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      Calumet Post of Michigan State Police hosts open house

      The Michigan State Police Calumet Post hosted an open house Wednesday morning inviting the public to meet the officers and get a closer look at some of their equipment.

      Residents were shown different instruments used by MSP at the state and local level, including scuba gear from the dive team and x-ray machines. There was also a police dog there for the kids the meet, and the MSP Bomb Squad had their robot there as well.

      The MSP says it's a great chance for the community to meet the men and women behind the uniform and learn more about the services they provide the public.

      "It gives them the resources that we have, what we can use, and what services we can provide to them," says post commander Lieutenant Randal Danison. "When they meet the officers here, it gives them a little more personal information about the officer so that they know them when they come to an emergency they respond to. It makes them feel a little bit more comfortable."

      Residents were also able to get behind the wheel of the police cruisers and test out the lights and sirens, as well.