Michigan State Police

Community celebration is free, fun, informative

August 2, 2012 // 0 Comments

National Night Out is next Tuesday, August 7 Join your local law enforcement, neighbors and more as the Rockford Police, Rockford Fire, Kent County Sheriff’s Department and the Michigan State Police participate in National Night Out Tuesday, August 7 in downtown Rockford from 6 to 8 p.m. According to organizer Officer Aaron Sawyer, the event is not only a fun [...]

Clear calendar for community-wide celebration

July 26, 2012 // 0 Comments

Dunk an officer, play in fire hoses The ever popular police officer dunk tank will be present at this year’s National Night Out event August 7 in downtown Rockford. National Night out is one celebration you don’t want to miss, coming right up on Tuesday, August 7 around the country from 6 to 8 p.m. Locally, planning is nearly complete for this year’s event, which [...]

Law enforcement officers invite kids to have fun, compete

June 14, 2012 // 0 Comments

The eighth annual Rockford Kids Triathlon featuring officers from local law enforcement, swimming, running, biking and food will take place Saturday, July 14 starting at Rockford High School. According to organizer Lt. Kevin Sweeney of the Michigan State Police, the event is geared for youngsters up to age 17 with varying lengths of race in which to compete. The cost is [...]

Officers and kids eat, play together in Youth Night

February 9, 2012 // 0 Comments

Program pairs police with middle school-age students Play kickball with cops, enjoy pizza and refreshments, Parisi speed school and pool games, win prizes and more. Kids from all around the area, not just Rockford, are invited to have a blast at MVP Sports Club this Friday, Feb. 10 from 8 to 11 p.m. at the seventh annual Rockford Youth Night. The event is a joint venture [...]

MSP canines receive GPS collars

December 15, 2011 // 0 Comments

All 29 Michigan State Police (MSP) canines now have Global Positioning System (GPS) collars to help with the search and retrieval of not only the canines themselves if they are lost, but also the potential tracking of an injured canine handler. “In November last year, the department lost its first canine during a search,” said Sgt. David Yount, commander of [...]
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