positions require U.S. citizenship and the successful completion of a full background investigation and polygraph.

KEY REQUIREMENTS:

• Be between the ages of 18 and 37. Honorably discharged Veterans that do not meet the maximum age requirement of 40 may be eligible for an age waiver under the Veterans' Recruitment Appointment (VRA) (https://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/shav/)
• Be a U.S. citizen and a resident for the past three years.
• Have a valid state driver’s license.
• Pass a thorough background investigation, polygraph test, medical examination, fitness test and drug test.

Individuals looking for important and rewarding work and an opportunity to serve their country are encouraged to consider career opportunities with U.S. Customs and Border Protection. To learn more about CBP, please visit www.cbp.gov/careers

Applications will be accepted for this position until April 7, 2017. For additional information not found on the above links, please contact Brett Laug, DTM Pre-Employment Activities,at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Governor Rick Snyder has formed a task force to tackle local government retirement reforms; he expressed serious concerns about the proposed income tax rollback going before the House; with state revenues on the rise, he proposed a 2018 budget; and he appointed a Chief of Staff and Lottery Commissioner. These topics and more legislative issues are featured in the February 2017 Karoub Report.