Michigan State Police Trooper Recruit School

Posted at 4:20 PM, Oct 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-25 15:14:51-04

We visited the Michigan State Police Academy to learn more about a typical day in the life of a MSP Trooper Recruit. 

During recruit school, recruits reside at the MSP Training Academy from Sunday through Friday each week.

Between wake-up at 5 a.m. and lights-out at 10 p.m., they will receive over 1,200 hours of instruction in criminal law, patrol techniques, defensive tactics, ethics, cultural diversity and implicit bias, first aid, report writing, firearms, water safety, crime scene processing and precision driving.

Recruits who successfully complete recruit school will graduate on April 3, 2019.

To learn more about a career with the MSP or begin the application process, visit