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Civilian Careers

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Civilian Careers

Wondering what non-law enforcement occupations are available for you as a civilian member of the Michigan State Police?
Consider a rewarding career in criminal analysis, forensic science, or emergency dispatching.
These are just a few opportunities for you to provide 'Service With A Purpose.'

Employee Benefits:

Michigan State Police employees receive health, dental, vision, and life insurance packages. They participate in the State of Michigan’s Defined Contribution Retirement Program; additional options for retirement investment are available through the state’s 401k or 457 deferred compensation programs. Find more information on Employee Benefits

  • Defined benefit/defined contribution and health savings plans.
  • Paid holiday, vacation and sick leave.
  • 12 weeks of paid parental leave. 
  • Health, dental, vision, and life insurances.
  • Tuition reimbursement, career guidance, specialized training, employee resource groups, and access to wellness and resiliency resources. 
  • Continuing education partnerships for reduced/discounted tuition and recognition of training for college credits at numerous colleges and universities.

How to Apply:

Click on the position you are interested in and view the job description. Click on 'Apply' and follow the instructions. You will be required to create an account if you do not have one.

See current MSP job openings

Application Process:

Once your application has been submitted, the next steps of the process will include review of your application to ensure you meet the minimum requirements, an oral interview, and if selected, a conditional offer of employment.

Some positions may require additional testing and will be described in the job description of the application. Appointment into the position will require passing a background check and drug screening.

Please see Procedure Manual 03-04 - Pre-Employment Process for detailed explanation of each step of the process.

New or reapplications will not be accepted after the position closing date.