MICHIGAN STATE POLICE
P.O. BOX 30634, LANSING, MICHIGAN
LANSING, MICHIGAN 48909
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Updated: October 29, 2020
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Classification: Trooper 10
Michigan State Police is currently hiring for the position of Trooper 10. Both a passing Frontline National test and a department application are required to apply for this listing. You may complete the application here.
The department requires the candidate Work Attitudes Questionnaire (WAQ). You can access the questionnaire through your candidate account. NTN suggests completing the WAQ as soon as possible so there is not a delay in your process.
*NTN scores are valid with the Michigan State Police up to 5 years.
Salary: Troopers receive a starting salary of $49,088.88 and reach top salary in six years of $70,094.16.
Benefits: For an extensive list of benefits, please visit www.michigan.gov/msp
State Information: The Michigan State Police is seeking qualified and diverse men and women looking for an exciting and rewarding career in law enforcement. A Michigan State Trooper performs a full range of law enforcement assignments and is a certified police officer by the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES). A trooper typically works out of a State Police post and patrols the roads of an assigned geographical area to prevent or detect traffic law violations, conduct criminal investigations, and provide a variety of full-service law enforcement related services to the public.
Population: 10.4 million
Age: Must be at least 21 years of age by recruit school graduation.
US Citizen: Required
High School Grad/GED: Applicants must have a high school diploma or G.E.D.
Valid MICHIGAN State Driver's License: Required by recruit school graduation
Ability to Read/Speak English: Required
Vision: This standard applies to each eye: Corrected vision must be 20/20 or better
College: A college education is not required, though it is recommended
Academy Certification: MSP will pay to train troopers through the academy
Michigan State Police Philosophy and Statements: PHILOSOPHY OF LEADERSHIP
“The department achieves its mission through employees who distinguish themselves as leaders by their ability to earn respect, instill confidence, and strengthen morale by providing vision, accountability, and recognizing individual contributions and achievements.”
“A PROUD tradition of SERVICE through EXCELLENCE, INTEGRITY, and COURTESY”
“Provide the highest quality law enforcement and public safety services throughout Michigan.”
“Be a leader and partner in law enforcement and public safety, with a highly trained, full-service state police force that is mobile, flexible, and responsive to emerging public safety needs across Michigan.”
Veteran Friendly Employer: The Michigan State Police is a Gold Level Veteran Friendly Employer.
Did you know that nearly one-third of our trooper recruits are military veterans and those serving in the National Guard and Reserve?
As a paramilitary organization and Freedom Award winner, the Michigan State Police is military friendly.
Benefits for veterans or those still serving include:
Felony, Criminal Activity Disqualifiers: Convictions; reasonable belief that a felony has been committed; expungements, Holmes Youthful Trainee Act
Driving Disqualifiers: In the two years prior to the beginning of the selection process:
Additional Disqualifiers: Providing FALSE, MISLEADING, and/or INCOMPLETE information may lead to disqualification in the hiring process, a ban from future employment consideration with the Michigan State Police, or termination if employed.