Police Trooper / Police Officer

Lansing, MI
State of Michigan Police Trooper Recruitment Department

Salary: $2,158.40 – $2,541.60 Biweekly.

Position Summary:

For those looking for a career serving the community, being a role model and making a difference in many lives, Michigan State Police has an opportunity for training and job placement with the state’s law enforcement agency. A Michigan State Trooper performs a full range of law enforcement assignments and is a certified police officer by the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES). A trooper typically works out of a State Police post and patrols the roads of an assigned geographical area to prevent or detect traffic law violations, conduct criminal investigations, and provide a variety of related services to the public.


  • Possession of a high school diploma or GED Certificate.
  • No specific type or amount is required.
  • Willingness to submit to a thorough background investigation designed to measure the applicant’s suitability for police work.
  • Must be a United States citizen.
  • Must be a resident of the State of Michigan before graduation from the Academy.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age by recruit school graduation.
  • Must have a valid Michigan driver’s license by recruit school graduation.
  • Must possess a satisfactory driving record.
  • Any marijuana use after submitting an application is prohibited and will result in a 1-year deferment from the selection process.