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      A new community service trooper for Gladstone

      The Michigan State Police are pleased to announce the Gladstone post now has a community service trooper. Serving the community as the new CST is Tpr. Dale Hongisto.

      The position was built off the 2010 federal Community Oriented Policing Services grant.

      As a CST, Hongisto will serve the citizens by providing mentoring and training while focusing on community service.

      This will be achieved through attending community meetings, educating students on sexting, bullying and other trends, providing the ??TEAM?? mentoring program to schools, and being active with other organizations, such as Big Brothers Big Sisters.

      ??There??s 27 fulltime community service troopers now throughout the state,?? said Hongisto. ??Five in the U.P. And, I think the CST position has showed that it??s helped the people in the area and it??s been a valuable position.??

      For more information contact Tpr. Dale Hongisto at (906) 428-4411.