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State Police Bomb Techs Lead the Field, Stay with Squad for Years

There's no guidebook when it comes to dismantling a bomb. 

Working Waterborne

Growing up on a lake, Tpr. Shawn Reynolds was pretty much destined to love being in the water.

'Homicide School' Trains New Detectives

One victim, three crime scenes to investigate and if the scenarios are pieced together correctly, the detectives get their arrest warrant and a better understanding of what they will experience in the field. 

Navigating In-Crisis Calls - The Important Role of Negotiators

How many times have you heard listening called an underrated skill? Maybe none if you weren't paying attention. 

State Police One of Two Agencies in the Nation to Test Patrol Vehicles

A patrol vehicle is an officer's lifeline. It is trusted to perform and protect those traveling inside and sharing the road.

Q&A: MSP Members Discuss Pride Month

The month of June, which is designated as Pride Month, is dedicated to the uplifting of LGBTQ+ voices, celebration of LGBTQ+ culture, and the support of LGBTQ+ rights. This year, the Michigan State Police (MSP) is spotlighting two of our members in a candid Q&A.

Training Academy Adapts Trooper Recruit School Training to Include Cultural Awareness and Diverse Speaker Series

Understanding and respecting each other is as crucial now as it has ever been. For law enforcement, it is a career requirement. 

MSP Pride, and Me.

Lou Holtz (the legendary coach for Fighting Irish football) once said: "Do right. Do your best. Treat others as you want to be treated." This quote, slightly reworded, hangs in the Michigan State Police (MSP) Training Academy as an expectation of, and as a reminder to, everyone who walks the halls.

Who I Am

In recognition of May being Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Month, I was asked to reflect on being an Asian American.

Grayling Laboratory Director to Retire after 35 Years with the State Police

Grayling Laboratory Director Connie Swander kicked off her career with the Michigan State Police (MSP) having already spent 18 years as a medical technologist in the private sector. 

State Police Canine Unit Relocates to Renovated Facility, New School Underway to Train Five Teams

When plans moved forward to revamp the Canine Unit's kennel building, Sgt. Dave Yount was looking forward to gaining much-needed space for training. 

Forensic Science Division Receives Accreditation for Laboratory Analyses, Crime Scene Response

Piecing together a crime can come down to a single drop of blood. Maybe a fingerprint pulled from a car door or a bullet fragment traced back to what was once, literally, a smoking gun. The scientific work needed to connect those dots is done daily at Michigan State Police (MSP) forensic laboratories across the state. 

MSP Adds Survivor-Centered Advocates at Lansing and Flint Posts

Survivors of domestic and sexual violence have a new ally in the Michigan State Police. A victim services advocate is now available at both the Lansing and Flint posts to provide support to survivors involved in domestic or sexual assaults.

A Letter to My Younger Self

By Lt. Col. Amy Dehner, Chief Deputy Director

No matter who you are or where you work - none of us have the luxury of looking back on our life to retroactively apply lessons learned.