Seventy-eight recruits are set to hit the communities as Michigan State Police troopers.
The recruits took part in a graduation ceremony Friday at the Lansing Center. Gov. Rick Snyder provided a keynote address.
“This is a proud day for our new troopers, their families and all of Michigan,” Snyder said. “These graduates have been tested by rigorous physical and academic training, and have proved they have what it takes to wear the Michigan State Police badge. Our entire state appreciates their commitment to service and excellence. I have every confidence that they will uphold the highest traditions of the Michigan State Police. I wish them safe, successful careers as they join the ranks of Michigan’s elite law enforcement agency.”
Upon graduation, the new troopers will be be assigned to MSP posts across the state.
They successfully completed a boot-camp style course at the Michigan State Police Training Academy in Lansing.
The recruits had training in firearms, water safety, defensive tactics, patrol techniques, report writing, ethics, first aid, criminal law, crime scene processing and precision driving.