State Police partners with DEA in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Oct. 29

The Michigan State Police (MSP) will partner with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and other local law enforcement agencies for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day to provide a venue for citizens who want to dispose of unwanted and unused prescription drugs. MSP’s 29 posts will participate in the one-day “Take Back” effort between 10 […]

National Night Out Tuesday, August 2

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Celebrate an evening of fun and friendship with local law enforcement officers during National Night Out in Rockford, the seventh annual event for the town. Families are invited to come on down to downtown in this event which was designed nationally as a way for neighborhoods to “take back the night” from crime and criminals. […]

Kids invited to run, bike, swim with law enforcement

Local law enforcement invite kids to the seventh annual triathlon.

Michigan State Police trooper Kevin Sweeny invites area youth to get a jump on summer fun and enjoy a day of activity and refreshments with officers of the Michigan State Police, Rockford Police Department and the Kent County Sheriff. The seventh annual Rockford Area Kids Triathlon will take place at Rockford High School on Saturday, […]

Michigan State Police welcomes new trooper

Post Commander F/Lt. Chris McIntire is proud to introduce Trooper Matthew J. Demny to the team at the Rockford Michigan State Police Post.

by BETH ALTENA Things have changed in funding for the Michigan State Police (MSP) over the years, and this year’s recruit class, at just 35 new troopers, is a far cry from the 100-plus new recruits when Rockford Post Commander F/Lt. Chris McIntire was in training. He recalls hating the water rescue part of the […]

Outdoor enthusiasts asked to be on lookout for marijuana grow sites on public land

Grow sites contain hundreds to thousands of marijuana plants. This picture was taken at a DTO-type grow in northwestern Michigan.

Citizens urged to be cautious, report to law enforcement The Michigan State Police (MSP) and other law enforcement agencies are asking citizens to be on the lookout for indications of illegal marijuana growing this summer. If you come across suspicious activity or an area that may be an illegal marijuana grow site, immediately notify law […]