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Michigan State Police hiring this year

There will be a socially distanced recruiting drive at the Newberry detachment of the Michigan State Police next Saturday, January 30th. Everything will be done without leaving your vehicle. Those interested are invited to attend between 10 AM and 3 PM at 7942 M-123 Highway Newberry MI, 49868. A recruiter will be available to explain the hiring process. Minimum requirements include being 21 years old without a felony on your criminal record and being a Michigan resident when you graduate from the academy.

Additionally, the MSP warns second homeowners and those with seasonal campsites for recreation or hunting to take steps to deter break-ins. Sergeant Ben Eckola from the Sault Ste. Marie Post says it is important to lock the door to your residence and all outbuildings, along with windows. That helps take away crimes of convenience, where valuables are easy to come by for criminals.

Eckola also suggests that homeowners do what they can to make it appear as if they are home. Keep shades closed but have motion activated lights outside the home and a timer for inside lights. Make sure someone is plowing the driveway and shoveling your sidewalks. Lastly, stop delivery of newspapers and mail to the home. 

As a last resort, ask for assistance. Have family or a neighbor you trust keep tabs on your place and make an inventory of expensive items in the home. That includes logging serial numbers or other identifying information so that you can prove ownership if they were to be stolen and recovered.

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