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Video: Michigan Trooper's Dashcam Captures Deadly Head-On Crash

April 24, 2014
Michigan State Police say last Tuesday night, 29-year-old Jeremy Smeltzer was speeding the wrong way on US-131 near the I-94 interchange. His truck crashed head-on into a car and Smeltzer and the driver of the other vehicle--21-year-old Jaryd Ford--were killed.

Michigan Trooper's Dashcam Captures Deadly Head-On Crash

April 24, 2014
Michigan State Police say last Tuesday night, 29-year-old Jeremy Smeltzer was speeding the wrong way on US-131 near the I-94 interchange. His truck crashed head-on into a car and Smeltzer and the driver of the other vehicle--21-year-old Jaryd Ford--were killed. Read Full Story Here.

Video: Dashcam Shows MSP Trooper, Suspect Falling Off Bridge

November 11, 2013
A Saginaw Township police cruiser's dash camera captured the moment when a Michigan State Police trooper and a suspect who had bolted from a vehicle after a police chase fell from a highway overpass in Saginaw County, Mlive reports.

Dashcam Shows MSP Trooper, Suspect Falling Off Bridge

November 11, 2013
Dashcam video captured a Michigan State Police trooper and a suspect falling off a roadway bridge. Read full story here.

Trooper's Alleged Killer Is Son of Former Officer

September 11, 2013
Eric Knysz and his wife Sarah, 21, now face charges in the roadside shooting of Trooper Paul Butterfield. Knysz' father, Jack, a former Calumet City (Ill.) Police officer, told WOOD a .357 Magnum revolver is missing from his home.

Slain Mich. Trooper Helped Capture His Suspected Killer

September 10, 2013
Michigan Trooper Paul Butterfield died late Monday after he was shot in the head at a vehicle stop in a rural area in the western area of the state. The trooper's radio call helped lead law enforcement to his alleged killer.

MorphoTrust Secures Trio of Fingerprinting Contracts

June 28, 2013
MorphoTrust USA (Safran) has secured fingerprinting contracts in Maine, Michigan, and Florida that could yield up to $54 million in revenue over the next six years.

Chrysler Introduces AWD Police Charger for 2014

June 13, 2013
Chrysler will introduce an all-wheel drive version of its Dodge Charger Pursuit patrol car for the 2014 model year that will compete with the Ford Police Interceptor with that power-train.

Mich. Agency Cuts 61% of Force In 18 Months

June 6, 2013
The Inkster (Mich.) Police Department has requested help from the Michigan State Police for patrol coverage, after budget cuts have caused the loss of 61% of the force in the past 18 months.

Training Sims Help Officers Use Appropriate Force

April 11, 2013

Nothing is exactly the same as being in an incident on the street, but today’s use-of-force judgment training simulators are getting darn close. And the more experience law enforcement officers have with split-second decision-making in a realistic training setting, the better they’ll be at making the right call on duty.

Detroit One Crime Initiative Targets Gun Violence

March 26, 2013
Detroit's elected and law enforcement leaders hope to reduce gun-related violence in the shattered city by 25% this year through targeted enforcement and agency collaboration.

Video: Mich. Traffic Stop Leads to Pursuit, Gunfight

February 18, 2013
Northville Township (Mich.) Police have released a video showing the incidents before this week's fatal police shooting in Washtenaw County, including an exchange of gunfire during a traffic stop and a high-speed chase.

Mich. Traffic Stop Leads to Pursuit, Gunfight

February 18, 2013
Northville Township (Mich.) Police released dash-cam video showing a high-speed chase and officers exchanging gunfire with the suspect during a traffic stop. Read the full story here.

Mich. Gov. Calls for 107 New Troopers

February 12, 2013
The Republican governor laid out his public safety plan Thursday that includes putting $15.2 million toward training an additional 107 troopers.

2013 Police Vehicle Testing

November 1, 2012

Evaluators in Michigan and Southern California have completed their testing of the 2013 model-year patrol cars, SUVs, and motorcycles. View these photos from the test sites that show the vehicles in action. Read "How to Use Police Vehicle Tests" for the full story.

Michigan State Police Release 2013 Motorcycle Test Results

October 24, 2012
The police agency tested four models, including the BMW R1200-RTP, the Harley Davidson Road King (FLHP), the Harley Davidson Electra Glide (FLHTP), and the Victory Commander I.

Michigan State Police Release 2013 Patrol Vehicle Test Results

October 17, 2012
The Michigan State Police (MSP) has released preliminary results from its testing of 2013 model-year police vehicles. MSP’s tests included acceleration and speed, braking, and vehicle driving dynamics.

Cash-Strapped Detroit Asks for State Police Help

June 7, 2012
Detroit's Mayor Dave Bing has asked for help from the Michigan State Police and suburban sheriff's departments for the city's annual June 25 fireworks show.

Improving Officer Driving Skills

May 1, 2012

Training is often a casualty of budget issues, and driver training usually doesn't rank as high on the priorities list as training in firearms and defensive tactics. But what activity do you engage in most while on duty? Unless you walk a beat, it's most likely driving.

Michigan State Police To Hire 20% More Troopers

March 8, 2012
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's public safety plan unveiled Tuesday would add 180 state troopers and 20 forensic scientists beginning in June. Funding would enable the Michigan State Police to grow their road-patrol ranks by 19%.
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