Phone: 517-367-8000
Michigan FOP
Labor Staff
Updated On: Jan 30, 2019

Dave Willis, FOPLC Chief Operating Officer

Dave started his career as a Corrections Officer and retired after 25 ½ years as a Sergeant from the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office, in Mt Clemens. Dave worked as a supervisor for nearly 15 years, with job assignments as a Detective, Detective Sergeant, Evidence Technician, Traffic Bureau, Crises Negotiator, Fire Investigator and lastly as a Shift Commander on midnights. He has over 25 years as a member of the Fraternal Order of Police. Joining Lodge 112 in 1989 and assisted in forming Central Macomb Lodge 187 in 2001. He served locally as the Charter Secretary and elected for two terms as Lodge President, he currently holds the position of Lodge Trustee. He also was elected and served on the State Fraternal order of Police Board as 2nd Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. Dave has extensive experience in collective bargaining, contract interpretation, grievances, mediation, fact finding and arbitration hearing.

Len Paquette, FOP Business Agent

Len served for 28 years as a law enforcement officer and sergeant with the City of Taylor Police. With his 16 years as President of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 123, he has expertise in collective bargaining, grievance processing, contract interpretation, unfair labor practices, and representing officers. He has been a Business Agent for the FOPLC for over 10 years. 

John Belile, FOP Business Agent

John is a retired Corrections Sergeant from the Kent County Sheriff’s Department with extensive labor relations experience and management skills associated with a public safety community. He served as President of the Kent County Deputy Sheriff’s Association for approximately 12 years and was involved in a wide range of labor relations activities.  These activities involved bargaining, grievances, Unfair Labor Practices, workplace discrimination, bargaining unit clarifications and Michigan Employment Relations Commission hearings.

John has a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Grand Valley State University and an Associate’s Degree in Law Enforcement from Alpena Community College.  John lives in Holland Michigan.

Ed Fox, FOP Business Agent

Ed joined our team on November 4, 2013.  Ed comes to us after working and honorably retiring from the Michigan Department of Corrections.  He worked in various correctional facilities as a Corrections Officer and held positions with the Michigan Corrections Officers Association as a Grievance Coordinator and Organization Chapter Officer.

He served two terms as President of the 10 thousand plus Michigan Corrections Officers Association.  Ed is a past member of the Muskegon County Community Corrections Advisory Board and Board Member of the National Association of Corrections Officers.  Ed has a wealth of knowledge and experience in labor matters and will be an asset to the FOPLC.

Mark A. Porter, State Lodge Legal Counsel

Mark A. Porter is a retired police officer who has been active in the FOP since 1973. He is currently the managing partner of Mark A. Porter & Associates PLLC, in Madison Hts, MI. 

Contact Info
Michigan FOP
3474 Alaiedon Parkway, Suite 500
Okemos, MI 48864

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