MAP members are being asked to contact their legislators today to oppose legislation introduced Tuesday, Nov. 27 to increase the cost to public employees for their healthcare. HB 6531 from State Rep. Lower and SB 1209 from Sen. Pavlov were introduced to amend the Publicly Funded Health Insurance Contribution Act by dropping the hard cap down to $12,500.

MAP encourages its members to call the following offices immediately to express their opposition to this lame duck legislation.

Rep. Lower: (517) 373-0834
Speaker Leonard: (517) 373-1778
Sen. Pavlov: (517) 373-7708
Sen. Majority Leader Meekhof: (517) 373-6920

Michigan Association of Police Organizations (MAPO) has issued their 2018 candidate and proposal endorsements for the General Election Tuesday, Nov. 6.

As of Thursday, Nov. 1, the latest polls have:

  • Debbie Stabenow with a 14 point lead over John James for U.S. Senate.
  • Gretchen Whitmer with an 11 point lead over Bill Schuette for Governor.
  • Dana Nessel with a 9 point lead over Tom Leonard for Attorney General.
  • Jocelyn Benson with a 7 point lead over Mary Treder Lang for Secretary of State.
  • Proposal 1 - Legalizing Recreational Marijuana - YES 55 percent, NO 40 percent.
  • Proposal 2 - Eliminating Gerrymandering - YES 57 percent, NO 39 percent.
  • Proposal 3 - Election Reform - YES 57 percent, NO 38 percent.

MAP members are encouraged to get out and vote! Click here for the MAPO 2018 General Election Endorsements.

All Local Executive Board Members and Local Stewards are encouraged to register now to attend a series of free Grievance Seminars being held on Fridays at the MAP Office.

The Seminars, being conducted by MAP Executive Director Fred Timpner, will provide valuable information on key grievance issues.Seminars on Aug. 24 and Oct. 19, 2018 will focus on Discipline. Contract Interpretation will be discussed at the Seminar on Sept. 21, 2018. All Seminars begin at 10 a.m. and lunch will be served. Details can be found on the website Calendar.

Grievance Seminars are limited to 12 persons on a first-come basis. Please contact Julie Palmquist at (248) 509-7158, ext. 231 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as soon as possible to make reservations.

The Detroit Tigers and Major League Baseball have teamed up with the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund to show our appreciation for the men and women of Michigan who serve as law enforcement officers, corrections officers, public safety and first responders.cut

Your Detroit Tigers and the Memorial Fund invite you, your friends, family and the general public to join us on Sunday August 12, 2018 as a second Law Enforcement Appreciation Day at Comerica Park was added due to popular demand.

Discounted Ticket Packages start at just $31.00 and each ticket includes a limited edition Detroit Tigers Law Enforcement Challenge Coin and a $10.00 donation to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund:

Click here to buy discounted tickets.

For groups of 15 or more please contact Betsy Bouillon at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

*Note*: This is a discounted ticket package only, no pregame ceremony or recognition will be taking place at this event.

A package of gun control/safety legislation bills introduced by Senate Democrats would invest $100 million in schools, with half going for grants for more counselors, social workers and school resource officers, and half in grants for safety measures in schools; SB 897, which passed the Senate without any Democrat support, would require able-bodied Medicaid recipients between the ages of 19 and 64 to work, receive job training or education, or a combination of the three, for an average of 29 hours per week; the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has granted Nestle permission to increase its water withdrawals to 400 gallons per minute for its bottled water plant near Evart despite most public comments opposing increased usage; the Michigan Supreme Court ordered oral arguments in a lawsuit filed by unemployment insurance claimants who were falsely accused of fraud through the state‚Äôs controversial Michigan Integrated Data Automated System (MIDAS); As the Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol pushes to get the legalization of marijuana on the Nov. 6 ballot, some Republican lawmakers are considering legalizing it through the Legislature rather than let the initiative make the ballot; and 5 p.m. April 26 is the deadline to challenge a sample of signatures submitted by the redistricting reform ballot committee, Voters Not Politicians (VNP). VNP said they submitted 425,000 signatures and have no doubt the proposal will be on the ballot Nov. 6. For more information on these and other legislative initiates, click here for the April 2018 Karoub Report.