State Police Posts To Close in T.C., Manistee, Cheboygan

Governor Snyder said big cuts are on the horizon, and now we're seeing the start of some major change. State police posts will be closing across state, including some in Northern Michigan. The Traverse City, Manistee and Cheboygan posts will be closing their doors. The state police are dealing with $20.7 million dollar deficit, and this will help reduce costs. Some posts will close while others will become detachments, which means they're not open to the public but troopers can still work there. No troopers will lose their jobs in this transition; the idea is to make troopers more mobile. County and city law enforcement work closely with state police, but they say it's too early to tell what kind of impact it will have. “It’s very, very early in this process and I have a lot of faith in the state police doing a good job with reorganization and dealing with their budget constraints,” said Benzie Co. Undersheriff Bill Sholten. These changes will go into effect in October. Jennifer Profitt and Photojournalist Justin DePrekel have the story.