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2017 LEEP Dream Scholars

LEEP awards Michigan, national 'Dream' Scholars — By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor TROY, MI — Law Enforcement Education Program (LEEP) Dream Scholarships doubled to $2,000 each this year and a record number of top students interested in public safety careers will receive the college scholarships to encourage their pursuit of law enforcement/public safety careers. The professional public safety officers of LEE ...

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LEEP Award ‘tremendous help’ to Mott police academy graduate

— By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor Garrett Guest left his job to successfully complete the Law Enforcement Regional Training Academy at Mott Community College. So when he was given the Law Enforcement Education Program (LEEP) $2,000 Award, he couldn’t have been more thankful. [caption id="attachment_3099" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo courtesy of Mott Community CollegePOLC Executive Committee member Co ...

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LEEP Award recipient is passionate about law enforcement

— By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor Ryan Nicley was having a hard time deciding if he wanted to be a police officer or a teacher. He listened to advice to pursue the latter, but after a couple years in college he knew he made the wrong choice. “Coming out of high school it was either teacher or police officer. I listened to some outside opinions and I let that influence me,” Nicley said. “I was headed towards ...

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LEEP Awards continue legacy of former Macomb College Police Director

— By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor The man who led the charge to honor police academy graduates who excel in the academy while bearing all of the tuition costs themselves recently retired, but his efforts continue to pay off. Aaron Coates, 24, is the last Macomb Police Academy graduate to be awarded the Law Enforcement Education Program (LEEP) Award while Tom Wilk was Director of Macomb College Police. Wilk r ...

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OCC’s new director taught latest LEEP Award recipient

— By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor The new Director of Law Enforcement Training at Oakland Community College enjoyed teaching recent Law Enforcement Education Program (LEEP) Award recipient Alex Linke. “I taught at the academy for 14 years before I got this job,” said Lt. Dave Ceci. “I teach defensive tactics and physical fitness. I’m with (the cadets) quite a bit. He was a great recruit.” [caption id="attach ...

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Fiancée, police pay tribute to WSU Sergeant Rose

— By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor The pain is still fresh for Nicole Salgot who lost her fiancée, Wayne State University (WSU) Police Sergeant Collin Rose right before Thanksgiving 2016, but with officers rallying around her, she will take Rose’s spot in the 2017 Police Unity Tour. [caption id="attachment_2773" align="alignright" width="225"] Photo courtesy of Rachel Weber     Sgt. Collin Rose proposed to Ni ...

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LEEP honored as a Community Partner

—By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor It’s hard to imagine what a roller coaster ride this year has been for POLC Labor Rep. Will Keizer, from raising the bar to the highest level yet for participation and fundraising during Gilda’s Run in July, to training another POLC Labor Rep. to take over organizing the annual event he founded, followed by the unexpected passing of his father in October. Gilda’s Club Grand R ...

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LEEP doubles Dream Scholarship awards

— By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor The Law Enforcement Education Program (LEEP) has been giving out scholarships to students with a demonstrated interest in public service/law enforcement careers for the past 12 years, awarding a record number of applicants last year. In 2017, LEEP will further its commitment to supporting future public safety employees by doubling the amount awarded per student! LEEP is prou ...

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2016 LEEP Dream Scholars

LEEP awards scholarships to record number of students nationally -- By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor TROY, MI — This year, a record number of top students interested in public safety careers will receive $1,000 college scholarships to encourage their pursuit of law enforcement/public safety careers by the professional public safety officers of the Law Enforcement Education Program (LEEP). Twenty-two scholars, ...

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Director Craft helps select LEEP Award winner before retiring

— By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor Former Macomb Police Academy Director Charles Craft recently said his goodbyes to staff and students, but not before he selected the most recent LEEP Award winner. “It’s been a great job,” Craft said, adding that he would continue to visit colleagues at the academy. “Obviously those people have become my really good friends.” And he had nothing but accolades for Spring 2016 ...

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