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Michigan State Police Training Academy is underway

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Source: Michigan State Police Source: Michigan State Police
LANSING, MI (WNEM) -

Another session of the Michigan State Police Training Academy is underway.

On Sunday 60 prospective troopers reported for the first day of the 129th Trooper Recruit School.

For the next 22 weeks the recruits will wake-up at 5 a.m. and receive firearm training, defensive tactics, ethics, crime scene processing and more until lights-out at 10 p.m.

Those who successfully complete the training will graduate on August 26, 2016.

“As a department, we look forward to the start of a new recruit school,” said Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue, director of the MSP. “It is our hope that each of these recruits will successfully meet and exceed the challenges they will face over the next few months, and we look forward to welcoming each of them to the ranks of the Michigan State Police in August.”

In order to be selected to attend the 129th Trooper Recruit School, recruits had to pass a selection process that included a physical fitness test, background investigation and hiring interview.

Since 2011 the MSP has hired 492 state troopers, bringing the total number of at-post troopers statewide to 982.

To learn more about a career with the Michigan State Police, click here.

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