State police post changes include Grand Haven

The Michigan State Police have begun closing posts as part of a plan to regionalize trooper coverage statewide. MSP Director Kriste Kibbey Etue said in a news release today that the number of posts open to the public statewide will drop from 62 to 29. Nineteen posts will remain open as work sites for officers. Fourteen posts will permanently close, including two shuttered last month.
AP Wire
Oct 4, 2011

Beginning Sunday, Oct. 16, 19 posts will convert to detachments where troopers can start and end their shifts, store property and evidence and meet with the public by appointment. These posts include the one in Grand Haven at 1622 S. Beacon Blvd.

Detachments won’t maintain public lobby hours. 

Etue said the plan will make the state police “more mobile and flexible” and increase trooper visibility. It also will help the department save nearly $18 million in the new budget year without laying off any of the department’s more than 1,000 troopers.

More information on the Regional Policing Plan can be found on the state police website: www.michigan.gov/msp.

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

—Alpena
—Bay City
—Brighton
—Caro
—Cadillac
—Calumet
—Coldwater
—Flint
—Gaylord
—Gladstone
—Hart
—Houghton Lake
—Iron Mountain
—Jackson
—Lakeview
—Lansing
—Lapeer
—Metro (Oak Park)
—Monroe
—Mount Pleasant
—Negaunee
—Niles
—Paw Paw
—Rockford
—Sault Ste. Marie
—St. Ignace
—Wakefield
—Wayland
—West Branch
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Beginning Sunday, Oct. 16, 19 former MSP posts will convert to detachments where troopers can start and end their shifts, store property and evidence and meet with the public by appointment. Detachments won’t maintain public lobby hours. 

These locations are in:

—Cheboygan (Became a detachment Sunday)
—East Tawas
—Grand Haven
—Groveland
—Hastings
—Ionia
—Jonesville
—Kalkaska
—Manistique
—Metro South
—Newberry
—Newaygo
—Petoskey
—Reed City
—Sandusky
—Traverse City
—White Pigeon
—Ypsilanti
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The following posts will close permanently, although dates for closing each post vary. None will maintain public lobby hours after Friday, Oct. 14:

—Adrian
—Battle Creek
—Bridgeport
—Bridgman (Will close its lobby Saturday)
—Corunna
—Detroit
—Gladwin
—Iron River
—Ithaca
—L’Anse
—Manistee
—Munising (Closed its lobby Sept. 18)
—Richmond
—Stephenson (Closed its lobby Sept. 18)
 

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