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MSP Program Descriptions and Organizational Structure

Michigan State Police

Organization Details

Col. Joseph Gasper

Director

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Mailing Address
P.O. Box 30634
Lansing, Michigan 48909
Directions
Contact Information
Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET

24/7: 517-332-2521

Fax: 517-241-6815

Biometrics and Identification Unit

Organization Details

Ms. Angie Yankowski

Commander

Contact Information
Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET

517-284-3166

The Biometrics and Identification Division (BID) utilizes cutting edge technologies to assist law enforcement agencies, primarily in the areas of criminal identification and polygraph. Biometric databases housed in BID include the Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS), Statewide Network of Agency Photos (SNAP), and Combined DNA Index System (CODIS). BID also oversees forensic art, audio-video analysis, and the photo lab and crime scene image repository. 

Budget and Financial Services Division

Organization Details

Ms. Amanda Baker

Commander

Contact Information

Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET

517-336-6376

The Budget and Financial Services Division (BFSD) is responsible for developing and monitoring the department's budget, purchasing, and fleet management. 

Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division

Organization Details

Capt. Richard Arnold

Commander

Contact Information
Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET

517-284-3250

The motor carrier officers of the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division (CVED) conduct road patrol activities focused on commercial vehicle enforcement. Additional responsibilities include conducting federal compliance reviews and investigations, school bus inspections, and conducting safety audits. CVED's Regulatory and Credentialing Section is responsible for insurance and safety regulations of intrastate for-hire motor carriers, as well as regulating rate and consumer protection of intrastate motor carriers of household goods. 

Criminal Justice Information Center

Organization Details

Ms. Michelle Kleckler

Commander

Contact Information
Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET

517-241-0600

The Criminal Justice Information Center (CJIC) is responsible for the administration of legislatively mandated programs and central repositories for criminal histories, sex offenders, pistol registrations, concealed pistol licenses, local case management, traffic crashes, and crime data.

Eighth District

Organization Details

Capt. Clint Michelin

Commander

Contact Information
Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. ET

906-225-7030

The Eighth District consists of seven posts in 15 counties, encompassing the entire Upper Peninsula. The Negaunee Post is responsible for Marquette and Alger counties. The Sault Ste. Marie Post is responsible for Chippewa and Luce counties. The St. Ignace Post is responsible for Mackinac and Schoolcraft counties. The Gladstone Post covers Delta and Menominee counties. The Iron Mountain Post covers Iron and Dickinson counties. The Wakefield Post covers Gogebic and Ontonagon counties. The Calumet Post is responsible for Houghton, Baraga and Keweenaw counties.

Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division

Organization Details

Capt. Kevin Sweeney

Commander

Contact Information
Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET

517-284-3966

The Emergency Management & Homeland Security Division (EMHSD) is responsible for assisting local jurisdictions with response and recovery efforts for natural and man-made disasters, and serves as the state’s liaison with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The EMHSD also maintains Michigan’s Emergency Management Plan.

Executive Operations

Organization Details

Lt. Col. Amy Dehner

Chief Deputy Director

Contact Information
Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET

517-284-3202

Executive Operations is led by the Chief Deputy Director, who serves as assistant to the Director. The Human Resources Division, Professional Standards Section, Risk Management Section, Internal Control Coordinator, Public Affairs Section, Government Relations Section, and Records Resource Section report directly to the Chief Deputy Director.

Field Operations Bureau

Organization Details

Lt. Col. Dale Hinz

Commander

Contact Information

Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET

517-284-3172

Comprised of the First, Second, Third, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Districts, as well as the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division, Special Operations Division, and Special Investigation Division. 

Field Support Bureau

Organization Details

Lt. Col. Chris Kelenske

Commander

Contact Information
Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET

517-284-3309

Comprised of the Criminal Justice Information Center, Forensic Science Division, Biometrics and Identification Division, Information Technology Division, Intelligence Operation Division, Grants and Community Services Division, Training Division, Office of Behavioral Science, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division, Office of Highway Safety Planning, Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards, and 911 Administration.

