A state police helicopter will make routine patrols over Grand Rapids and surrounding communities as part of an effort to curb violent crime, officials said.
Michigan State Police say nearly 100 agencies in 20 counties will be conducting extra patrols over the long Thanksgiving weekend, Nov. 21 through Nov. 25, to ensure motorists are driving safe and sober this holiday.
The three choppers are equipped with cameras that transmit back pictures to their truck parked at the Butzel Community Center.
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