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Information for Veterans

Three Michigan State Police troopers, military veterans, in their military uniforms.

Information for Veterans

Did you know that nearly one-third of our trooper recruits are military veterans and those serving in the National Guard and Reserve? As a paramilitary organization and Freedom Award winner, the MSP is military friendly.

Benefits for veterans or those still serving include:

  • Eligibility to receive credit toward longevity and annual leave.
  • Ability to purchase up to two years of service toward early retirement.
  • Receive On the Job Training (OJT) benefits while attending recruit school (including a housing stipend).
Learn more about becoming a trooper