Michigan Association of Police Organizations
The Michigan Association of Police Organizations (MAPO) is a political advocacy and lobbying organization representing eight Michigan police unions.
In 2008, MAPO got involved in the Andy Dillon recall, paying for a robocall in mid-April asking people not to sign the recall petition. According to online news analyst Chet Zarko, the script for the robocall said:
Hello, this is Rich Wyler, president of the Michigan Association of Police Organizations, the state's largest law enforcement group. An extremist group is circulating petitions to recall State Representative Andy Dillon. Troopers and officers across the state support Andy Dillon and urge you not to sign a recall petition. These paid out-of-towners are using illegal and deceptive tactics to get you to sign. Don't let them get away with it. The Michigan Association of Police Organizations strongly opposes a recall and we urge you not to sign a recall petition.Mr. Zarko comments, "You'd think police officers of all people would know the law and know that you don't accuse people of illegal tactics without evidence."
- Outside Lansing, "Breaking: RoboCalls from police lobby attempt to protect Dillon from recall petition", Chet Zarko, April 15, 2008