Space is limited so register today for the 25th Annual Michigan Association of Police Organizations (M.A.P.O.) Golf Outing being held Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019 at Links of Novi.

The four-person scramble is sponsored by M.A.P.O. and includes continental breakfast, refreshments on the course, hot dogs and chips at the turn and a steak dinner following golf. Participants mapowill be provided golf carts and door prizes.

Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place teams; longest drive for men and women and closest to the pin for men and women. There will also be a skins game, 50/50 drawing and raffles.

The cost is $440 per team or $110 per individual and registration is available on a first come, first serve basis.

Sponsors will have their company or organization’s name prominently displayed at one of the 18 holes for $250.

To register, sponsor the event, or for more information, contact Julie Palmquist at the MAP Office at (248) 509-7158 or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Baseball Fans,

Join the Detroit Tigers for the 8th Annual Law Enforcement Night on Tuesday, June 4th at Comerica Park as the Tigers host the Tampa Bay Rays.

Each package includes a discounted game ticket, a Detroit Tigers/Law Enforcement hat, and a $5.00 donation to the Michigan Concerns of Police Survivors (MI-COPS). This special event offer is available to the general public, all law enforcement, corrections, sheriff's, dispatchers, public safety, families and friends. 

For groups of 15 or more, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at (313) 471-2230. SEE ATTACHED FLIER or ORDER TICKETS ONLINE today at: www.detroittigers.com/law.

Arrive early for the pre-game ceremony, helicopter fly over, police car display and more as we honor and recognize law enforcement.

Get your clubs out and join the 29th Annual Carl Parsell Memorial Scholarship Golf Outing Thursday, June 13, 2019 for a fun-filled day on the course complete with refreshments, lunch at the turn and a steak dinner at the end of the round.

Golfers must register on or before May 20, 2019 to insure their spot for this Links of Novi outing, which supports The Carl Parsell Memorial Golf15IMG 2634Scholarship Fund.

At least $5,000 in scholarships will be awarded on behalf of the fund for continued education in 2019. Since the fund's establishment, over $120,000 in scholarships have been awarded.

Gifts and prizes worth over $4,000 will be given away for: the first two places, Longest Drive for men and women, Closest to the Pin for men and women, Skins, Las Vegas Hole and raffles. Prize donations are welcome, and all donations are tax deductible.

Reservations are accepted on first-come first-serve basis for the 18-hole outing with golf carts provided. The cost is $110 for individuals or $440 for a foursome.

We would like to express our sincere appreciation to our sponsors who very graciously supported the golf outing last year with their Golf Hole Sponsorship contributions! We are seeking their continued support this year and that of new sponsors for this very worthy cause. Those wishing to sponsor a hole may do so for $250 by completing the sponsorship form.

Click here for more information and to print the registration and sponsorship form, which are due with payment by May 20, 2019. Reservations are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Proceeds from the golf outing are used for the direct funding of the Michigan Association of Police (MAP), Michigan Association of Public Employees (MAPE), and Michigan Association of Fire Fighters (MAFF) Carl Parsell Memorial Scholarship Fund. The fund was established in honor of Carl Parsell, a pioneer of the law enforcement union movement, who passed away in October 1990.

For more information, contact the MAP office at (248) 509-7158.

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 law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others. Listed below are events planned at the national level in Washington D.C. and Michigan's Peace Officers' Candlelight Memorial Service. Many events will take place before the official dates of Police Week in 2019.


Monday, May 6: 26th Annual Michigan Peace Officers’ Candlelight Memorial Service — 7 p.m. east steps of Lansing State Capitol, 100 North Capitol Avenue. Andrea Arrington, 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.


Saturday, May 4: 28th Annual Corrections Officers’ Wreath Laying Ceremony & Honor Guard Competition — 10 a.m. - Noon at National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. Honoring Corrections Officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty. Visit www.mwcog.org or email Dennis Bailey at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Monday, May 6: 40th Annual Washington Area Law Enforcement Memorial Service — 11:30 a.m. at DC MPD Headquarters, 300 Indiana Ave., NW. The FOP Auxiliary will host a luncheon at DC FOP Lodge #1, 711 4th St. NW after service. Those interested in volunteering or attending, email Patty Sucato at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Tuesday, May 7: 25th 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/bluemass.shtml.

Friday, May 10-16: National Police Week Retail Center — opens 9 a.m. (daily hours vary) 309 E Street (Corner of 4th of E Streets, NW) Fellowship Hall of First Trinity Church, one block from the Memorial. https://nleomf.org/programs-events/national-police-week/retail-center Police Week items, such as the Police Week badge, coin and shirt will be available at the Retail Center as well as the National Law Enforcement Museum store, 444 E. Street NW (across from the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.)

By Jennifer Gomori, MAP Editor

Rich Heins has spent his career helping fellow law enforcement officers, from serving as President of his local Union board to Executive Board President of MAP. So, when a duty injury pushed him into retirement, Heins decided to put his skills to work as a full-time MAP Labor Relations Specialist.

Over a year ago Heins, a Sterling Heights Police K-9 Officer and K-9 trainer, was injured during a K9 training exercise. “It was a certification trial,” Heins said. “I set my dog loose for apprehension, ran after him and stepped in a hole and broke my left foot and ankle.”

Labor Relations Specialist Rich Heins

The injury was so severe, the 53-year-old had to take a year off police work while he went through several surgeries and physical therapy. He came back on light duty to train more K9s for 16 weeks in 2018 before doctors recommended he undergo another surgery in early 2019. Heins decided to retire from police work in mid-March and began working as a Labor Relations Specialist.

Heins helped start the Sterling Heights K9 program and his love of dogs and helping other officers led him to become a trainer. “In 1995, I had the first dog, Rolf. There was a Lieutenant at the time that wrote the proposal. I helped him write it and City Council accepted and we got a dog,” Heins said. “I always loved dogs. When I was in college, I had a frat house Great Dane and had dogs my whole life. It was an epiphany, something I always wanted to do.”

Heins worked with two other police K9s during his career – Morgan and then Chase. Chase was retired in November 2018 after serving the department 10 years and currently lives with Heins. Heins thanked Sterling Heights City Councilwoman Deanna Koski for helping make the Police Department’s K-9 program possible nearly 25 years ago. “I believe my career went the way it went because of Councilwoman Koski and being able to establish this K-9 unit,” he said in a C&G Newspaper article.