Fifth District

Organization Details

Capt. Mike Brown

Commander

Contact Information
Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. ET

269-657-6081

The Fifth District has four posts covering nine counties. The Paw Paw Post covers Van Buren and Kalamazoo counties. The Wayland Post is responsible for Allegan and Barry Counties. The Niles Post is responsible for Berrien and Cass counties. The Marshall Post is responsible for Calhoun, Branch, and St. Joseph counties. 

First District

Organization Details

Capt. Steve O'Neill

Commander

Contact Information
Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. ET

517-322-1912

The First District consists of four posts covering nine counties. The Lansing Post is responsible for Ingham, Eaton, and Clinton counties. The Brighton Post is responsible for Livingston and Washtenaw counties. The Jackson Post is responsible for Jackson and Hillsdale counties. The Monroe Post is responsible for Monroe and Lenawee counties.

Forensic Science Division

Organization Details

Mr. Jeff Nye

Commander

Contact Information
Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET

517-284-3491

The Forensic Science Division comprises eight forensic laboratories located throughout the state, employing state-of-the-art technology to assist law enforcement agencies with evidence analysis.  In addition to crime scene response and processing, the laboratories provide analysis in the areas of biology/DNA, firearms and toolmarks, trace evidence/questioned documents, toxicology, bloodstain pattern analysis, latent prints, and controlled substances. 

Grants and Community Services Division

Organization Details

Ms. Nancy Becker Bennett

Commander

Contact Information
Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET

517-284-3208

The Grants and Community Services Division (GCSD) oversees the department’s community outreach efforts, including the MSP Angel Program for persons seeking treatment for drug dependency. The GCSD also provides guidance and oversight for federal, state, and private grants available to criminal justice agencies, and is responsible for facilities and warehouse management. 

Human Resources Division

Organization Details

Ms. Stephanie Horton

Commander

Contact Information
Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET

517-284-3175

The Human Resources Division oversees the department’s human resources activities and services, including employee equality and inclusion, labor relations, disability management, classification and selection, performance management, and recruitment and selection of enforcement members.

Information Technology Division

Organization Details

Capt. Matt Bolger

Commander

Contact Information
Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET

517-449-9194

The Information Technology Support Division is responsible for developing and implementing the department's information technology strategic plan, monitoring and analyzing technology trends that could improve the department's performance, establishing technology standards, and providing recommendations on the department's technology landscape, developments, and projects.

Intelligence Operations Division

Organization Details

Capt. Troy Allen

Commander

Contact Information
Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET

517-284-3337

The Intelligence Operations Division (IOD) includes the Michigan Intelligence Operations Center for Homeland Security (MIOC), Michigan’s fusion center; the Operations Section, which coordinates and deploys MSP’s resources statewide 24 hours a day, seven days a week; the Cyber Section, consisting of  Michigan Cyber Command Center, Computer Crimes Unit, and Michigan Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force; and MSP’s four Regional Communications Centers (RCC), which are located in Lansing, Detroit, Gaylord, and Negaunee.

Internal Control Coordinator

Organization Details

Ms. Jaqueline Reese

Commander

Contact Information

Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET

517-284-3136

The Internal Control Coordinator evaluates the department's internal controls as it relates to programs, systems, and financial operations. This position coordinates audits, negotiates the resolution of audit findings, and monitors corrective action plans.

Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards

Organization Details

Mr. Timothy Bourgeois

Commander

Contact Information
Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET

517-636-7864

The Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) is mandated by statute to set standards for the selection, employment, licensing, retention, and training of law enforcement officers in the state of Michigan and to promulgate rules to govern these functions. 

Office of Behavioral Science

Organization Details

Vacant

Commander

Contact Information
Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET

888-677-2999

The Office of Behavioral Science serves members of the department, as well as the law enforcement community at-large. The Office offers services to enhance the mental health of employees, and works in collaboration with the law enforcement community to assist in solving crimes. 

Office of Highway Safety Planning

Organization Details

Ms. Alicia Sledge (Acting)

Commander

Contact Information
Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET

517-284-3332

The Office of Highway Safety Planning (OHSP) administers state and federal highway safety-related grant programs with funding from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Michigan Truck Safety Fund, and the Secondary Road Patrol and Accident Prevention Program.

