State Police Training New Motor Carrier Officers; Recruits to Graduate in December 2018

Contact: MC Spl/Sgt. David Haynes, MSP Training Division, 734-621-2806

Aug. 6, 2018

Nine prospective motor carrier officers reported to the Michigan State Police (MSP) Training Academy yesterday, Sunday, Aug. 5, for the first day of the 23rd Motor Carrier Officer Recruit School.

For the next 19 weeks, recruits will receive instruction in firearms, water safety, defensive tactics, patrol techniques, report writing, ethics, first aid, criminal law, precision driving, commercial vehicle law and commercial vehicle inspection procedures.

Recruits who successfully complete recruit school will graduate on Dec. 19, 2018, and be assigned to work sites across the state.

Motor carrier officers are armed uniformed members of the MSP who specialize in commercial vehicle enforcement. They enforce traffic safety laws on commercial vehicles, protect the infrastructure through aggressive size and weight enforcement, conduct commercial vehicle and driver inspections and contribute to homeland security efforts by enforcing hazardous material regulations.

In order to be selected to attend the academy, applicants had to pass a stringent selection process that included a physical fitness test, background investigation and hiring interview.

This is the first motor carrier officer recruit school held since eight officers graduated from the 22nd Motor Carrier Officer Recruit School in December 2017.

To learn more about a career with the MSP, interested candidates should visit www.michigan.gov/mspjobs.

23rd Motor Carrier Officer Recruit School participants:

Hometown

Last Name

First Name

East Detroit

Little Jr.

David

El Mehalla, Egypt

Addelhamid

Mohamed

Holland

Van Nuil

Justin

Lansing

Hicks

Greggory

Marshall

Reeves

Benjamin

Midland

Lauer

Jacob

Millington

Loper

Cory

Pittsford

Reader

Nicholas

St. Clair

Leonard

Nathan