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January 5th, 2022
To Our MAP Local Unit Leaderships/Members;
After long and deliberate consideration over the holiday period by the board of directors, I am disappointed to announce that the decision has been made to cancel this year’s annual MAP Awards Banquet originally scheduled for Saturday January 29th, 2022 at the Portland Elks Club.
The board agonized at length over this decision as we recognize that events like this and the recognitions that are part of it are needed now more than ever during one of the most trying and difficult times in our profession.
At the heart of this decision were the experiences, recognition and concerns shared by all our units, including the lack of staffing, incredible overtime workloads and the impact on the family and personal lives of our members. In monitoring the increasing concern and resurgence of COVID cases, the board elected to act out of not only the safety and interests of our members, but for their families and workplaces as well.
Although we will not be together in person on the 29th, the board recognizes the absolute importance of recognizing the incredible work of our members, community members and organizations that have made a difference to so many. That is why the board will continue with the nomination and awards process and is intent on making presentations to those recognized.
The board of directors will continue to discuss the best way to achieve this and will be communicating with both those making nominations and those selected once a process of presenting awards has been developed. We would like to thank ALL those making nominations and want you to know that each and every one will be considered.
Absent an actual event, there is no more important time as a fraternal organization and our members to celebrate the vital and irreplaceable service being delivered every day by the men and women of Maine law enforcement!
Stay safe, check on and watch out for each other.
Thank you and Stay Safe.
LAW ENFORCEMENT IN MAINE IN 2020
Maine Chiefs of Police - Maine Sheriffs - Maine Department of Public SafetyThe Maine Chiefs of Police Association, along with the Maine Sheriffs Association and the Maine Department of Public Safety have put together a joint informational document outlining the many how Maine has and continues to outpace the national effort to address the challenges in addressing police, public, and race relations.You can read the report HERE
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Free Peer to Peer Support App from the All Clear FoundationGo To: https://responderrel8.com/
We know First Responder wellbeing is important to you, so we want to be sure you are aware of ResponderRel8 – the peer-to-peer app for First Responders that enables them to connect, commiserate and celebrate anonymously (if they choose).
As you know, the complexities and stressors of response work are higher than ever due to the COVID-19 pandemic so, thanks to generous donations from All Clear Foundation’s supporters, we’re currently providing subscription-free access to ResponderRel8. First Responders can share information, stressors and experiences anonymously with their colleagues – without fear, stigma or politics getting in the way.
First Responders can access the app directly and chat with peers who have “been there, done that” – no association or organizational commitments required. It’s great for rural and volunteer responders who have very little access to resources as well as those in metro areas where it can complement in-person resources.
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Selected PSA MAP Has "Your SIX"We are proud to invite our members and supporters to the inaugural Maine Association of Police Podcast; "YOUR SIX"! This is the culmination of a long process of planning, technical assistance and hard work to bring a new level of communication and access to our members throughout the state.Your SIX will provide our members with topical and current issues affecting our law enforcement profession, including; legal, labor, family and all things related to our fraternal concern. We will be using both audio and video casts with a myriad of guests and topics.
We are very honored to have Randy Sutton, a national speaker, subject expert, and former Las Vegas Metro PD Lieutenant as our first guest. We will be talking about Randy's new national initiative - "The Wounded Blue" and MAP being one of the first to partner and support the effort!
YOUR SIX debuted at NOON TODAY on our Facebook page as well as our website, with the first episode open for public viewing . After this first viewing, this will become a member only accessible service for our loyal members. You can also now view our first episode using the link below.
Stay safe and we have Your SIX!for more information about Rany Sutton & The Wounded Blue, go to;
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