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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%.

2012 Dodge Charger Pursuit To Pace NASCAR Races in Ariz.

February 29, 2012
The 2012 Dodge Charger Pursuit will pace the NASCAR Nationwide Series and Sprint Cup Series races in Phoenix on March 3 and 4, Chrysler has announced.

Electrical Issues Force Dodge Charger Recall

February 13, 2012
Law enforcement agencies can return affected vehicles dealers to change and relocate the fuse for anti-lock braking (ABS) and electronic stability control (ESC). The dealer will also replace the headlamp jumper harness.

Michigan State Police Evaluate Aftermarket Tires

January 13, 2012
The Michigan State Police's Precision Driving Unit has released the results of an intensive battery of tests measuring the ability of aftermarket tires to meet the often-punishing demands of law enforcement driving.

Aftermarket Police Tire Evaluation

January 13, 2012
At the urging of the National Institute of Justice, the Michigan State Police's Precision Driving Unit evaluated aftermarket tires used on law enforcement fleet vehicles. In this clip, troopers in the unit explain the methodology of the testing.

Michigan Vehicle Tests In Pictures

November 14, 2011

The Michigan State Police tested 2012 model-year patrol vehicles at this year's tests in mid-September. State troopers assigned to the Precision Driving Unit tested vehicles submitted by Chrysler/Dodge, Ford, General Motors/Chevrolet, BMW, Harley-Davidson, Kawasaki, and Victory Motorcycles. Photos courtesy of Michigan State Police unless indicated otherwise.

Mich. Cop Fatally Struck by Fleeing Bank Robbers

October 13, 2011
A Walker (Mich.) Police officer who deployed stop sticks to halt fleeing bank robbery suspects was struck and killed near Interstate 96 in western Michigan on Thursday. The suspects were killed in an ensuing gun battle with police.

2012 Police Vehicles Reach 150 mph at Michigan Tests

September 19, 2011
The Dodge Charger Pursuit, Chevrolet Caprice PPV, and Chevrolet Impala crossed that threshold for the first time. A year ago, police drivers behind the wheel of the Caprice PPV reached a top speed of 148 mph.

Suicidal Man Kills 7 In Michigan Domestic Dispute

July 7, 2011
A 34-year-old man who killed seven people earlier in the day killed himself during a barricade with police, after releasing one of two hostages.

Gunfight on the Way Home from Church

June 22, 2011
Michigan State Trooper Kevin Caldwell was picked as NLEOMF's Officer of the Month (June 2010) for coming to the aid of a municipal officer taking fire from an enraged home owner. POLICE Editor David Griffith sat down with him during National Police Week in May.

Michigan Councilman Leads Troopers on High-Speed Pursuit

May 9, 2011
A suburban Detroit city councilman led state police on a high-speed motorcycle pursuit and resisted arrest, before he was brought into custody late Friday.

Law Enforcement Urges Vigilance After Killing of Bin Laden

May 2, 2011
Following the killing of bin Laden, Homeland Security briefings urged law enforcement agencies to remain alert for any potential retaliatory strikes. Law enforcement leaders who spoke publicly made it clear they weren't aware of any specific threats.

Michigan State Police Say Cell Phone Data Only Extracted with Consent, Warrant

April 26, 2011
Michigan State Police use devices to extract information from people’s cell phones only with owners’ consent or with a search warrant, an official told a House committee today.

Michigan ACLU Questions Troopers' Use of Cellphone Data Extractors

April 18, 2011
The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan wants more information about how Michigan State Police troopers are using devices known as cellular data extractors to retrieve information from a citizen's mobile device during a traffic stop without their consent.

Michigan Trooper Crashes During Early Morning Pursuit

April 6, 2011
Trooper Jeffrey Werda, 43, had responded to a pursuit at 1:30 a.m. today on Birch Run Road in Taymouth Township to help Saginaw County sheriff's deputies with the chase.

Michigan State Police Close 21 Posts

March 25, 2011
Under this new "regional policing plan," the agency will reduce the number of fully operational posts from 62 to 29. The agency is making the reductions to close a $20.7-million budget cut it faces next fiscal year.

Michigan State Police Investigating Alleged Fleet Scam

January 16, 2011
The agency is currently investigating the allegedly fraudulent fleet purchasing complaint that Bruno Val Novel, 43, posed as the new vendor for state and federal government vehicle fleet contracts, according to an agency release.
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