Brighton Post Trooper Receives Award From State Bar Of Michigan
January 27, 2005
LANSING. The Criminal Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan has presented its annual Donald S. Leonard Award to Trooper Christopher S. Corriveau from the Brighton Post.
The Donald S. Leonard Award was established in 1977, in memory of the late Detroit Recorder’s Court Judge Donald S. Leonard, 1903-1976. Judge Leonard was commissioner of the Michigan State Police (MSP) from 1947 to 1952. The award that bears his name recognizes a MSP officer who has excelled in the pursuit of continuing education.
Corriveau is credited with the ability to balance his family life and work responsibilities with his pursuit of continuing education. He received a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Michigan State University in 1998, and attended law school at Wayne State University while working full time as a trooper. In 2003, Corriveau graduated with his Juris Doctorate and was admitted to the Michigan Bar.
In addition to his duties at the Brighton Post, Corriveau serves as a legal instructor at the MSP Training Academy where he shares his knowledge and expertise with other law enforcement officers. During the 120th Trooper Recruit School he taught courses in report writing, patrols and legal issues using his own experiences to show how classroom material applied to real world circumstances. In addition to teaching, Corriveau assisted the MSP Training Academy with the 2004 update of the Criminal Law and Police Procedure Manual, which is available to all law agencies and academies in the state.
Corriveau enlisted with the department in 1998 and graduated as a member of the 117th Trooper Recruit School. After graduation he was assigned to the Brighton Post and has worked there for six years.
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: First Lieutenant Tom Sands, Brighton Post commander, (810) 227-1051