28 new MSP troopers join the ranks

LANSING, Mich (WLNS) – There are 28 newly minted Michigan State Police troopers ready to begin their assignments.

The 132nd Trooper Recruit School graduated the latest class during a ceremony today at the Training Academy.

Their training started in August and included work with firearms, water safety, defensive tactics, ethics and criminal law.

Michigan State Police Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue swore the 28 recruits in as troopers.

Governor Rick Snyder delivered a keynote address.

The governor included a request for 100 more troopers in the 2018-19 budget he submitted Wednesday.

There will be no rest for the new troopers.

They will spread out to their assignments beginning this weekend.

Another trooper recruit school is expected to start in June.

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