135th Trooper Recruit School Begins; Advances Made Attracting Diverse Candidates, New Recruiting Video Released

Contact: Ms. Lori Dougovito, MSP Public Affairs Section, 517-284-3223

October 1, 2018

The Michigan State Police is pleased to announce that 128 recruits just completed the first week of 26 weeks of training to become Michigan State Troopers, including the largest number of women in over two decades.

“At a time when police agencies nationwide are struggling to find qualified candidates, we have worked extremely hard to improve our recruiting and selection process to attract the most qualified women and men who best reflect the communities we serve,” said Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue, director of the Michigan State Police (MSP). “With 23 women in this class and 24 recruits who identify as a racial minority, this class is our most diverse recruit class in the last 20 years.”

To continue to build on this momentum, the MSP is redoubling recruiting efforts to find candidates for future trooper recruit schools, including launching new videos on social media to share the agency’s mission and message. The first video, “On the Lookout,” can be viewed on Facebook and YouTube.

During recruit school, recruits reside at the MSP Training Academy from Sunday through Friday each week. Between wake-up at 5 a.m. and lights-out at 10 p.m., they will receive over 1,200 hours of instruction in criminal law, patrol techniques, defensive tactics, ethics, cultural diversity and implicit bias, first aid, report writing, firearms, water safety, crime scene processing and precision driving.

Recruits who successfully complete recruit school will graduate on April 3, 2019.

To learn more about a career with the MSP or begin the application process, visit www.michigan.gov/mspjobs.

135th Trooper Recruit School Participants:

Hometown

Last Name

First Name

Ada

Wade

Kial

Adrian

Marston

Lucas

Allegan

Kelley

Austin

Allen Park

Crawford

Russell

Auburn

Irish

Sarah

Avoca

Salski

Nicholas

Battle Creek

Grosteffon

Conner

Bellaire

Droste

Kristina

Berkley

Birnie

Blair

Bessemer

Maxinoski

Paul

Birmingham

Harris

Ariel

Brooklyn

Breckel

Dalton

Brownstown

Richey

Shayd

Brownstown

Lee-Scott

Roger

Brownstown

Everidge II

James

Burtchville

Bradley

Cory

Burton

Rivard

Eric

Canton

Mejia

Rene

Casco

Pitcel

Dustin

Cass City

Ross

Kyle

Cassopolis

Christodoulides

Costas

Charlevoix

Knoop

Braden

Charlotte

Hall

Brandon

Clinton Township

Hinson

Kleo

Clio

Stebner

Emily

Corunna

Rzepecki

Courtney

Dearborn Heights

Sharp

Taylor A.

Decatur

Haas

Dakotah

Detroit

Sims Jr.

Kevin

Detroit

Davis

Michael

Dundee

Mravec IV

Joseph

East Lansing

Epps

Lyndsey

Eastpointe

Harris-Savage

Shakera

Farmington Hills

Langham

Landon

Farmington Hills

Smith

Laquan

Farmington Hills

Hunter

Tevin

Fennville

Hoffman

Daniel

Fenton

Viviano

Robert

Flint

Purches

Nariyel

Flushing

McKenzie

Austin

Flushing

Meixsell

Emily

Freeland

Menzel

Rebecca

Gaylord

Kaiser

Kevin

Gaylord

Wehner

Jonathan

Gaylord

Sink

Nathan

Gladstone 

Ray

JaynaRae

Gladstone

Robinson

Stefin

Gladwin

Aguilera

Saul

Goodrich

Sims

Madalyn

Goodrich

Hovey

Nikolas

Grand Blanc

Pila

Gunnar

Grand Blanc

Humphrey

Donzell

Grand Rapids

DeVries

Jason

Grand Rapids

Torres-Garcia

Juan

Greenville

Oliver

Mitchell

Hamilton

Burress

Jamison

Harbor Springs

Roberts

Justin

Haslett

Knudsen

Jared

Holt

Sharp

Taylor C.

Holt

Dennany

Nicholas

Holt

Holton

Zachary

Honor

Reszka

Nicholas

Howell

Egan

Colleen

Howell

Mansfield

Joseph

Jackson

Owen

Jacob

Kimball

Howell Jr.

Corey

 Lansing

Humes

Anna

Lansing

Krause

Matthew

Lansing

Baxter

Jimmy

Lansing

Lamond

Robert

Lansing

Edwards III

Harris

Lansing

Pineda

Colton

Lansing

Morrison

Cody

Macomb

O'Neil

Clayton

Mancelona

Bielecki

Kaitlyn

Manton

Burnside

Michael

Manton

Morris

Darren

Manton

Birgy

Kaylie

Manton

Swanson II

Robert

Marshall

Smith

Tracey

Mason

Carlson

Matthew

Mason

Piper-Harris

Dalton

Mason

Starr

Caleb

Mattawan

Campbell

Kylie

Middleville

Kneibel

Mitchell

Montrose

Kettler

Kyle

Mt. Pleasant

Helcher

Drew

Mt. Pleasant

Yeagley

Matthew

Munger

Syring

Garrett

Muskegon

Taylor

Jayson

Muskegon

Nichols

Maxwell

Muskegon

Wansten

Kyle

Muskegon

Mosley

Nathan

Negaunee

Fezatt

Evan

Newberry

Sumbera

Shiloh

Novi

Gatt

Robert

Paw Paw

Hug

Coty

Perry

Jared

Andrew

Rapid River

Kanyuh

George

Richland

Gaudard

Patrick

Roscommon

Hammon

Laken

Saginaw

Dugan

Kevin

Saginaw

Farnham

Chloe

Saginaw

Montez

Cole

Saginaw

Dennis

Eric

Saginaw

Houghton

Dustin

Scottville

Ward

Ryan

Seminole, Texas

Lintz

Isaiah

Shelby

Bahena

Freddy

Shepherd

Wolford

Andrew

South Rockwood

Lambrix

Benjamin

Southfield

Harden

Kenneth

St. Clair

McCabe

Cody

St. Clair Shores

Choice

Jacob

St. Ignace

St. Louis

Curtis

Swartz Creek

Hatt

Cody

Tecumseh

Birt III

Michael

Tecumseh

Ruch

Andrew

Temperance

Vander Vlucht

Justin

Three Rivers

Sussdorf

Alex

Traverse City

Lott

Kyle

Traverse City

Patterson

Jeffrey

Traverse City

Knowles

Tyler

Traverse City

Floering

Tyler

Waterford

Okaiye

Matthew

Westphalia

Van Ells

Dane

Winona Lake, Ind.

Harman

Cristal

Ypsilanti

Grubbs

Kyle