Governor Rick Snyder of Michigan
Ninety new recruits were sworn in to the Michigan State Police today at the 124th Trooper Recruit School Graduation ceremony.
Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue, director of the Michigan State Police, conducted the swearing-in ceremony. She explained that these recruits will support law enforcement efforts in the state's most violent cities of Flint, Detroit, Pontiac and Saginaw, as well as underserved communities throughout the state.
"To ensure we have the staffing that is necessary to carry out this commitment, Governor Snyder, with support of the legislature, provided the department with the funding to hire 180 new state troopers this fiscal year," Etue said.
Governor Snyder offered his congratulations to the new recruits.
"This is a very exciting day," Snyder said. "Your careers are just starting, and you're gonna have an opportunity for a career of hopefully 20 or 30 years with the Michigan State Police -- an opportunity to give customer service to the greatest group of customers you could ever think about -- the people of Michigan."