Frequently asked questions about STOP

The State Trooper Outreach Partnership (STOP) is steadfastly committed to transparency. We aim to keep the public – and our local communities – informed. Whether you’re interested in learning more about our outreach programs, our past events, or how you can join STOP, you’ll find answers to a number of common questions on this page. If you don’t see the answer that you’re looking for, we encourage you to reach out to us via our contact page.

While there is no general membership list, by design all State Troopers are considered members of STOP. Currently, there are 31 posts in the MSP and chapters in Paw Paw and Niles.

To join STOP, you can run for a position on the boards of individual chapters. Alternately, you can align with STOP’s values and donate to support your local chapter.

Typically, you cannot. STOP is intended to provide resources to a Trooper who comes across a specific need. For example, if a Trooper comes across an 80-year-old Korean War veteran with a flat tire, STOP may provide the resources to help if they cannot afford the repair themselves.

During Shop With A Cop, Troopers create a special day for children in need. We partner with schools in chapter areas and designate kids in need. Each child is assigned a Trooper and picked up in a patrol car, then taken out to lunch and shopping. Usually happening around Christmas, children are given a generous amount to shop for themselves, their families, and their friends.