Community Service Troopers

Community Service Troopers

Michigan State Police (MSP) Community Service Troopers (CSTs) are assigned to regions across the state to focus on community outreach to help strengthen communities. They serve citizens in a range of ways, including mentoring youth, working with seniors, and educating citizens on emerging crime trends. CSTs also work with other police agencies to help strengthen law enforcement.

CST Specializations Include:

  • Teaching, Educating and Mentoring (T.E.A.M.)
  • Social Media as an Investigative Tool
  • Internet Crimes Against Children: Emerging Trends in Technology
  • Elder Abuse
  • ID Theft
  • Autism Awareness
  • Media Relations
  • Neighborhood Watch
  • Security in Places of Worship
  • Personal Safety
  • Business Security
  • Community Emergency Response (CERT) Training

2017 CST Activity Highlights

  • Presented Teaching, Educating and Mentoring (T.E.A.M.) curriculum to more than 73,000 elementary, junior high and high school students.
  • Presented Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.) curriculum to over 875 elementary and junior high students.
  • Met with over 1,400 local businesses. 
  • Met with over 1,100 non-profit and faith-based organizations.
  • Attended over 1,200 community meetings.
  • Appeared in or met with local media outlets over 1,000 times.