State Police Trooper 10

MI Statewide
Michigan State Police
Salary: $960.80-$2,150.40 Biweekly

The Michigan State Police is seeking quality and diverse men and women looking for an exciting and rewarding career in law enforcement. 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.

At the entry level of this classification, employees are initially assigned (earning a paycheck and health insurance benefits) to the Michigan State Police (MSP) Training Academy Recruit School where one completes the required law enforcement officer residential training program (approximately 20-22 weeks), as well as other course work and physical training intended to provide the knowledge and skills required to function as a State Police Trooper. Successful completion of recruit school is mandatory for continued employment. Upon graduation from recruit school, the probationary trooper is assigned to a State Police post and under close supervision, begins to function as a police officer. The employee must satisfactorily complete an 18-month probationary period in this classification. Successful completion of the probationary period is mandatory for continued employment.

Salary $960.80 – $2,150.40 Biweekly

How to Prepare for the Written Test

Applicants take the Frontline Police Test. This is a three part exam lasting 2-hours. Learn how to prepare for the Frontline Police Test.


Required Education and Experience
Possession of a high school diploma or GED Certificate.

No specific type or amount is required.

MUST take and pass the Entry Level Law Enforcement exam to apply for this position.

Additional Requirements and Information
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.