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Mar 19, 2015
The Maine Military Museum and Learning Center 50 Peary Terrace, South Portland
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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

Save The Date

MAP Quarterly Full Board Meeting

THURSDAY, March 19th, 2015

10 AM

The Maine Military Museum

50 Peary Terrace, South Portland

Lunch Follows Meeting at Easy Day Bowling

725 Broadway, South Portland

Tentative Agenda

Regular Election of Executive Board Officers (2nd/3rd/4th Vice Presidents)

Legal Report

2014 Annual Financial Report

Legislative Report

Office Expansion Update

Business Items for Full Board Discussion

Other business as brought by the board or TBA

There will be a raffle prize drawing for those board representatives who attend

Election of 2nd /3rd /4th Vice Presidents (Formerly Northern, Southern and At-large Vice Presidents)

(Positions expiring in March of 2015 currently held by: Tracey Higley (Rumford PD), Larry Morrill (Bangor PD) and Amy Gagne (Sanford PD).

Nominations for these executive board positions will be accepted from the floor on the day of the meeting. Members interested in running for an open position must be present at this meeting to accept nominations and participate in the voting. The elected member(s) commit to attending all meetings and executing the tasks of the executive and full boards. If any member has questions about an executive board position, they can the contact the MAP Office at 767-2558. The Vice President’s Position description is listed below.

From the MAP State Bylaws:

IV.       EXECUTIVE BOARD

The Board of Directors shall elect, from the individual membership, by secret ballot, an Executive Board, which shall consist of a President, four (4) Vice Presidents ( first, second, third and fourth - title does not reflect higher rank) and a Secretary/Treasurer. The Executive Board members shall receive a stipend as set by the Board of Directors. The Executive Board will govern the conduct of the affairs of MAP except as expressly reserved to the Board of Directors as provided herein or under law. The term of office for these positions will be for two (2) years, which shall be served in its entirety, absent resignation, or removal pursuant to Article X below. At the discretion of the Executive Board, absence from six (6) Executive Board meetings during a one-year period will be deemed hereunder to be a resignation by that officeholder. The Executive Board will appoint members of all committees including but not limited to the Appeals Committee. In addition to other expenditures as authorized by these bylaws, the Executive Board will have authority to spend up to one thousand dollars ($1,000) without authority from the Board of Directors. A quorum for meetings will be three or more members.

The Executive Board shall manage the MAP Charities program and will represent the best interest of the program in its goals and shall have the authority to vote on the disbursement of funds from the charities account when appropriate.

X.        ELECTION OF OFFICERS

            The officers of the Association shall consist of the President, four (4) Vice-Presidents (first, second, third and fourth), and the Secretary/Treasurer, which shall comprise the Executive Board, all of whom shall be elected by and from the Board of Directors for two (2) year terms. The President, the first Vice-President, and Secretary/Treasurer will be elected in even numbered years; the remaining Vice- Presidents be elected in odd numbered years. In the event of a tie vote in an election, other than for President, the President shall determine whom among the candidates will serve the term.

            The nomination and election of officers shall be held annually during the month of March to fill expired terms of current office holders.

Any officer elected by the Board of Directors may be removed by two thirds vote of the Board of Directors, by secret ballot, at any meeting at which a quorum of the Board of Directors are present. Such a removal can be carried out, whenever, in the judgment of the Board of Directors, the best interest of MAP would be served by the removal.

MAP Executive Board Position Descriptions: Duties and Responsibilities

DUTIES OF VICE-PRESIDENTS

In the absence of the President, he or she may appoint a Vice-President to preside at meetings.

Vice-Presidents shall perform their duties as members of the Executive Board and as otherwise authorized herein or by the Board of Directors.

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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