New state troopers assigned

LANSING — Michigan’s newest troopers, including two from Dickinson County, are reporting to work at Michigan State Police posts across the state after graduating from the 136th Trooper Recruit School.

The school began June 30 at the MSP Training Academy in Lansing. For the past 25 weeks, 43 recruits received training in firearms, water safety, defensive tactics, patrol techniques, report writing, ethics, cultural diversity and implicit bias, decision making, leadership, first aid, criminal law, crime scene processing and precision driving.

Alex Carlson of Norway will be assigned to the Gaylord post while Ethan Metras of Iron Mountain will be assigned to the Gladstone post.

The next trooper recruit school starts Jan. 26. Including these new troopers, there are 1,238 troopers assigned statewide.

Persons interested in learning more about a career with the MSP should visit www.michigan.gov/mspjobs for information on how to apply.


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