FLINT TWP. — The Michigan State Police (MSP) Flint Post is pleased to announce a Citizens’ Academy will start Tuesday, October 18 and end Tuesday, December 6, The eight-week academy will give citizens the opportunity to become familiar with the mission and operation of the MSP, understand the procedures troopers follow, increase their awareness of law enforcement’s role in the community, and get to know personnel at the MSP Flint Post.
The eight-week academy will meet at the MSP Flint Post at 4481 Corunna Road every Tuesday at 6 P.M. A graduation ceremony will be held on December 6. Individuals who are interested in attending the Citizens’ Academy should contact Trooper Amy Belanger or Trooper Steve Kramer of the Flint Post at (810) 732-1111 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive an application. The deadline for applications is October 11 and there are limited spots available.
This is the MSP Flint Post;’ second try at hosting a Citizens’ Academy.
“Unfortunately, there was not enough interest for the first one and we had to cancel it,” said Belanger, community service trooper/recruiter, in a press release. “The whole purpose of this academy is to give the communities an understanding of the Michigan State Police and what we are all about, in addition to what we are doing in THEIR community. We will include instructors from different areas within the department (i.e. First Aid instructors, ES Team member, Defensive Tactics instructor, etc.) who will come in and discuss their roles and procedures for doing things.”
The academy is a very valuable resource for both Genesee and Shiawassee counties, she said.