Not long after graduating from the 101st Trooper Recruit School in 1987, and at the push from a partner, Capt. John Halpin visited Newberry. Growing up in Marine City, in St. Clair County, he’d only been to the Upper Peninsula once before, to Sault Ste. Marie.
Excitement filled the rooms that separated 65 recruits into small groups to adhere to social distancing guidelines. Just minutes away from becoming Michigan State Police Troopers, every deep breath taken to calm graduation day nerves was contained by a face mask.
Tpr. Cabria Shirley purchased 53 small American flags, each adorned with the Thin Blue Line, and carefully added the names of the Michigan State Police’s fallen – 53 who have given their lives in the line of duty.
To our MSP moms and moms everywhere, we wish you a very Happy Mother's Day!
Follow along with troopers from the MSP Lansing Post as they read a children's book each Thursday.
Could that Mister Rogers quote about “the helpers” be the reminder we all could use right about now?
For those not familiar, it goes like this - “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’”
And the winner is…Tuebor. The Michigan-centric moniker meaning “I will defend” was the public favorite, taking nearly 60 percent of online votes, over Lansing, for our state’s Capital, and Bobby, the British term for a police officer.
In recognition of March being Women’s History Month, the MSP sends our appreciation to all of the women who serve in law enforcement.
To recognize the variety of roles that women have in our department, we compiled a four-part video series featuring a few of our female members.
Twenty-five officers from around the state will soon be headed to classrooms in your community after graduating from the Teaching, Educating, and Mentoring (T.E.A.M.) School Liaison Program. The Michigan State Police (MSP) Grants and Community Service Division hosted the four-day training, which concluded Thursday, Feb. 27.
February is Black History Month. In recognition, we're sharing some personal stories and professional accomplishments from members of our MSP family.
A family who is fundraising for their little boy’s life-changing medical procedure has backing from the blue – lots of it. Tpr. Lena Wileczek, assigned to the Paw Paw Post, is credited with starting a can tab drive at her work site that has so far resulted in the collection of nearly 15 pounds of can tabs.
Troopers patrolling some of Michigan’s busiest roadways are testing technology that has the potential to help motorists make safer driving decisions and, best-case scenario – to move over when an officer is on-scene or approaching the area.