Service with a purpose. The Michigan State Police at the Negaunee post say this is the ultimate goal throughout 2014. However, there are specific objectives they're hoping to accomplish.
At the end of 2013, the MSP Negaunee post cleared 69.5 percent of their crime cases. They're also working on D-DACTS, or Data Driven Approaches to Crime and Traffic Safety. It's a program helping troopers be in the right place, at the right time.
"It tells the command staff here at Negaunee, via a computer program, where the crime is happening and where the traffic crashes are occurring. And we look for overlaying of both to deploy our personnel out there in a more effective manner," said F/Lt. Robert Pernaski.
In addition, Trooper Stacy Rasanen will continue as a Community Service Trooper. She goes to schools and throughout the community talking about service and safety initiatives.
The Michigan State Police are aggressively recruiting as well. They're looking for troopers, motor carrier officers, and Capitol security officers.
For more information about how to apply, click here.