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Police departments to host Citizens’ Academy  


The Montcalm County Sheriff’s Department (MCSD) and Michigan State Police (MSP) Lakeview Post is pleased to announce a Citizens’ Academy, which will start September 19, 2017 and end November 14, 2017. Attendees will meet from 6pm – 8pm every Tuesday night. The eight week academy will give citizens the opportunity to become familiar with the mission and operation of the MCSD and MSP, understand the procedures deputies and troopers follow, increase their awareness of law enforcement’s role in the community, and get to know personnel at the MCSD and Lakeview Post.

The eight week academy will meet at Montcalm Community College’s Sidney Campus. A graduation ceremony will be held on November 14, 2017 at 7:00pm. Individuals who are interested in attending the Citizens’ Academy should contact Undersheriff Mike Williams at 989-831-7586 (mwilliams@montcalm.us) or F/Lt Kevin Sweeney at 517-719-1195 (sweeneyk@michigan.gov) to receive an application.

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Coffee with a Trooper


MSP Lakeview Post 100 Year Anniversary Event 

The Michigan State Police (MSP) Lakeview Post will be hosting four “Coffee with a Trooper” events to celebrate the department’s 100 years of service.  The events will take place as follows from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.:

  • April 17 – Coffee with a Trooper at the Lakeview Post (10300 Howard City-Edmore Rd.)
  • April 18 – Coffee with a Trooper at the Ionia Detachment (Riverside Correctional – 777 W. Riverside)
  • April 19 – Coffee with a Trooper at the St Louis Detachment (8530 N. Union Rd.)
  • April 20 – Coffee with a Trooper at the Sheridan Office (115 E. Evergreen Rd.)

We will have several patrol cars (including the 100 Year Anniversary car) at each of these events.  We encourage the general public to come out and interact and with post personnel during the “Coffee with a Trooper” events.

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State Police warns of telephone scam


The Michigan State Police Lakeview Post would like to remind citizens to never provide personal information via email, telephone, and/or social media.

Troopers from the Michigan State Police Lakeview Post have received several calls from citizens advising they have received unsolicited calls from unknown subjects advising citizens that they owe money to the Internal Revenue Service.  The unknown callers are advising citizens that they have warrants for their arrest and to meet them at specified locations with money or they will be subject to arrest.

The IRS advises if you receive contact of this nature and suspect the caller is not an IRS employee:  1) Ask the caller for their name, badge number, call back number and caller ID if available.  2)  Call 1-800-366-4484 to determine if the caller is an IRS employee with legitimate need to contact you. If the person calling you is an IRS employee, call them back. If not, report the incident to the IRS at 1-800-366-4484.

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B&E results in meth lab bust


Troopers from the Michigan State Police Lakeview Post were called to a breaking and entering in progress of an unoccupied home on Tuesday, January 26, about 7 p.m. The homeowner was out of state in California. Upon arrival, the Troopers located a vehicle in the driveway and contacted the homeowner, who gave permission for the Troopers to search the home. While checking the home, they observed evidence related to the use of methamphetamine.

A 37-year-old male and 17-year-old female were found inside the residence. While speaking with the male and female, the male admitted to possessing a one-pot meth lab in his vehicle in the driveway.

CMET (Central Michigan Enforcement Team) was called in to assist with the one pot meth lab.  The male suspect was arrested for unlawful entry and an outstanding warrant.  Additional charges are pending in relation to the manufacturing methamphetamine. The names are being withheld pending formal charges and arraignments.

Troopers were assisted on scene by the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Department and CMET.

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Trooper receives MADD award

Trooper James Tompkins, pictured left, of the Michigan State Police Lakeview Post received the MADD award.

Trooper James Tompkins, pictured left, of the Michigan State Police Lakeview Post received the MADD award.

Trooper James Tompkins of the Michigan State Police Lakeview Post received the MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) award for “Outstanding Trooper,” at a ceremony held at the Walter P. Chrysler Museum in Auburn Hills, on September 23.

MSP Lt. Colonel Richard Arnold, who presented the award to Tpr. Tompkins, remarked that Tpr. Tompkins has a strong passion for taking drunk drivers off the streets, and has led the Lakeview Post in arrests for the past four years. Tpr. Tompkins again led the Lakeview Post with 39 arrests for drunk driving.

According the 2014 MSP Drunk Driving Audit, there were 134 alcohol involved crashes, and 266 OWI arrests, in the three counties that make up the Lakeview Post area—Montcalm, Gratiot, and Ionia.

“Drunk and impaired driving remains a serious threat, and a zero tolerance approach will continue to be taken by Tpr. Tompkins and his colleagues,” commented F/Lt. Kevin Sweeney, Lakeview Post Commander.

MADD is in its 35 year of combating drunk driving, fighting drugged driving, and supporting the victims of these crimes.

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