Ninety new troopers join Michigan State Police

BY STEVE CARMODY

Michigan has 90 new state police troopers. 

The troopers were sworn in Friday in Lansing. 

The new troopers join a Michigan State Police force that is at its lowest staffing levels since the 1960's. 

Governor Rick Snyder promised the new troopers that will change.

"We didn't invest, largely over an 8 year period and we had a lot of attrition. But now we're changing that trend. The Michigan State Police is going to grow because of your role." Snyder said.

The new trooper class had experiences beyond the academy. 

Members of the recruiting class were deployed to New Jersey in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. They also assisted with security during an anti-Right to Work union rally in December. 


   
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