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State Properties Security Officer

The Michigan State Police, State Properties Security Officer (SPSO) is a specialized position which provides general law enforcement and security services at state owned and leased facilities in the Lansing area. These positions are not MCOLES certified; however State Properties Security Officers are empowered to make arrests on duty, when in uniform on state properties.

All SPSO positions are based in the Lansing area. SPSO's perform a number of law enforcement functions while on duty they include, patrol of the Capitol Grounds and state office buildings, security at special events, dignitary protection and the investigation of criminal complaints which emanate from state agencies or occur on state owned or leased property. Patrols are deployed on foot, bicycle or in a patrol car.

SPSO's work under the direction of a Lieutenant and Detective Sergeant providing 24 hour 365 day a year coverage within their patrol area. SPSO's must exercise good judgment while responding effectively to critical situations which occur in an extremely high profile environment.