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Posted on Wed, Aug 3, 2011 : 7:58 a.m.

Saline police to host Michigan State Police detachment as Ypsilanti post closes

By Cindy Heflin

The Saline Police Department will house a detachment of the Michigan State Police starting later this year, according to an article in The Saline Reporter.

The Saline space will be a detachment office of the post in Brighton, which will be the main post for Washtenaw and Livingston counties when the Ypsilanti post closes later this year. The Ypsilanti post is one of 21 closing in a cost-saving move.

Saline Police Chief Paul Bunten told the newspaper the space, which will house up to four troopers and one sergeant in a 24-hour period, is being provided to state police free of charge.

Comments

marcus

Sun, Aug 7, 2011 : 3:25 p.m.

We want to outsource our dispatcing duties to Pittsfield Township to make room for the state police? It is only a matter of time before spd officers are laid off and is outsourced to someone else also!

Tru2Blu76

Thu, Aug 4, 2011 : 6:21 p.m.

Maybe I'd be for this reduction of MSP and its services, but I've yet to hear a cost-benefit comparison. What we have heard is Gov. $nyder talking at the Mackinac Center for Tea Party Freakonomics and "explaining" that: the Invisible Hand of the Free Market will take care of our need for police and fire services. My, oh my, isn't that reassuring. Especially since we've been witnessing the ever-busy Invisible Hand of the Free Market making our jobs, our economy, our educational system and our roads and bridges "invisible" also. Now we're going to see an Invisible Michigan State Police patrolling our highways and investigating major crimes. The only thing that needs to be made invisible (as in GONE) are the Michigan Republicans like Rick $nyder. Recall!

nixon41

Thu, Aug 4, 2011 : 1:03 p.m.

The Ypsi post should not close because of all of the crime in that area.

olddog

Thu, Aug 4, 2011 : 12:05 p.m.

And pass on the opportunity to work everyday amidst the fine artwork in the AA police dept...tasteless.

Basic Bob

Thu, Aug 4, 2011 : 9:38 a.m.

Maybe they are taking the space currently holding the dispatchers.

Bogie

Wed, Aug 3, 2011 : 12:54 p.m.

What? Consolidating services? The state saving money? Imagine that. Maybe I will stay.