Michigan State Police looking to recruit new troopers

The Michigan State Police are looking for a few good men and women to become new troopers. (MGN)

LANSING, Mich. --The Michigan State Police are looking for a few good men and women to become new troopers.


Starting salary for a trooper is $44,000; the maximum salary is about $66,000 at 20 years of service.

During their training, recruits receive a bi-weekly salary of approximately $1,700.

See the full list of benefits here.

Minimum requirements are as followed:

  • Applicants must be 18 years of age to take the Entry Level Law Enforcement Exam. A passing score is good for five years.
  • Applicants must be a United States Citizen.
  • Applicants must be a Michigan resident by recruit school graduation.
  • Applicants must have a valid Michigan driver's license by recruit school graduation.
  • Applicants must be 21 years of age by recruit school graduation.
  • Applicants must have a high school diploma or G.E.D. A college education is not required, though it is recommended.
  • Applicants cannot have a felony conviction or be a suspect in case with the reasonable belief the applicant committed a felony.
  • Applicants must meet the Michigan Commission On Law Enforcement Standards minimum hearing requirements as well as the department's Visual Acuity Standards.
  • Applicants must show a pattern of fiscal responsibility.
  • Applicants must have good moral character.
  • Driving Record: In the two years prior to the beginning of the selection process for a recruit school, applicants cannot have:
  • An assessment of eight or more points
  • Three or more moving violations
  • Two or more traffic crashes resulting in moving violations or civil infractions
  • In the four years prior to the beginning of the selection process for a recruit school, applicants cannot have:
  • A conviction of driving with a suspended or revoked license
  • A conviction of driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, including impaired driving
  • Two or more convictions of reckless driving

If you’re interested in applying, click here.

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