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Meet our Newest Troopers: The 136th Trooper Recruit School

Get to know members of the 136th Trooper Recruit School in this video series. 

Thanksgiving Tradition Continues: MSP Lends a Hand Delivering Meals

In the days leading up to Thanksgiving, Michigan State Police (MSP) troopers and members of the 136th Trooper Recruit School made sure Michigan families had meals to enjoy for the holiday. 

'Stuff a Blue Goose' Continues MSP Tradition of Giving

The Michigan State Police's Stuff a Blue Goose campaign is a holiday favorite for us. Not only do the communities we serve benefit from the toys and food that are collected during this unique effort, but it also reminds us how much people care and how connected we all are. 

Oh, baby!

Oh, baby!

The Michigan State Police Family is growing - with a lot of help from the Caro Post. Seven troopers, nearly one-third of all assigned there, have welcomed, or are expecting, babies throughout 2019. Three are first time parents.

Sergeant Volunteers at Children's Camp that Celebrates Burn Survivors

Michigan State Police fire investigator Spl/Sgt. Dan Drew has witnessed the physical and emotional destruction fires cause. When a child is injured, it's not easy to comprehend or process. And it never gets easier.

Yoga in Recruit School?

"Arms overhead. Breathe in and out through your nose."

It's 5:45 a.m.

"Bend at the hips and try to touch the floor in front of you."

Father and Son Carry Same Trooper Badge for 50+ Years

Tpr. Kevin Flick was a toddler when his father reported to the 73rd Trooper Recruit School in September of 1968. His first memory of the Michigan State Police stems from his dad's first post assignment in Romeo. Things really come into focus around the time Snoopy entered the picture -- the dog, not the cartoon.

Ask a Trooper: The role of the Michigan State Police

F/Lt. Travis House, Houghton Lake Post Commander

Most people rarely or never call the police to make a complaint.

Citizens go about their day enjoying the relatively trouble-free lives afforded to them just for living in the good ole U.S. of A. But once in a great while, John or Jane Q. Public might find themselves face to face with a situation that warrants a call to the boys (and girls) in blue.

Troopers Become Camp Companions for Kids with Cancer

Campfires and swimsuits are summertime staples for a lot of Michigan kids, but often not for those living with cancer. A diagnosis can mean visitor restrictions and chemo in a sterile hospital setting. 

Flint Post Brings Pop-Up Basketball Event to Ossington Avenue

It was near 90 degrees outside, but to the kids shooting hoops with the troops it felt like Christmastime. Christmas in July, courtesy of the Michigan State Police Flint Post, the Florida-based Basketball Cop Foundation and sporting good giant Spalding. 

Electric Forest Experience

What's the first thing you think of when you see a police officer?

As director of the Michigan State Police, I hope it's something positive, but I'm realistic enough to know that for some people, that's not the case. So, for those in the latter category, know this - the MSP is committed to changing perceptions, to helping you see law enforcement in a new, and brighter light.

Light up the City 2019

The Michigan State Police is a proud partner of the Light Up the City initiative in Saginaw, Flint, Jackson and Muskegon Heights.

135th Trooper Recruit School

There is no singular experience, upbringing, or education that makes a Trooper. Each is as diverse as the job they do! On April 3, 101 recruits earned their badges.

100th Anniversary Mural

A mural commemorating the MSP's 100th Anniversary was installed at MSP Headquarters in Dimondale. The Mural was the last of the department's special recognitions commemorating this milestone birthday in 2017.