Michigan Association of Police

Executive Director

MAP Executive Director Fred Timpner has over five decades of experience as a law enforcement labor leader. The former President of Southfield Police Officers’ Association (SPOA) not only oversees the day-to-day operations of MAP, MAFF and MAPE, but also takes a seat at the bargaining table remaining fully immersed in the ever changing labor relations field. Within a year of joining Southfield Police Department in 1971, he was chosen as a Shift Steward and soon after, elected Vice President and then President of the 100-member group. Prepared with his considerable labor relations studies and obvious leadership qualities in the field, he began his new career as a full-time union service professional just a few years into the modern era of the law enforcement movement. Timpner rapidly demonstrated his talents in labor relations, earning a reputation as an expert in contract negotiations, grievances and grievance arbitrations. He negotiated two “breakthrough” collective bargaining agreements: In Sterling Heights, he brought base wages to over $92,000 per year – a first for Michigan Officers. Years prior, he smashed the $30,000 a year barrier in the state. He is one of a select few professionals experienced in presenting Act 312 arbitration cases. Timpner earned a Bachelor of Science from Michigan State University and a Master’s degree from University of Detroit. With his excellent credentials, Timpner has been called upon to teach college courses in the labor relations field.

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