Michigan Association of Police


LtChadTrusslerBio2MAP Director Chad Trussler has represented members as a Business Agent since 2019. He served 15 years combined as Local Union President for Beverly Hills Public Safety Command Officers Association and as a Steward of Beverly Hills Public Safety Officers Association. The retired Beverly Hills Public Safety Lieutenant was cross-trained, working in police, firefighting and EMS during his 20 years with the department. As a Patrol Officer, he worked as a Field Training Officer, School Resource Officer and Detective. He was promoted to Command as a Patrol Sergeant and reassigned as a Detective Sergeant. 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 a Business Agent, he has negotiated multiple generous collective bargaining and severance agreements for members. Trussler has successfully bargained for significant wage increases and pension improvements in numerous contracts. He’s also been an advocate in many contract and grievance mediations and arbitrations over the years. Representing several hundred MAP/MAPE/MAFF members, Trussler is heavily involved in recruiting new members and educating 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 and Command. He teaches at Oakland Police Academy, including Labor Relations courses, and at Eastern Michigan University School of Police Staff and Command on various labor topics, including contract negotiations, discipline issues, Garrity, Weingarten, and management and union relations. Trussler seeks to emulate the core values of the Union – “Truth, Honor and
Integrity” ‒ as MAP’s new Director.

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