MSP St. Ignace holding open house for promoted post commander, new troopers

ST. IGNACE, Mich. (WLUC) - Michigan State Police St. Ignace Post is hosting an open house event to welcome our recently promoted post commander and three new probationary troopers.

The event will be a meet and greet on Wednesday, May 22, at the St. Ignace Post from 2 p.m. 4 p.m. The MSP St. Ignace Post is located at N 430 I-75, St. Ignace. The post is located directly across the road from the Mackinac Bridge Authority office. The newly hired City of St. Ignace Chief of Police will also be on hand for the meet and greet.

On November 18, 2018, John Schneider was promoted to first lieutenant with the Michigan State Police and took over as the commander at the St. Ignace Post. F/Lt. John Schneider did not get into place until the first of the year, but he has been actively involved with the operation since that time.

Schneider and his wife, Karen, both grew up in Newberry and have had great adventures as they traveled across the country with Schneider’s different police positions. Schneider has worked for 3 different police agencies before joining the Michigan State Police in 1997 with the 115 Trooper Recruit School.

His first MSP assignment was to the Manistee Post where he served in various capacities for 13 years as a trooper before being promoted to a uniform sergeant at the Cadillac Post. He served in that capacity for over 5 years until his promotion to assistant post commander at the Cadillac Post. Schneider served as the assistant post commander for nearly three years before receiving the promotion to post commander at the St. Ignace Post.

Schneider has been involved with a high level of community engagement throughout his career and he intends to carry that passion to his new assignment. As an example, later this fall, the St. Ignace Post will be offering a Citizen’s Academy for members of the community where they can learn more about our profession and specifically our agency.

Police work is an incredibly honorable profession which can be extremely difficult and challenging on the member and his or her family. Schneider is committed to serving our members and the citizens of Michigan with excellence. He considers it an honor to be included as a member of the Michigan State Police St. Ignace Post. Schneider is an avid outdoorsman and is very excited with the opportunities presented at the St. Ignace Post, and he looks forward to building new relationships and community.

Please stop by on the May 22 or anytime to welcome him to the area

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