mapoThe Michigan Association of Police Organizations (MAPO) sent a letter to State Senators urging them to Vote NO on two bills that would permit private police forces in Michigan. On behalf of more than 17,000 members, including Michigan Association of Police (MAP), MAPO highlighted several reasons why Senate Bills 594 and 595 would have a negative impact on Michigan citizens and law enforcement.

Please click here for the MAPO letter to the Michigan Senate.

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.