HOUGHTON LAKE - The Michigan State Police are proud to announce the promotion of Spl/Lt. Travis House to the rank of First Lieutenant, and his assignment to the Houghton Lake Post to fill the post commander position recently vacated by F/Lt. Joshua Lator.  As a post commander, House will be responsible for the operation of the Houghton Lake Post and the Kalkaska Detachment, and will manage the delivery of Michigan State Police services to the people of Crawford, Kalkaska, Missaukee, and Roscommon counties.

House enlisted with the department in 1998 and graduated as a member of the 116th Trooper Recruit School.  In his 21-year career, House has previously served at the former Reed City Post, the Cadillac Post and the Seventh District Headquarters, and has held the ranks of trooper, sergeant, detective sergeant, and specialist lieutenant. 

House graduated from Mesick High School and holds an associate degree from Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City. He is currently the seventh district public information officer.

When asked about his assignment to the Houghton Lake Post, House said, “I’m honored and humbled to have been given the opportunity to serve northern Michigan alongside the dedicated men and women who work at the Houghton Lake Post.  It will be our mission to continue delivering top-shelf public law-enforcement through our commitment to service and collaboration with the many other dedicated law-enforcement and public service agencies in the area.”

The promotion is effective immediately.