Michigan State Police Hold Open House in Sault Ste. Marie

Michigan State Police Post 82 in Sault Ste. Marie had their open house Tuesday afternoon.

It’s the first post to hold an open house this year in the Upper Peninsula. It’s also a chance for the public to learn more about what troopers do.

Members of the bomb squad, forensics laboratory and emergency support team had stations that curious community members could go to and ask questions. The young ones even had a bounce house to have fun in. Two classic patrol cars from Lansing were also on display.

The state police want the public to know what they are all about.

“Transparency… you know, people should know what the police are up to and what they have to offer, what they are doing with their tax dollars at work,” Mark Giannunzio, Michigan State Police, said. “This is an opportunity for us to show them exactly what they are getting when they pay their taxes.”

The open house is also a recruitment tool as Michigan State Police continue to look for future troopers.