NEGAUNEE — The Michigan State Police held an open house today at their Negaunee Post. The purpose of the open house was to interact with people in the community and answer any questions they might have regarding the law.

Several different specialists were at the event, such as the emergency support team, the crime lab, and the community service troopers. The Michigan State Police also displayed and demonstrated some of the tools they use while on the job.

“Enjoy the different tools we have to use and get to see them, touch them and you know experience what some of the things we do on a daily basis and get to talk to us” said by MSP Stacey Rasanen.

The open house was held in honor of the 99th anniversary of the Michigan State Police. All posts throughout the state of Michigan held similar open houses to celebrate.

“This is just to give a chance to the citizens to come talk to the troopers and the Marquette County deputies to see what we have for search and rescue, and just give them an idea of everything we do day in and day out” Said MSP District Commander John Halpin.

The open house also gave the public the opportunity to interact with the canine units and get a better understanding of how they help. The Michigan State Police plan on having another open house next year to celebrate their 100th anniversary.