Michigan State Police Announce Trooper Of The Year

The Michigan State Police Trooper of the Year award is going to one in west Michigan. Trooper Evan Alkema is stationed at the Wayland Post, between Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids. In making the announcement, MSP officials say Trooper Alkema was selected based on his “exemplary work performance, leadership skills, and extensive community involvement both on and off duty.” He joined MSP in June 2014 following the 127th Trooper Recruit School and was initially assigned to the Houghton Lake Post before transferring to Wayland.