Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) has issued a comparison chart on law enforcement population trends spanning the years of 2001 to current. The number of jobs and the number of individuals applying for positions continues to decline from 23,150 positions and 22,488 officers in 2001 to 19,061 jobs and 18,460 officers by January 2016.  Please click here for the chart.

Professional lobbyists provide members with clout

Law enforcement officers have more of a stake in which laws are passed, and which are not, than virtually any other class of professionals. They are, for example, directly concerned with legislation that:

  • Helps them do their jobs more effectively.
  • Protects them from unwarranted vulnerability to legal proceedings against them.
  • Grants them workers' rights, both as individual employees and as union members.

No police union can properly represent its members without maintaining close and effective working contacts with lawmakers. No police union anywhere is more influential or respected in the political arena than the Michigan Association of Police.

Karoub and Associates, a highly regarded legislative liaison organization, represents MAP in Lansing and Washington. MAP is joined with the Police Officers Labor Council, Detroit Police Officers Association, Detroit Lieutenant & Sergeants Police Troopers Association, Warren Police Officers Association and Flint Police Officers Association in the largest police legislative coalition in the state. As a result, members wield considerable influence in the State Legislature and the halls of the U.S. Congress.