40 years and still growing
By Fred Timpner, MAP Executive Director
Forty years ago this month (December 2023), several local police agencies came together to form a new law enforcement Union. Out of that meeting, the Michigan Association of Police and the Michigan Association of Public Employees were formed. Shortly thereafter, the Michigan Association of Fire Fighters was also created.
As a new Union, MAP was established based upon the following bedrock principles:
- Every local unit, regardless of size, has a seat on the Executive Board of the Union.
- The Union will be guided by the understanding that the Union works for the members, not the members working for the Union.
- Labor Relations Training will be provided to members and their local leaders.
A headquarters building designed for efficiency
The location and the resource structure of a union's central office combine to have a direct and profound impact upon the organization's ability to serve its membership.The headquarters is centrally situated in order for staff to have rapid access to all members. Such headquarters are also in close proximity to the offices of the union's other service providers, such as its legal specialists. It has the capacity to host meetings, to house the modern hardware that is essential to a sophisticated business operation, and to provide the kinds of functional accessories that create a setting of which all members can be proud.
The MAP headquarters are located near a network of expressways interconnecting Michigan's cities. Therefore, the labor relations' staff is within driving range of points throughout Michigan. It has a comfortable, functionally attractive design of which members are proud. Importantly, it is kept working at peak efficiency by a highly qualified support staff.
The MAP headquarters aid staff in providing effective and efficient representation to members.
For general inquiries, use the form below to contact MAP central office administration, or email
Michigan Association of Police
667 E. Big Beaver Rd.
Troy, MI 48083
Phone: (248) 509-7158
Fax: (248) 509-7176
To contact individual labor specialists or board members, see here.