19th MCORS: Week 17

October 20, 2014

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Week 17 began with 11 recruits accounted for.

The recruits started their week with training in size and weight lessons and instruction on how to enforce laws to protect the states roadways.  They also utilized the skills they have learned on how to weight a commercial motor vehicle with a portable scale.

In Firearms, the recruits qualified with their shotguns and were issued their revolvers.

On Thursday, the recruits had an opportunity to interview members of the MSP Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division command staff.  MSP members from across the state visited the recruits to share their experiences with the department. These interviews also gave the recruits a chance to sharpen their communication skills, which is vital in their future careers.

Undoubtedly the most memorable event of the week for the recruits was receiving their Class C uniforms.  Through hard work, dedication, and perseverance the recruits have earned the right to wear the uniform of a Michigan State Police motor carrier officer.  A great sense of pride is apparent by not only by the recruits, but also by the staff who have trained them.  During the remaining two weeks of recruit school, the recruits will continue to earn the various accoutrements that complete their uniform, ending on graduation day when they receive their badge.

Week 17 ended with 11 recruits being released for weekend furlough.


127th TRS: Week 18

October 15, 2014

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The 127th Trooper Recruit School returned on Sunday evening with 80 recruits present and accounted for.

The recruits began Week 18 with a new sense of focus after receiving their post assignments last week. Now that the recruits have been notified of where they will be assigned after graduation, they will begin making arrangements to report to their respective posts for duty.

As a community service effort, the recruits went to the Lansing Boys and Girls Club to meet with area youth this week. This event was mutually beneficial as it gave the recruits experience in serving as a community leader while providing area youth with the opportunity to interact with law enforcement in a positive manner.

The recruits also went to the Woldumar Nature Center to assist with clearing low hanging branches, moving various objects and plants, and cleaning areas throughout the nature center grounds. Additionally, the recruits went to Potter Park Zoo to assist personnel with preparation for their “Boo at the Zoo” event.

Eighty recruits were released on Friday evening for weekend furlough.


127th TRS: Week 17

October 8, 2014

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Members of the 127th Trooper Recruit School returned on Sunday evening with 81 recruits present and accounted for.

During week 17, the recruits worked with temporary staff and detectives from the Lansing area to evaluate tactical considerations involving search warrant entries.  The recruits then completed scenarios involving search warrant entries and residential searches.

The recruits had a busy week in Defensive Tactics.  They completed static drills on Tuesday and Wednesday before completing a stress course on Thursday and Friday.  The recruits were expected to complete four different scenarios where they had to evaluate the appropriate level of force needed to gain compliance from their suspect.  During Patrols, the recruits completed a practical where they had to interview a criminal sexual conduct victim.  The recruits were expected to know proper procedures and ask appropriate questions in order to make sure they received all of the needed information.

Eighty recruits were released on Friday evening for weekend furlough.


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