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Underhill Martin Pres PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE
Summer 2014
By Chief Martin Underhill
Grand Ledge Police Department

I want to congratulate Director Stevenson and our Executive Board for a great Summer Conference. The training continues to get better each year. This summer was no exception. With 15 training sessions on everything from Alzheimer’s to Technology Advancements in Police Work, every chief in attendance had a real opportunity to take home some new tools to their department


Media Hype Concerning the Supposed "Militarization" of Local Police Departments

Executive Director's Message
By Robert Stevenson, Retired Chief

There has been much recent media hype concerning the supposed “Militarization” of local police departments. This representation is absolutely false and it is important that our organization counter these false claims.

The 1033 program came about in the early 1990’s as a way to get excess equipment from the military that was applicable for civilian law enforcement use to state, local, and federal agencies. This equipment included exercise equipment, gloves, boats, office equipment, vehicles, handcuffs, binoculars as well as rifles and armored personnel vehicles (APV).