Michigan Association of Police


LtChadTrusslerBio2MAP Director Chad Trussler has been representing members as a Labor Relations Specialist since 2020. He served 15 years combined as Local Union President for Beverly Hills Public Safety Command Officers Association and a Steward and Treasurer of Beverly Hills Public Safety Officers Association. The retired Beverly Hills Public Safety Lieutenant was cross-trained, working in firefighting and EMS during his 20 years with the department. As a Patrol Officer, he worked as a Field Training Officer, School Resource Officer (2008-2012) and Detective. He was promoted to Command as a Patrol Sergeant and reassigned as a Detective Sergeant. In 2017, Trussler was promoted to Lieutenant, managing the entire Patrol Division with over 20 public safety personnel, until his retirement in 2021. His assignments included Field Training Supervisor, Background Investigator, Police Training Coordinator, Fire Officer, Grant Writer and Internal Investigator. As Local Union President and a Labor Relations Specialist, Trussler has negotiated generous collective bargaining agreements and severance agreements for members. His severance agreement negotiations have landed members over $500,000. He's negotiated significant wage increases and pension improvements in several contracts. Representing several hundred MAP/MAPE/MAFF members, Trussler is heavily involved in recruiting new members and the education of new local units. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Madonna University and graduated Eastern Michigan University’s School of Police Staff & Command. Trussler teaches at Oakland Police Academy, including Labor Relations courses. He’s also an instructor at Eastern Michigan University School of Police Staff & Command on various labor topics, including contract negotiations, discipline issues, Garrity, Weingarten, and management and union relations.

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