Organizational Development Division

Organization Details

Capt. Ken Dilg

Commander

Contact Information
Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET

517-512-0356

The Organizational Development Division provides training and development opportunities customized to the needs of the MSP and its members. 

Professional Development Bureau

Organization Details

Lt. Col. Mike Krumm

Commander

Contact Information
Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET

517-388-8885

The Professional Development Bureau oversees training and professional development for all department members.

Second District

Organization Details

Capt. Phil Menna

Commander

Contact Information
Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. ET

313-456-0020

Second District includes the Metro North and Metro South Posts. The Metro North Post covers Oakland and Macomb counties, and the Metro South Post is responsible for Wayne County and the City of Detroit. 

Seventh District

Organization Details

Capt. Jennifer Johnson

Commander

Contact Information

Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. ET

989-705-3800

The Seventh District has four posts that cover 19 counties. The Cadillac Post covers Wexford, Manistee, Benzie, Leelanau, and Grand Traverse counties. The Houghton Lake Post covers Roscommon, Missaukee, Crawford, and Kalkaska counties. The Gaylord Post covers Emmet, Charlevoix, Antrim, Cheboygan, and Otsego counties. The Alpena Post is responsible for Alpena, Alcona, Montmorency, Oscoda, and Presque Isle counties.

Sixth District

Organization Details

Vacant

Commander

Contact Information

Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. ET

616-866-6666

The Sixth District has four posts covering 14 counties. The Rockford Post is responsible for Kent, Muskegon, and Ottawa counties. The Hart Post is responsible for Lake, Mason, Newaygo, and Oceana counties. The Mount Pleasant Post covers Clare, Isabella, Mecosta, and Osceola counties. The Lakeview Post covers Gratiot, Ionia, and Montcalm counties.

Special Investigation Division

Organization Details

Capt. James Smiley

Commander

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Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET
The Special Investigation Division (SID) consists of the Field Resources Section, Narcotics Investigation Section, Fraud Investigation Section, and Marijuana and Tobacco Investigation Section.

Special Operations Division

Organization Details

Capt. David Sosinski

Commander

Contact Information
Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET

517-327-4734

The Special Operations Division houses the department’s specialty teams including the Emergency Support Team, Marine Services Team, Aviation Unit, Canine Unit, Bomb Squad, and Traffic Crash Reconstruction Unit. Additionally, this division includes the Executive Protection Section and the state properties security officers who provide security at state-owned buildings in Lansing and at the Secondary Complex.

State 911 Administration

Organization Details

Ms. Joni Harvey

Commander

Contact Information
Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET

 517-284-3033

The State 911 Office is responsible for oversight of the State 911 Dispatcher Training Program and funds and coordinates the work of the State 911 Committee (SNC), which promotes the successful development, implementation, and operation of Michigan’s 911 systems.

Third District

Organization Details

Vacant

Commander

Contact Information

Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. ET

810-733-9380

The Third District consists of five posts covering 14 counties. The Tri-City Post is responsible for Bay, Midland, and Saginaw counties. The West Branch Post is responsible for Ogemaw, Iosco, Gladwin, and Arenac counties. The Caro Post is responsible for Huron, Tuscola, and Sanilac counties. The Lapeer Post is responsible for Lapeer and St. Clair counties. The Flint Post is responsible for Genesee and Shiawassee counties. 

Training Division

Organization Details

Capt. James Grady

Commander

Contact Information
Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET

517-636-6868

The Training Division supports the department and the criminal justice community through educational programs both at MSP’s Training Academy in Dimondale and at various off-site locations around the state. This division is responsible for conducting MSP recruit schools for new enforcement members and in-service trainings for current members. 

Transparency and Accountability Division

Organization Details

Capt. Thomas Deasy

Commander

Contact Information
Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET

517-284-3202

The Transparency and Accountability Division houses the Government Relations Section, Professional Standards Section, Public Affairs Section, Records Resource Section, and Risk Management Section.