2017

MAP union members and their families are invited to apply for The Carl Parsell Scholarship Fund. Applicants must submit their fully completed, signed application by March 1, 2017.

To qualify, candidates must be permanent residents of the State of Michigan and be a member of MAP or immediate relation to a member of MAP. Candidates must have completed a high school education or its equivalent, on or prior to June 30, 2017.

The mission of The Carl Parsell Scholarship Fund is to assist members and their families who are motivated to improve society by enhancing their future careers through a college education. Carl Parsell Scholarships are awarded to deserving college bound students who desire assistance with their college tuition.

Carl Parsell Scholarships may be used to cover a portion of educational expenses, including tuition, living expenses, and other required fees during the 2017-2018 school year. Scholars may use the award to attend any United States accredited university, college, community college, junior college, two or four year accredited degree-granting institution, or vocational training institution that grants a certification or license. Funds derived from The Carl Parsell Memorial Scholarship Golf Outing determine the number of scholarships to be awarded annually. The maximum award available per student is $2,500.

Click on the Scholarship tab on the MAP website to apply and for more information. For questions, contact Julie Palmquist at the MAP office at (248) 509-7158 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Officers and their families and friends are encouraged to attend the 4th Annual Officer Hammond Memorial Hockey Game in honor of fallen Detroit Police Officer Myron Jarrett on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017.

Officer Jarrett was was killed by a hit-and-run driver during a traffic stop Oct. 28, 2016. Proceeds from the $10 game tickets will benefit Officer Jarrett's family.

Click here for more information on the game and spread the word to help his family.

The following is a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the (FY) 2016 Program to Prepare Communities for Complex Coordinated Terrorist Attacks (CCTA Program).

The FY 2016 CCTA Program provides $35.94 million to local, state, tribal, and territorial jurisdictions for improving their ability to prepare for, prevent, and respond to complex coordinated terrorist attacks in collaboration with the whole community.

The FY 2016 CCTA Program intends to enhance resilience and build capacity for jurisdictions to address complex coordinated terrorist attacks that may occur across the nation. Following a competitive process, selected local, state, tribal, and territorial jurisdictions will receive funding specifically to build and sustain capabilities to enhance their preparedness for complex coordinated terrorist attacks, to include the following components: identifying capability gaps, developing and/or updating plans, training to implement plans and procedures, and conducting exercises to validate capabilities.

Awards will be made on a competitive basis to applicants who present an ability to successfully meet the requirements described in the NOFO. FEMA encourages interested jurisdictions of various types, sizes, and capabilities to apply.

The application period will remain open until Feb. 10, 2017. The FY 2016 CCTA Program Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is located online at: http://www.fema.gov/grants

A series of webinars have been scheduled to assist potential applicants with understanding the FY 16 CCTA Program’s objectives and priorities, application requirements and review process, timeline, and grant application systems. Applicants will have the opportunity to ask questions about the information presented. The same webinar will be offered on the following dates: 

Webinar on the FEMA FY 2016 CCTA Grant Program
WHO: FEMA’s CCTA Program Office and Grant Programs Directorate
WHEN: Wednesday, Dec.14, 2016 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. (EST)
Thursday, Dec.15, 2016 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. (EST)
Monday, Dec. 19, 2016 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. (EST)

Webinar on Non-Disaster (ND) Grants System
The FEMA Grant Programs Directorate will be offering the following online training sessions for potential grant recipients who may not be familiar with the Non-Disaster (ND) Grants System 3.0:
WHO: FEMA’s Grant Programs Directorate
WHEN: Dec. 15, 2016 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. (EST)

Additional details regarding registration and delivery method are forthcoming. For more information on Notice of Funding Opportunity for Fiscal Year 2016 Program to Prepare Communities for Complex Coordinated Terrorist Attacks, click here.

By Jennifer Foley, MAP Editor

MAP won wage increases, retroactivity, and preserved several contractual items for St. Clair Shores Police through ACT 312 arbitration.

MAP was able to obtain 2 percent wage increases in each of the three years of the contract, effective July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2017, for a total 6 percent increase over the life of the contract.

“The Employer was proposing 2 percent with no retroactivity involved. The contract expired July 1, 2014,” said Association President Paul Opper. “We were able to come to an agreement with retroactivity. We were both on same page on all the 2 percent increases.”

The Employer sought to reduce the pension multiplier for new hires to 2%. The Union fought for and was awarded a better agreement. For any new member hired after the 312 award, the pension multiplier to be applied for each year of service shall be 2.25% for the first 25 years of service. The pension multiplier will be 1% for 26-30 years of service or more. The final average compensation for Employees hired after the 312 award will include base wages only.

“For the new hires, the Employer initially wanted a 2.0 multiplier - that’s what the fire fighters got from their arbitration, but we were able to get a 2.25 multiplier on base wages only,” Opper said.

Tami Hough

If you, a family member or friend is struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction or a physical disability, Hough Counseling and Assessments can help. And there are no out-of-pocket costs for people with medical insurance through C.O.P.S. Health Trust as Hough will waive all co-pays, co-insurance or deductibles in 2017. Hough is owned and operated by Tami Hough, the wife of retired Detroit Police Officer Tom Schneider, who helped develop and run C.O.P.S. Health Trust. Our licensed counselors are familiar with the traumatic events law enforcement officers must endure on the job. We provide a full range of behavioral health services to clients of all ages and offer educational, psychological and vocational assessments. Our Certified Rehabilitation Counselors specialize in working with persons with disabilities. The office is located in Troy, in the same building as MAP corporate offices.