State Police closing 21 posts statewide; Reed City Post becomes “detachment”

The Michigan State Police have announced a plan to close 21 posts across the state and re-designate 12 others including Reed City’s post as "detachments" in an effort to save nearly $21 million-dollars. The MSP is going from 62 anchor posts to 29 under a plan unveiled Thursday in Lansing. The plan does not include any layoffs and officials say no part of the state is being abandoned. They say some troopers will operate out of their cars. The MSP says the consolidation will help eliminate the costs to repair posts and the lease payments. The plan has already been approved by the Governor's office. (MRN)

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