Inside the Special Operations Division
- Aviation Unit
The Aviation Unit provides essential aviation support to all Michigan law enforcement agencies and to the citizen community at large.
- Bomb Squad
The Bomb Squad consists of 15 members assigned to seven regional teams. These teams respond statewide to suspected explosive devices and Weapon of Mass Destruction (WMD) incidents.
- Canine Unit
The Canine Unit has a long and distinguished history that dates back to 1960 when Tpr. Richard Abbott and his dog "Jocko" became the first official canine team to serve the department.
- Emergency Support Team
The Emergency Support Team was created in 1974 to handle highly dangerous and critical incidents facing law enforcement.
- Marine Services Team
The Marine Services Team (formerly Underwater Recovery Unit) provides diving expertise in the areas of body recovery, evidence collection and recovery of stolen property.
- Tactical Bike Team
Established in 2016, the Tactical Bike Team is specially trained in crowd management and crowd control.
- Traffic Crash Reconstruction Unit
Traffic Crash Reconstruction has been a part of the Michigan State Police (MSP) since the mid-1970's.