Michigan FOP
State Lodge of Michigan
  • December 16, 2018
     
     
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    Michigan Fraternal Order of Police

    3474 Alaiedon Pkwy
    Suite 500
    Okemos, MI 48864

    (517) 367-8000
     

  • Officers & Staff
    President

    Mike Sauger

    Mike has worked for the Warren Police Department since 1998. His positions have included, Dispatch, Patrol, FTO, Community Policing, Bicycle Patrol, PAL Director, Explorer Advisor and since 2011, Mike has served as Full Time Union President for the Warren Police Officers Association.

    Mike has been a member of the Christopher M Wouters Lodge No. 124 for over fifteen years.  Mike served various executive board positions and in 2015, became the State Lodge Vice President. In 2018, he was elected State Lodge President. 

    Mike resides in Sterling Heights with his wife, Deanna, and three children, Autumn, Mckenzie, and Nathan.  




    Vice President

    John Marasco
    John started his career in Law Enforcement in 1994. He has served as a Patrol Officer and as a Detective with the Wolverine Lake Police Department for the past 14 years; prior to that he was with the Highland Park Public Safety Department.
    John has been an FOP member since 2003. John serving his 5th term as State Lodge Secretary and had served for two years as District 11 Trustee, one year as State Lodge Sgt at Arms and one year as State Lodge Treasurer John is currently the Treasurer and Immediate Past President of Lodge #128, he has served as President, Treasurer and Trustee of his home Lodge. John is also the President of the Wolverine Lake Police Officers Association which is affiliated with MIFOP Labor Council. John is married to Judy they live in Livonia with their two children Sam and Sarah.



    Secretary

    John Ousnamer

    John has worked at the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office since May 1980. John has worked patrol, corrections, investigations, training and administration for the department. John has worked many special details including World Cup Soccer, Super Bowl XXL, Woodward Dream Cruise, Pine Knob/DTE Music Theater, Presidential security detail and traveled to the United Kingdom representing Oakland County. John assisted running the Gun Range for 2 years as the primary Firearms Instructor and Rangemaster.

    John has been an Active member of the Fraternal Order of Police since June 1983, first with Southwest Oakland County Lodge 128 then moving to the James R. Lafnear Metro-Pontiac Lodge 132. John has held several offices in Lodge 132 including Vice President for 3 years and President for 3 years. John has served on both Local and State Committees which include the local Pistol Match Committee, Entertainment Committee and Golf Committee. John has served on the State Golf Outing Committee 2011-2013, Elections Committee as Chairman in 2012 and the State Audit Committee 2012. John is currently on the State Golf Outing Committee, State Audit Committee and the State Training Committee.

    John has been married to Leslie since 1989 and has four children Amanda, Michael, John Jr. (Charlie) and Christine. Amanda gave him his first Grandchild in February 2013. They currently live in Waterford.




    Treasurer

    Ken Willis

    Current Treasurer of Central Macomb Lodge #187.  Began career as dispatcher for the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office in 2003.  Promoted to Deputy Sheriff in 2012.  Currently assigned to road patrol in Macomb Township.  




    Second VP

    Todd Gilchrist

    Todd has over 20 years of law enforcement experience spending the past 8 years as a Sergeant with the Muskegon County Sheriff’s Office.  Todd has also worked in the EMS and Fire fields.  Todd and his wife Kimberly have been married for 15 years and have 3 children, ages 14-25.  Todd enjoys sports and has worked as a high school sports referee for the past 10 years.




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    Sgt-At-Arms
    Mandi Brunner

    Mandi is an Active member of the Capitol City Lodge #141 and has served as her Lodge Sgt-At-Arms, Secretary and Treasurer.   Mandi has worked as a police officer for the City of Lansing for over 12 years.  Previously, Mandi has served as District 10 Trustee. 




    Chairman of District Trustees

    Pat Buckely
    Pat retired in 2009 after 37 years with the Portage Police Department, during that time he had been President of the Portage Police Officers Association. Pat is a member of the Kalamazoo Lodge #98 he has been a member since 1978 and was the Vice President of that lodge. He has been on numerous committees for the State Lodge and has been District 1 Trustee for Two years and District 9 Trustee for over 5 years. Pat is married to his wife Cindy they have two children and two grandchildren.


