2012-05-03 / Front Page

Halpin in charge of Michigan State Police operations


John Halpin John Halpin The Michigan State Police is pleased to announce the promotion of Detective First Lieutenant John Halpin to captain and commander of the department’s Eighth District. Halpin replaces Capt. Myles Mc- Cormack who has retired.

In his new position, Halpin is responsible for the operation of seven posts covering the Upper Peninsula.

Halpin enlisted with the department in 1987, graduating as a member of the 101st Trooper Recruit School. During his 25-year career, he has served at the Pontiac, Newberry, Manistique, Negaunee and Munising posts, as well as the Criminal Investigation Division, Forensic Science Division, and Eighth District Headquarters.

Most recently, Halpin served as commander of the Special Investigation Section at Eighth District Headquarters.

He has held the ranks of trooper, specialist trooper, detective sergeant, specialist sergeant, first lieutenant and detective first lieutenant.

Halpin is a native of Marine City, Mich., and a Ferris State University graduate. He currently resides in Manistique with his wife and two children. Mich., and a Ferris State University graduate. He currently resides in Manistique with his wife and two children.

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