54 troopers graduate from recruit school

June 10, 2024

Four new troopers assigned to Hart post

LANSING — Michigan communities will soon benefit from the addition of 54 state troopers who graduated June 7 from the 145th Trooper Recruit School.

Of those 54 new troopers, four are being assigned to the Hart post: Marshall Eurich of Mio, Jason Sandoval of Muskegon, Jasmin Smith of Davison and Andrew Todd of Monroe. New trooper Jenny Routley of Shelby has been assigned to the Grand Rapids post.

During the ceremony in Lansing, Col. James F. Grady II, director of the Michigan State Police (MSP), administered the Oath of Office to the graduates who begin their assignments at MSP posts across the state this week.

The 145th Trooper Recruit School began Jan. 21 at the MSP Training Academy in Lansing. Recruits received training in patrol techniques, report writing, ethics, cultural diversity and implicit bias, decision making, leadership, first aid, criminal law, crime scene processing, firearms, water safety, defensive tactics and precision driving. 

“It is an honor to welcome and congratulate our newest troopers. Earning your badge is a direct result of determination, resilience and hard work,” said Col. Grady. “This job will not be easy, but it will be rewarding. I’m confident the work our new troopers will do, will help to raise the standards of policing.”

Including the 54 graduates of the 145th Trooper Recruit School, there are approximately 1,160 troopers assigned statewide, and a total of 1,875 enlisted members in the MSP.

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