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Celebrating Black History Month - Video Spotlight

During Black History Month we’re recognizing and honoring the contributions of our Black members, both past and present.

In the first video, Col. James F. Grady II, Col. Tadarial J. Sturdivant, Ret., and Capt. Jack Hall, Ret., share their personal reflections on the importance of this month and their roles in Michigan State Police's history.

In this second video, several members of the Michigan State Police discuss what Black History Month means to them and how they hope to be role models for the next generation.

In this third video, members of the Michigan State Police African American Employee Resource Group (AAERG) discuss the purpose and benefits of joining the ERG. The AAERG was established to create a support system for African American employees within the MSP that acknowledges our cultural uniqueness, increases cultural awareness, provides career and personal peer guidance and collaborates with other employee resource groups to promote inclusivity and belonging.

In this fourth video, Tpr. Brandon Franklin of the MSP Aviation Unit discusses his inspiration to become the first Black pilot within the Michigan State Police.

To view other videos highlighting diversity in the MSP, click here.