IRON MOUNTAIN — With 2015 underway, Michigan State Police troopers from the Iron Mountain Post are highlighting some of their post’s accomplishments over the last year.
The Iron Mountain Post grew in 2014 with the addition of two troopers transferred from other posts in the U.P. and one recent graduate of trooper recruit school. With the new faces came new perspectives on how best to help serve the communities in Dickinson and Iron Counties.
“Each person has [an] advantage that they bring to the post. Whether it be the way they patrol or the way they investigate, you can learn from every person,” Trooper Kelsey Case said. “So, to get new troopers that are fresh, to have an older trooper come from a different post, they bring a lot of different things that maybe you didn’t think about. So it’s great to have new people, additional people. It adds to our post and helps us enforce things and really be there for the community.”
Goals set forth by the post’s strategic plan helped make a number of arrests, including over 650 patrol arrests and over 140 investigative arrests. A traffic safety initiative implemented by troopers helped provide safety to students and raise awareness of the problem of motorists passing school buses.
“Basically, what we did is we patrolled behind the school buses, and we actually ended up citing seven motorists who had passed the school buses, and we provided that safety for those children getting on and off the buses, and I think it was definitely a success,” Case added.
The Michigan State Police are continuing to hire new troopers, motor carrier officers, and state property security officers. Those interested in becoming a candidate can visit www.michigan.gov/mspjobs for more information.