Gladstone Post to host Citizens Academy

GLADSTONE — The Michigan State Police (MSP) Gladstone Post will hold a Citizens’ Academy from June 20 to Aug. 1. There will be no class on July 4. The six-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 Gladstone Post.

The academy will meet at the Delta County Road Commission, 3000 32nd Ave. N., in Escanaba, on Thursday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. A graduation ceremony will be held on Aug. 1. Individuals who are interested in attending the Citizens’ Academy should contact Community Service Trooper Dale Hongisto of the Gladstone Post at (906) 428-4412 or via email at hongistod@michigan.gov for more information. Applications may be picked up at the Gladstone Post and must be returned to the post by June 17. A background check will be conducted on every applicant before admission to the Citizens’ Academy. You must be 18 or older to apply.