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New Officers Join Michigan State Police Monroe Post

New Officers Join Michigan State Police Monroe Post

New Officers Join Michigan State Police Monroe Post

MONROE – Three new troopers will join the Michigan State Police’s Monroe Post after graduating from the newest trooper recruiting school this month.

Soldier Lowry Rains
Private Cooper Roberts

Jason Ludwig of Fowlerville, Lowry Rains of Tecumseh and Cooper Roberts of Howell will join the highway patrol at the Monroe Post, which serves Lenawee and Monroe counties. Police officers investigate all types of crimes in addition to conducting traffic patrols and providing other emergency services.

The 145th Troop Recruiting School began Jan. 21 at the MSP Training Academy in Lansing, according to a news release. 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, tactics defensive and precision driving.

Graduates of the Michigan State Police 145th Troop Recruiting School are pictured at the state Capitol in Lansing.

The promotion has 54 new soldiers. Among them is Andrew Todd of Monroe, who was assigned to the post in Hart, which is near Lake Michigan between Muskegon and Ludington.

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“It is an honor to welcome and congratulate our new soldiers. Earning your badge is a direct result of determination, resilience and hard work,” Col. James F. Grady II, MSP director, said in the release. “This job will not be easy, but it will be rewarding. “I am confident that the work our new officers will do will help raise policing standards.”