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State Police Working with Law Enforcement Partners to Secure Capitol and Surrounding Areas

In advance of anticipated demonstrations at the Michigan Capitol Building in Lansing on Sunday, the Michigan State Police (MSP) has increased both personnel and protective measures, and is working in coordination with local and county law enforcement, the Michigan National Guard and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

Following the Jan. 6 siege on the US Capitol in Washington, D.C. and the resulting online promotion of marches at capitols in all 50 states, the MSP increased its visible presence at the Capitol beginning on Jan. 11.

These additional uniform resources are in addition to the MSP state properties security officers who are assigned to provide security at the Capitol.

In anticipation of an unknown number of demonstrators expected to gather on the grounds of the Capitol on Sunday, Jan. 17, the MSP is again increasing its uniform presence by mobilizing troopers from across the state. MSP’s resources will be complemented by uniform personnel from the Lansing Police Department, Ingham County Sheriff’s Office and the Michigan National Guard to ensure that the greater downtown area is also protected.

Details about the number of officers or their specific security missions will not be shared.

There will be several road closures in effect for downtown Lansing on Sunday to facilitate ingress and egress.

Law enforcement asks residents to assist them by reporting suspicious and unusual activity. Tips can be submitted 24/7 by calling 1-855-MICH-TIP or submitting an online tip at

Tips can also be submitted direct to MichTip by downloading our mobile app.

For matters that require immediate police response, call 9-1-1.


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