Community Service Troopers

Community Service Troopers Snapshot

Michigan State Police (MSP) Community Service Troopers (CSTs) are assigned to regions across the state to focus on community outreach to help strengthen communities. They serve citizens in a range of ways, including mentoring youth, working with seniors, educating citizens on emerging crime trends and focusing on community service and training. CSTs also work with other police agencies to help strengthen law enforcement.

CST Specializations Include:

  • Teaching, Educating and Mentoring (T.E.A.M.)
  • Social Media as an Investigative Tool
  • Internet Crimes Against Children: Emerging Trends in Technology
  • Elder Abuse
  • ID Theft
  • Autism Awareness
  • Media Relations
  • Neighborhood Watch
  • Security in Places of Worship
  • Personal Safety
  • Business Security
  • Community Emergency Response (CERT) Training

2014 CST Activity Highlights

  • Presented Teaching, Educating and Mentoring (T.E.A.M.) curriculum to more than 87,500 elementary, junior high and high school students.
  • Presented Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.) curriculum to over 3,900 elementary and junior high students.
  • Met with over 1,750 local businesses. 
  • Met with over 1,500 non-profit and faith-based organizations.
  • Met with over 1,300 faith-based organizations.
  • Appeared in or met with local media outlets over 1,200 times.