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MSP to Participate in 6-State Trooper Project Multi-State Enforcement Effort

Contact: Insp. Dan Pekrul, MSP Field Services Bureau (517) 241-0238

July 18, 2014

Lansing. Michigan State Police (MSP) troopers will join forces with five other state law enforcement agencies as part of the 6-State Trooper Project to focus on distracted driving enforcement from July 20-26.

“In addition to focusing on distracted driving behaviors, troopers will also be on the lookout for seat belt use, speeding, aggressive and impaired driving,” said Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue, director of the MSP. “Multi-state initiatives such as this allow us to align resources with neighboring states to focus on improving traffic safety.”

Members of the 6-State Trooper Project include the MSP, Ohio State Highway Patrol, Kentucky State Police, Indiana State Police, Pennsylvania State Police and West Virginia State Police. This multi-state law enforcement partnership provides combined and coordinated law enforcement services in the areas of highway safety, criminal patrol and intelligence sharing.