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89 Recruits Join State Police Ranks

Contact: Nancy Shaffer, Training Division, (517) 322-6319

December 2, 2004

LANSING. Michigan will soon benefit from the services of 89 additional Michigan State Police (MSP) troopers after the 120th Trooper Recruit School graduated today at a ceremony held in Lansing.

"Today, each graduate pledges to preserve, protect and defend the great state of Michigan and its citizens; a commitment no police officer can ever take lightly," stated Colonel Tadarial J. Sturdivant, director of the MSP. "These outstanding men and women represent the future of the Michigan State Police and our lasting commitment to public safety in Michigan."

The 120th Trooper Recruit School began on July 18, when 110 recruits reported to the MSP Training Academy in Lansing. Over a 20-week period, the recruits received training in firearms, water safety, defensive tactics, patrol techniques, report writing, ethics in law enforcement, first aid, criminal law, crime scene processing and precision driving. Graduating recruits will be assigned to work sites across the state and will report for duty beginning Dec. 5.

"The members of the 120th Trooper Recruit School have worked extremely hard to complete this training program and their commitment is evident as each recruit has faced individual challenges during the school," Sturdivant stated. "I am honored to welcome such a hard working group of troopers into the department."

Of the 89 graduating recruits, 34 have college degrees, 15 have served in the United States military, and 30 have prior law enforcement experience at the federal, county or local level. Seventy-nine of the graduating recruits are male and 10 are female.

The graduates were addressed by keynote speaker, Willie T. Hulon, Acting Assistant Director of the FBI Counterterrorism Division in Washington D.C. During the ceremony, Trooper Craig Theodore, elected Class Orator by his fellow recruits and assigned to the South Haven Post, spoke on behalf of the graduating class before receiving the Team Building Award. Also during the ceremony, Trooper Craig Ziecina, assigned to the Ypsilanti Post, received the Marksmanship Award; Trooper Jeremiah Carlisle, assigned to the White Pigeon Post, received the Academic Achievement Award; and Trooper Carissa Schneider, assigned to the Lansing Post, received the Outstanding Performance Award.

This is the first MSP trooper recruit school held since 2001. With the addition of these troopers, MSP has 1,095 at-post troopers statewide.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Ms. Nancy Shaffer, Training Division, (517) 322-6319

For a picture or interview with an individual recruit contact his or her post assignment location.

 

Michigan State Police
120th Trooper Recruit School
Graduating Class

Last Name

First Name

Hometown

Post Assignment

Agema

Patrick

Wyoming

Lakeview

Antcliff

Trevin

Sheridan

Ionia

Bock

Nicole

Howell

Metro South

Borello

Stephen

Northville

Monroe

Brown

Amy

Charlotte

Adrian

Brown

Michael

Oscoda

Richmond

Bunting

Amber

Ionia

Groveland

Carlisle

Jeremiah

Cassopolis

White Pigeon

Clearwater

Benjamin

Pullman

Brighton

Coohon

Andrew

Traverse City

Adrian

Couturier

Lance

Livonia

Metro North

Darlington

Nicholas

Battle Creek

Metro South

Dehner

Amy

National City

Mt. Pleasant

Donahue

Neil

Saginaw

Sandusky

Dunlap

Ryan

DeWitt

Corunna

Felix

Craig

Dansville

Brighton

Fitzpatrick

Shannon

DeWitt

Metro North

Fossati

Carlos

Gaylord

South Haven

Giles

Brian

Fennville

Monroe

Godfrey

Ryan

Cedar Springs

Cheboygan

Groya

Nathan

Saginaw

Rockford

Hansen

Adam

Kalamazoo

Monroe

Hare

Ryan

Saginaw

Flint

Hawkins

Christopher

Garden City

Monroe

Hewitt

William

Reed City

Richmond

Hopp

Nathan

Rogers City

Caro

Horan

Nathan

Bath

Lansing

Howell

James

Three Oaks

Richmond

Jones

Richard

Birch Run

Bridgeport

Jones

Waylon

Sand Creek

Jackson

Kaiser

Douglas

Kalkaska

Flint

Kelly

John

Bessemer

Hart

Keto

Kevin

Menominee

Hastings

Kiefer

Brenda

Flint

Niles

Kuhn

Joel

Sterling Heights

Groveland

LaLone

Casey

Shepherd

Lakeview

LaPlaunt

Christopher

Alpena

East Tawas

Leonard, Jr.

James

Ludington

Metro North

Lindstrom

Chad

Negaunee

Richmond

Lohman

Jordan

Montague

Battle Creek

Maki

James

Mason

Flint

Mankiewicz

Joseph

Rock

Metro South

Martin

Aaron

Flint

Lapeer

McManus

Scott

Alden

Cadillac

McRae

Cimmeron

Holt

Ithaca

Merryweather

Andrew

Byron Center

Ypsilanti

Metivier

Robert

Cedar Springs

Grand Haven

Miller

Jereme

Coldwater

Jonesville

Molnar, Jr.

Dean

St. Johns

Monroe

Moots

James

Lansing

Jackson

Morenko

Gregory

Marysville

Ypsilanti

Nemecek

Jason

Grand Rapids

Brighton

Parker

Daniel

Muir

Metro North

Pauly

Brian

Presque Isle

Richmond

Pinkerton

Andrew

Okemos

Jackson

Poehlman

Annette

Richland

Battle Creek

Postma

Kevin

Rudyard

Bridgeport

Prevette

Robert

Newaygo

Grand Haven

Primeau

Gregory

Lansing

Groveland

Proffitt

Thomas

Cadillac

Ypsilanti

Przybylo

Nolan

Grand Rapids

Ypsilanti

Raducha

Jason

Ithaca

Richmond

Rajala

Kevin

Atlantic Mine

Negaunee

Reeber

Joshua

Dearborn Heights

Ypsilanti

Rich

Ryan

Alpena

Bridgeport

Richards

John

East Tawas

Jackson

Robbins

Kellie

Portage

Paw Paw

Robe

John

Jackson

Richmond

Rowe

Korey

Calumet

Metro South

Rowe

Michael

Negaunee

Gladwin

Rozum, Jr.

Charles

Livonia

Monroe

Schlicht

Mack

Escanaba

Negaunee

Schneider

Carissa

Mt. Pleasant

Lansing

Siegert

Christopher

Spring Lake

Mt. Pleasant

Sinke

Michael

St. Johns

Paw Paw

Stec

Mary

Silverwood

Bay City

Theodore

Craig

Hamilton

South Haven

Thompson

Daniel

Fremont

Bad Axe

Unterbrink

Matthew

Owosso

Coldwater

Vandercook

Scott

Temperance

Richmond

Vaughn, Jr.

Thomas

Lansing

Flint

Warzywak

Matthew

Atlanta

Jackson

Whitman

Sarah

Flint

Bridgeport

Wickwire

Jonathan

Harrisville

Monroe

Williams

Michael

Big Rapids

Jonesville

Young

Eric

Canton

Groveland

Zamarron

Ryan

Grand Haven

Newaygo

Ziecina

Craig

Milan

Ypsilanti

Zook

Duane

Battle Creek

Ypsilanti

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