The following letter was sent to Royal Oak Patch by Det. Don Swiatkowski, president, Royal Oak Detectives Association:
As we near the general election date of Nov. 6, I would like to address the candidacy of Derek Meinecke for 44th District Court Judge. Derek Meinecke has been endorsed by all three Royal Oak Police Unions, and all three unions were proud to give that endorsement nearly 6 months ago. As Election Day approaches, please know that our support in Derek Meinecke remains firm, united, and can not be questioned.
Derek Meinecke is not a politician. Derek Meinecke is a well tested prosecutor and the only candidate with the pervasive legal knowledge and experience to serve the citizens of Royal Oak. His integrity and genuine concern for the law and those he serves is admirable and commendable. After an extensive career of serving with the Oakland County Prosecutors Office, Derek Meinecke is ready and able to be the next 44th District Court Judge.
As Election Day draws near, understand that by choosing Derek Meinecke, you will be choosing not only a dedicated, civic minded altruistic man, but also a man that has devoted his career to the pursuit of justice, the protection of the vulnerable, and the common good of all citizens.
President, Royal Oak Detectives Association
Royal Oak Command Officers Association
Royal Oak Police Officers Association