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Michigan State Police Officer Retires After More Than 25 Years of Service
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Michigan State Police Officer Retires After More Than 25 Years of Service

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE       

The Michigan State Police is announcing that First Lieutenant Steven Harper will retire from the Michigan State Police retired  after 25 years and 11 months of service.  Most recently, Harper served as Post Commander of the Wayland Post and was responsible for MSP operations in Allegan and Barry Counties and supervised 50 enlisted and civilian personnel.

Harper, an Allen Park native, enlisted with the Department on February 22, 1987.  He graduated as a member of the 101st Recruit School.  Harper was first assigned as a trooper to the Erie Post and later transferred to the Northville Post.  He served as a detective trooper at SECID (Southeastern Criminal Investigation Division), then promoted to sergeant at Hastings and later transferred to Grand Haven Post.  He again promoted to first lieutenant and served as Post Commander at Lakeview, Rockford, Hastings and Wayland. 

Harper graduated from Inter-City Christian High School in Allen Park, and Baptist Bible College of Pennsylvania where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Pastoral Studies.  He settled and raised his family in Jenison.  He will continue serving in law enforcement as the Police Chief of the City of Wayland, effective February 4, 2013.

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