State Police at Calumet Post planning citizen’s academy

CALUMET — The Michigan State Police Calumet Post will conduct a citizen’s academy, according to a release.

The academy is tentatively scheduled Sept. 25-Oct. 16. It will consist of four, two-hour classes on Monday evenings at the post on U.S. 41 just south of Calumet.

The academy will give citizens the opportunity to become familiar with the mission and operation of the MSP, understand the procedures troopers follow and increase law enforcement’s role in the community, as well as get to know personnel at the post, the release stated.

Some examples of topics to be covered include patrol, dispatch, first aid, use of force, personal safety, crime prevention, traffic safety, Michigan’s legal system, criminal investigation and drug awareness.

The Michigan State Police became the first agency in the nation to offer the Citizen’s Academy, the MSP website stated, and was first of all the 30 MSP posts to offer one in 2016.

“The academy is designed to give residents a firsthand look at the troopers’ duties,” the website states, “and the opportunity to meet the people who put on the MSP uniform every day.”

The agenda for this latest academy at the Calumet Post is still in the planning stages, and details have yet to be finalized, according to Sgt. James Revoyr of the Calumet Post.

“A time has yet to be established,” he said in a telephone interview, “but we should know shortly and will pass the information along.”