Michigan State Police to host recruiting seminar in Dowagiac

DOWAGIAC — A statewide law enforcement agency is seeking local recruits.

The Michigan State Police will host a recruiting seminar from 10 a.m. until noon Saturday, March 21, at Southwestern Michigan College, 58900 Cherry Grove Road, Dowagiac. Attendees are asked by organizers to arrive by 9:45 a.m. The seminar will be hosted in the activity center off Dailey Road.

Recognizing the importance of a diverse workforce, the MSP is committed to reflecting the communities it serves, officials said. This free seminar will explain the variety of career opportunities available as well as insight and answers on recruit training, the lifestyle of a trooper and positions available.

The minimum requirements for consideration of employment are as follows:

• Applicants must be at least 21 years of age by recruit school graduation, of good moral character and have no felony convictions.

• Must be a U.S. citizen and a Michigan resident at the time of appointment to the academy.

• Applicants must possess a high school diploma or GED.

• Applicants must have a satisfactory driving record and stable credit history is required.

The starting salary at the beginning of recruit school is approximately $50,000 annually with a raise upon completion of one year.

To attend the seminar, RSVP to Tpr. Kellie Shaffer at Shafferk@michigan.gov. Attire for this event is business casual.

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