Michigan State Police to host recruitment seminars in Bay Region

MSP Troopers at the Tri-City Post. (Photo: Courtney Wheaton.)

Freeland, Mich-- Over the last five years or so Michigan State Police has stepped up its recruitment efforts.

"We have a lot of seasoned troopers who are on their way out and we need new fresh bodies to protect and serve our state," said Trooper, Michael Darrow.

There are two seminars coming up for those who maybe interested in joining the boys and girls in blue.

The first recruitment seminar is happening in Bay City at the Jack Wirt Library on Wednesday evening at 6 p.m.

The second is taking place this Saturday in Saginaw at the 1st Ward Community Center.

"This is a chance for interested citizens to ask us questions and get to know us in an informal environment to see if this is maybe something they are interested in," said Trooper Darrow.

Trooper Darrow also says that there are several opportunities within MSP. It's not just driving a blue cruiser and handing out tickets.

Troopers have the opportunity to do anything from operating drones, driving motorcycles to even working in a crime lab.

Recruitment officers say they are looking for good recruits with solid moral backgrounds, but are hoping more women and minorities apply.

"We want to make sure our force represents our diverse state in every way possible, said Trooper Darrow.

Those who are interested must be 21 years of age by the end of recruit school and have a high school diploma or GED.

For more information you can click here or visit the closest MSP post near you.

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