127th TRS: Week 21

November 5, 2014

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The final week of the 127th Trooper Recruit School began with 80 recruits reporting to the Training Academy on Sunday evening.

It has been a long journey for the remaining 80 recruits who are still going strong. During Week 21, the recruits donned their department-issued uniforms and beamed with pride as they moved throughout the Training Academy.

During the first part of the week, recruits were administered the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) certification exam.  This mastery exam covers all areas of instruction the recruits received during their time in recruit school.

On Wednesday, the recruits completed their 10-mile graduation run with Training Academy staff and other MSP department members.  This run signifies the end of the challenges the recruits have faced and conquered during recruit school.

The recruits have successfully overcome all of the challenges they faced during recruit school as well as completed instruction in First Aid, Defensive Tactics, Firearms, Water Safety, Precision Driving, Patrols, Report Writing and Physical Training. Though each recruit may have faced his or her own adversity during training, each of them prevailed.

On Thursday, MSP Director Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue, Field Services Bureau Commander Lt. Col. Thomas Sands and Specialized Services Bureau Lt. Col. Gary Gorski conducted the command officer inspection of the recruits.

On Friday, in front of a large audience of family, friends and members of the MSP family, recruits of the 127th Trooper Recruit School proudly sounded off as they entered the Lansing Center to kick off their graduation ceremony.  The class was addressed by Governor Rick Snyder and Colonel Etue. The recruits took the oath of office and received their rightfully earned trooper badge and title they have worked so hard to attain.  The new troopers and their families are now part of the Michigan State Police family and a long and proud tradition of service through excellence, integrity, and courtesy.

Week 21 ended with 80 new Michigan State Police troopers ready to report to their assigned posts.

Congratulations to the troopers of the 127th Trooper Recruit School!


127th TRS: Week 20

October 28, 2014

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Eighty recruits returned to the Training Academy for Week 20.

Recruits of the 127th Trooper Recruit School continue to be very busy though graduation day is quickly approaching. The recruits participated in several hands on exercises, earned new freedoms and equipment, and received their Class B Uniforms this week.

On Monday and Tuesday, the recruits went to Cooley Law School to participate in a mock court testimony scenario.  Several recruits were chosen to provide testimony on a report they’d completed during a scenario earlier in recruit school. The recruits also completed Quick Action Deployment (QUAD) training, which provides techniques during an active shooter response.

On Wednesday and Thursday, the recruits completed a crucible where they were tested on everything they have learned throughout their training at recruit school.  The crucible included 28 hours of scenario-based training.  The recruits responded to canine assistance, active shooters, building searches, breaking and entering, domestic assaults, civil disputes, riot control, and a variety of other complaints.  Following the crucible, the recruits received their MSP collar brass and post collar brass after a short motivational speech from the 127th Trooper Recruit School Commander Sgt. David Sosinski.

Week 20 ended with 80 recruits present and accounted for.


19th MCORS: Week 19

October 23, 2014

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Week 19 began with 11 recruits accounted for.

Over the last 19 weeks, the recruits have been tested and challenged in a multitude of ways. Physically, academically and mentally, these recruits have proven that they possess the strength of character that is vital for a successful career with the Michigan State Police. This is the last week of recruit school and the recruits have finally reached the goal they have been striving for. Nothing in the training academy is given, everything is always earned. Every part of the recruits’ uniform has been earned through their hard work and perseverance. On graduation day, the new officers finally earned their badge and the title of a Michigan State Police Motor Carrier Officer.

Week 19 ended with 11 motor carrier officers graduating from the 19th Motor Carrier Officer Recruit School.


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