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Special Operations Division

Inside Special Operations Division

To obtain the assistance of one of these specialized units, requests can be routed through any Michigan State Police Post, Regional Communication Center, or Operations Unit at 517-241-8000.

Aviation Unit

The Aviation Unit provides essential aviation support to all Michigan law enforcement agencies and to the citizen community at large.

Aviation Unit

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.

Bomb Squad

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.

Canine Unit

Emergency Support Team

The Emergency Support Team was created in 1974 to handle highly dangerous and critical incidents facing law enforcement.

Emergency Support Team

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.

Marine Services Team

Tactical Bike Team

Established in 2016, the Tactical Bike Team is specially trained in crowd management and crowd control.

Tactical Bike Team

Traffic Crash Reconstruction Unit

Traffic Crash Reconstruction has been a part of the Michigan State Police (MSP) since the mid-1970's.

Traffic Crash Reconstruction Unit