MSP graduates latest recruits

Michigan’s newest troopers will soon report to work at Michigan State Police posts across the state after graduating from the 134th Trooper Recruit School last week.

Kriste Kibbey Etue, director of the MSP, administered the Oath of Office during Friday’s ceremony at the Lansing Center.

The 134th Trooper Recruit School began Jan. 14, when 152 prospective troopers reported to the MSP Training Academy in Lansing. For the past 26 weeks, recruits received training in firearms, water safety, defensive tactics, patrol techniques, report writing, ethics, cultural diversity and implicit bias, first aid, criminal law, crime scene processing and precision driving.

In order to be selected to attend the academy, all applicants had to pass a selection process that included a physical-fitness test, background investigation and hiring interview.

With troopers from the latest class now graduated, there are 1,269 troopers assigned statewide.

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