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Police Trooper

State of Michigan

This is a Full-time position in Lansing, MI posted May 1, 2021.

For those looking for a career serving the community, being a role model and making a difference in many lives, Michigan State Police has an opportunity for training and job placement with the state’s law enforcement agency.

A Michigan State Trooper performs a full range of law enforcement assignments and is a certified police officer by the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES).

A trooper typically works out of a State Police post and patrols the roads of an assigned geographical area to prevent or detect traffic law violations, conduct criminal investigations, and provide a variety of related services to the public.

At the entry level of this classification, employees are initially assigned (earning a paycheck and health insurance benefits) to the Michigan State Police (MSP) Training Academy Recruit School where one completes the required law enforcement officer residential training program (approximately 24-26 weeks), as well as other course work and physical training intended to provide the knowledge and skills required to function as a State Police Trooper.

Applicants are asked to submit three preferred post locations when receiving their conditional offer of employment with their most preferred as number one.

Every effort is made to fulfill their request while balancing the personnel needs of the agency.

Applicants will receive their post assignment in their Appointment Letter.

Successful completion of recruit school is mandatory for continued employment.

Upon graduating from recruit school, the probationary trooper at their assigned State Police post and under close supervision, begins to function as a police officer.

The employee must satisfactorily complete an 18-month probationary period in this classification.

Successful completion of the probationary period is mandatory for continued employment.

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The following attachments are required to be submittedwith your application (unless not applicable to you): Birth Certificate Driver’s License Social Security Card High School Transcript College Transcript DD-214 Cover Letter Resume Pre-Employment Physical Fitness Test results (see link below under “Experience” for details) Release of Information (download, complete, and attach to this application) QI Form (download, complete, and attach to this application) Inspector General Report (download, complete, and attach to this application)
EMPLOYMENT: You are required for this application to include any (full or part-time) employment you have ever had.

Required Education and Experience
Education Possession of a high school diploma or GED Certificate.

Experience No specific type or amount is required.

Applicants MUST take and PASS the Entry Level Law Enforcement exam and MCOLES Pre-Employment Physical Fitness Test to apply for this position.
Additional Requirements and Information
Willingness to submit to a thorough background investigation designed to measure the applicant’s suitability for police work.

Must be a United States citizen.

Must be a resident of the State of Michigan before graduation from the Academy.

Must be at least 21 years of age by recruit school graduation.

Must have a valid Michigan driver’s license by recruit school graduation.

Must possess a satisfactory driving record.

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