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State Police Announce New Regionalized Posts; 29 Locations Will Serve the Public

Contact: Shanon Banner, Public Affairs, (517) 241-0955
Agency: State Police

LANSING. Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue, director of the Michigan State Police (MSP), today announced that the department will begin operating under a new regionalized post structure this month.  This new structure is part of the department's regional policing plan, which was first announced in March 2011.

Statewide, the MSP is reducing the number of posts from 62 to 29.  The regional policing plan, which helps the department achieve its $17.7 million general fund reduction for fiscal year 2012, allows the department to continue its mission and achieve necessary cost savings without laying off a single trooper. 

"The Michigan State Police is committed to providing public safety statewide and troopers will remain in all 83 counties," said Etue.  "The regional policing plan provides increased trooper visibility while relying less upon traditional bricks and mortar post buildings, making the department more mobile and flexible for responding to emerging community public safety needs."

The following regional posts will remain fully operational and open to the public, Monday - Friday from       8 a.m. - 4 p.m.:

Alpena

Coldwater

Iron Mountain

Monroe

Sault Ste. Marie

Bay City

Flint

Jackson

Mt. Pleasant

St. Ignace

Brighton

Gaylord

Lakeview

Negaunee

Wakefield

Caro

Gladstone

Lansing

Niles

Wayland

Cadillac

Hart

Lapeer

Paw Paw

West Branch

Calumet

Houghton Lake

Metro (Oak Park)

Rockford

 

 
These regional posts were selected for their strategic location in the region, long-term structural viability and ability to accept new technology.

Beginning on Oct. 16, 2011, 19 former MSP posts will convert to detachments, which are facilities where troopers can start and end their shifts, store property/evidence and meet with the public by appointment.  Detachments will not maintain public lobby hours.  These locations include:

Bad Axe

Hastings

Metro South

Sandusky

Cheboygan*

Ionia

Newberry

Traverse City

East Tawas

Jonesville

Newyago

White Pigeon

Grand Haven

Kalkaska

Petoskey

Ypsilanti

Groveland

Mansitique

Reed City

 

*Cheboygan became a detachment on Oct. 2, 2011

The following posts are slated to close permanently, although dates for vacating each facility will vary, none of these locations will maintain public lobby hours after October 14, 2011:

Adrian

Detroit

Manistee

Battle Creek

Gladwin

Munising*

Bridgeport

Iron River

Richmond

Bridgman**

Ithaca

Stephenson*

Corunna

L'Anse

 

*Munising and Stephenson closed their lobbies on Sept. 18, 2011
**Bridgman will close its lobby on Oct. 8, 2011

For additional information on the MSP Regional Policing Plan, click on the Regional Policing Plan link on the left side of the MSP Web page at www.michigan.gov/msp.

To contact the MSP 24-hours a day, call 1-800-525-5555.

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