    Immediate Past President

    Joe Adams

    Joseph Adams Lives in the City of New Baltimore with his Wife, Abby and 2 sons Brady (6) and Ben (4). He works for the City of Grosse Pointe Department of Public Safety for 16 years. He started his career with Mackinaw City Police Dept for 1 summer. He graduate with a Bachelors of Science in Law Enforcement from Lake Superior State University (Sault Ste Marie, MI) . Currently he is a Sergeant  for the City of Grosse Pointe. Brother Adams has been a member of Grosse Pointe Lodge 102 for over 13 years. He has held position of secretary (4 yr) vice president (2yr), president (4 yrs) is currently the lodge Immediate past president (1yr). Brother Adams has been very involved with Special Olympics of MI now for 12 years. Brother Adams thanks you for giving him the chance to lead the State lodge in the right direction. “ I promise to give you 110% commitment to make MI FOP the best it can be”.  Brother Adams served as State Lodge President from 2015 to 2018.  




    National Trustee

    Harold West

    Bio Coming Soon




    Executive Director

    Dave Hiller

    David Hiller, Grosse Pointe Park native, is executive director of the Michigan Fraternal Order of Police (MFOP).  Prior to joining MFOP, Hiller served on the City of Grosse Pointe Park Police Force and the Detroit Police Force for 48 years.  He earned a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Wayne State University and a master's degree in public administration from Central Michigan University.  He retired Jan. 2016 as Grosse Pointe Park's police chief to join MFOP.

    MFOP is the Michigan chapter of the world's largest organization of sworn law enforcement officers committed to improving the working conditions of law officers and the safety of those it serves.  In 2016, Gov. Rick Snyder appointed Hiller to the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) to help foster public trust in law enforcement.




    Phone:
    517-367-8000
    District 1 Trustee

    Ruthie Gillette

    DISTRICT 1 TRUSTEE
    Ruthie Gillette
    St. Joseph Lodge #96

    Ruthie is an Active Member and Treasurer of the St. Joseph Lodge #96, and has been District 1 Trustee for the past 4 years.




    District 2 Trustee

    Pam Lasley

    DISTRICT 2 TRUSTEE
    Pam Lasley
    Wayne B. Fitch Lodge #138

     

    Pam is an active FOP Member and employee of Calhoun County Sheriff’s Department since 1997.  Pam served as treasurer of the Wayne B. Fitch Lodge #138 for 15 years.  Pam also served as State Treasurer and District Trustee.  Pam serves on the Sheriff’s Training Advisory Council as the FOP Representative for 5 years.  Pam has also served on the State Lodge LETR, Special Olympics, Ways and Means, and Essay Contest Committees. 




    District 3 Trustee

    Dan Heythaler

    DISTRICT 3 TRUSTEE
    Dan Heythaler
    Central Macomb Lodge #187

     

    Bio Coming Soon




    District 4 Trustee

    Curt Dennis

     DISTRICT 4 TRUSTEE
    Curt Dennis
    Motor City Lodge #188

     

    Bio Coming Soon




    District 5 Trustee
    Curtis Franks

    DISTRICT 5 TRUSTEE
    Curtis Franks
    Ben Bradford Lodge #135

     

    Bio Coming Soon




    District 6 Trustee

    Rod Schanck

    DISTRICT 6 TRUSTEE
    Rod Schanck
    Bay City Lodge 103

    BIO COMING SOON!




    District 7 Trustee

    John Wilson

    DISTRICT 7 TRUSTEE
    John E. Wilson
    Sault Ste Marie Lodge #115

    John worked for the Michigan State Police from 1978 to 2003, when he retired as a Sergeant.  John also taught shooting and criminal justice at Lake Superior State University from 1992-2005.  John is an active FOP member of Sault Ste Marie Lodge #115 and has served as Treasurer, Vice-President and President.  John is also a member of the VFW, American Legion, Moose, and Masonic Lodge.




    District 8 Trustee

    Paul Johnson

    DISTRICT 8 TRUSTEE
    Paul Johnson
    Gerald R Ford Lodge #97

     

    BIO COMING SOON




    District 9 Trustee

    Pat Buckley

    DISTRICT 9 TRUSTEE
    Patrick Buckley, 
    Portage, MI

    Pat retired in 2009 after 37 years with the Portage Police Department, during that time he had been President of the Portage Police Officers Association. Pat is a member of the Kalamazoo Lodge #98 he has been a member since 1978 and was the Vice President of that lodge. He has been on numerous committees for the State Lodge and has been District 1 Trustee for Two years and District 9 Trustee for over 5 years. Pat is married to his wife Cindy they have two children and two grandchildren.




    District 11 Trustee

    John Shier

    DISTRICT 11 TRUSTEE
    John Shier
    Stanley Clark Lodge #128

    BIO COMING SOON!




    District 12 Trustee

    Kathy Miller

    DISTRICT 12 TRUSTEE
    Kathy Miller
    Christopher M. Wouters Lodge #124

    Bio Coming Soon




    State Auxiliary President
    Sheila Taylor

    BIO COMING SOON!




    Office Staff
    Nikki Schmidt

    Phone:
    517-367-8000

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