NEGAUNEE — The Michigan State Police held an open house at the Negaunee Post Wednesday where they showed the public some of the things they do.
The Michigan State Police is working to have better relations with its community and invited everyone to visit with some of the officers. The department had many different demonstrations and booths during the event giving everyone something to check out. The event started at 1 p.m. and had also offered free cake and coffee to all who were able to attend.
Different organizations were also present at the event such as the Triad of Marquette County and the Red Cross. Even the Great Lake Rodeo Girls who are avid supporters of the Michigan State Police came out to help at the event.
The State Police are hoping that locals are able to see what they are doing and understand what it’s like to be in the police force.
“That’s why we are doing so much of this community outreach and going to different events,” said, Michigan State Police, Trooper Stacey Rasanen. “This is that we let them sit in our patrol cars and see what it’s all about especially with all the new technology that we have. So I think when we get down to their level and talk to them, that if they do get lost or if they are scared and or if they even have a question that they can come up and approach us. We also want them to know that we are friendly.”
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