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From left, Trooper Holly Higgs, Trooper Jeff Baublit and Sgt. Tim Thompson, members of a Michigan State Police Tactical Bike Team, will be working with the Benton Harbor Department of Public Safety to patrol the city this summer.

BENTON HARBOR — The Michigan State Police Tactical Bike Team and Benton Harbor Public Safety officers are striving to improve relationships with community members through bike patrols this summer.

Not only are officers on bicycles more approachable, but they sometimes can get to a scene before officers in vehicles can.

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