Michigan Association of Police

Labor Relations Specialist

Ed Wertz accumulated two decades of labor relations experience serving on the Detroit Police Officers Association (DPOA) Executive Board, chairing their Finance Committee and Bylaws Committee, and serving on the Election Committee. The retired Detroit Police Officer served 32 years with the department, 28 of which with the prestigious Mounted Police Section. He personally handled over 100 grievances and was instrumental in providing goals and direction for the DPOA membership in the collective bargaining process. Wertz served as Retired Detroit Police and Firefighter Association Vice President for two years and President for three years. He also served Detroit Police Employees as a board member for Police Benefit and Protective Association. He volunteered as a member of Detroit Police Athletic League and remains active as a Knights of Columbus member. He earned an associate degree in Criminal Justice from Henry Ford Community College. Wertz has put his decades of union knowledge to work serving MAP members as a Labor Relations Specialist since 2007.

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