I.M. MSP post has new commander

IRON MOUNTAIN – F/Lt. Paul Campbell began his duties last week as the new commander at the Michigan State Police post in Iron Mountain.

“I’m very excited about being here,” he said. “I look forward to serving the people of Iron and Dickinson counties.”

Campbell, a Grand Rapids area native, comes to the Iron Mountain post with 29 years in law enforcement and 16 years with the MSP.

After serving as an officer in the village of Spring Lake, Michigan, and at Northern Michigan University, Campbell got his start in the MSP as a trooper at the Newaygo post.

He then was a uniform sergeant at the Lakeview and Sault Ste. Marie posts before becoming a detective sergeant at the Negaunee Township post.

The chance to lead the Iron Mountain post was a “great opportunity,” Campbell said.

As commander, Campbell oversees the post’s daily operations, budgeting, resource allocation and general administrative duties.

“I ensure the sergeants and troopers have what they need to complete their mission,” he noted.

Iron Mountain’s former post commander, F/Lt. Christine Grabowski, retired last week after 27 years.