State police hosts public open house

NEGAUNEE — Earlier today the Michigan State Police and sheriffs department had an open house at their Negaunee post. Officers and members of the Red Cross were available to answer any safety questions the public may have. State police invited the public to have a closer look at what they do on a day-to-day basis.

Community Service Trooper Stacey Rasanen said, “It’s a family fun event, come and check out the equipment, we’re serving cake and coffee, also. And there’s different displays the people, the public can view.”

Some of those departments included the crime lab team, emergency support team and the canine division. Trooper Patrick McNeely and his canine companion Boris were there to meet and greet with the public.

Canine Handler and trooper Patrick McNeely said, “It’s a wonderful day to come out, for the families and children in the community to come out and see the state police, or police in general, the deputies and the locals in a different light other than a police atmosphere.”

In addition to meeting Boris the Dog, kid’s could try a driving simulator, and even see what it looks like to finger print a car. The State police are always available to answer your safety questions.