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January 30, 2015

Maine has a MOVE OVER LAW - Do your part to keep Maine's first responders safe. When you see emergency lights: SLOW DOWN and MOVE OVER when safe to do so.


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Remembring A Great Friend
MAP mourns the loss of our good friend and mentor, Bill Troubh
Remembering The Fallen
Our members in Freeport remember the fallen at ceremonies with the Freeport Flag Ladies on September 11th
MAP/Maine Law Enforcement Honored
The Maine Military Museum has dedicated its learning center and function room to Maine's Finest
Maine Law Enforcment Officers Memorial
Augusta, Maine
MAP in Washington
MAP inducts Senator Susan Collins as an Honorary MAP Member for her unwavering support of first reponders
MAP In Augusta
Governor Baldacci signs LD 1021 into law providing security for retired first responders in Maine
MAP in the Community
MAP members from Auburn and Lewiston PD keeping thier communities safe at a prescription drug collection event.
MAP Honoring the Sacrifices of our Veterans
MAP Members at Arlington National Cemetery supporting Wreaths Across America
MAP Honoring the Fallen
Auburn members at the re-dedication of their fallen officer memorial
MAP In the Community
MAP Members from York Representing Maine at Fenway Park
MAP Supporting Those Who Serve
MAP Executive Director Paul Gaspar presents the Maine Troop Greeters with Laptops to help troops communicate with loved ones
MAP remembers
MAP members honoring those who gave the ultimate sacrifice during National Police Week

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The US Supreme Court renders ruling that changes the landscape of "Donning and Doffing"

U.S. Steel wins Supreme Court labor fight Mon, Jan 27 2014 By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court handed a victory to employers on Monday by ruling that a group of unionized steel workers does not have to be paid for the time they spend "donning and doffing" safety gear before and after their shifts.
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MAP Announces the Passing of A Good Friend and Mentor William "Bill" Troubh

It is with deep sadness that the Maine Association of Police announces the death of Bill Troubh on November 8th, 2013. There is no one person that MAP owes its existence to more than Bill, who brought a small group of police officers together in 1975 to create a better voice for Maine Law Enforcement.
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Important Announcement from MPERS-UPDATED 03/12/2013

The following overview summarizes the changes that are being recommended by the Participating Local District Advisory Committee (PLD Committee). Changes in rates were submitted to the MainePERS Board of Trustees for approval and implementation. The remaining changes require legislative approval and were submitted to the Legislature in January, 2013 to meet the cloture requirement.
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Download: PLD Proposed Legislation Notice.pdf , Proposed PLD legislation - PowerPoint Presentation.pptx




Special Announcement

January 6th, 2015

To All MAP Chapters

2015 Dues Increase In Effect as of 01/01/2015

A dues increase of $1.00 per week as approved by the full board of directors at their meeting on June 26th, 2014 in South Portland is now in effect..

Please ensure that your member have filled out their dues authorization sheet and they have been submitted for processing by your HR/Payroll reperesentative.

Download Dues Authorizaton Sheet HERE:

/MAP%20Dues%20Authorization%20Form.doc

Thank you for your support of the work that is being done every day on behalf of MAP’s members throughout the state. Your support, both fraternally and through your dues keeps our organization strong and it is greatly appreciated.


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Take The LEAD

On January 9th, 2015, MAP will join with Concerns of Police Survivors, Inc. (C.O.P.S.) and partnering organizations will unite in support of law enforcement officers nationwide to promote a National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day (L.E.A.D.). In light of recent negativity directed toward law enforcement nationally, there is a need to show law enforcement officers that our citizens recognize the difficult and sometimes impossible career they have chosen, in public service to us all.

In light of recent negativity directed toward law enforcement nationally, there is a need to show law enforcement officers that our citizens recognize the difficult and sometimes impossible career they have chosen, in public service to us all.

Can you imagine going to work each day and wondering if you'll survive your shift and see your family that night? Most people can't. But in law enforcement, this is a fact of life. Each day 780,000 police officers across our country put a badge on and go to work knowing they may face extremely dangerous situations. Yet, they go to work anyway. Being a law enforcement officer is not just a job, it is a calling. The pay is low, the hours can be terrible, and there is sometimes little appreciation for what you do. Yet, they do it anyway.

What the public doesn't see is the toll law enforcement takes to keep our communities safe. On average, between 105 and 203 officers die in the line of duty each year, 50,000 officers are assaulted in the line of duty each year, 14,000 officers are injured in the line of duty each year, and over 300 officers commit suicide each year. There is no other profession in the world, except possibly the military, where you will find these kinds of statistics.

Being a law enforcement officer truly is an impossible job. You must be professional, courteous, caring and yet be ready to protect the public at all times. You must be prepared to make life and death decisions in a moment's notice. You take an amazing amount of abuse at times, but have to view this abuse as just "part of the job." You do not have the liberty to express your emotions during many situations.

Law enforcement officers play such an integral part in our society. Without law enforcement officers, chaos would reign. Have you ever thought about what you would do if you were in trouble - a car accident, a home invasion, an assault - and you did not have someone to call for help? No matter how much abuse law enforcement takes, they continue to do their job, and do it well. They are the guardians of our way of life and they deserve our support.

On January 9th, we call our nation’s citizens to action in support of law enforcement. Those citizens who appreciate law enforcement and are discouraged about the negative attention being given to law enforcement are encouraged take time on Friday, January 9th to show their support. Our citizens can show their support in a number of ways:

  • Change your profile picture on social media to the .jpg image attached to this event
  • See a police officer? Thank a police officer
  • Wear blue clothing in support of law enforcement
  • Send a card of support to your local police department or state agency
  • Share a positive story about a positive law enforcement experience on social media
  • Ask children in your community write letters in support of law enforcement
  • Participate in Project Blue Light. Proudly display your blue light in support of law enforcement.
  • Organize an event or a rally in support of your law enforcement officers
  • Advertise your support through local media outlets/billboards
  • Post the public service announcement supplied by C.O.P.S. to your law enforcement’s webpage or social media pages


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