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Michigan State Police troopers will add to security at Republican National Convention

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Michigan Radio
The troopers leave July 16th for a seven-day deployment to northeast Ohio where they will assist with security and crowd management

After a busy Fourth of July weekend, more than a hundred Michigan State Police troopers will travel to Cleveland to provide security during the upcoming Republican National Convention.

The Michigan troopers will be part of the large police presence in Cleveland during the four-day convention in mid-July.

The troopers leave July 16th for a seven-day deployment to northeast Ohio where they will assist with security and crowd management outside the convention center as well as motorcycle escorts for motorcades.

This isn’t the first time Michigan state troopers have found themselves serving away from home.    Since 2002, troopers have been sent to Louisiana to help with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, severe flooding in Minnesota and to New Jersey in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

Steve Carmody has been a reporter for Michigan Radio since 2005. Steve previously worked at public radio and television stations in Florida, Oklahoma and Kentucky, and also has extensive experience in commercial broadcasting.