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Michigan State Police (MSP) Director Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue announced the addition of four new MSP state properties security officers following the graduation of the 21st State Properties Security Officer Recruit School on Friday, Aug. 8, 2014.

“This is a significant day because it marks the continuation of an important investment in the security of our State Capitol,” said Etue. “I’m honored to welcome the members of the 21st State Properties Security Officer

Recruit School to the Michigan State Police.”

Graduates are Sec. Ofcr. Lauren Bielak, of Grosse Pointe; Sec. Ofcr Kevin Cook, of Howell; Sec. Ofcr. Sonya Hiser, of Iron Mountain; and Sec. Ofcr. Jonathan Wetters, of Bay City.

The 21st State Properties Security Officer Recruit School began on June 8, 2014. For nine weeks the recruits received training in firearms, first aid, defensive tactics and physical training. Recruits also received specific training in explosive recognition, executive protection and terrorism awareness.

To be selected to attend the recruit school, applicants had to pass a physical fitness test, background investigation and hiring interview.

The Michigan State Capitol Security Section was established in 1970 to provide security and police services at the State Capitol and surrounding state offices. Today, state properties security officers are responsible for the safety of nearly 24,000 state employees and visitors to state buildings in the city of Lansing. The 14 state properties security officers of the Capitol Security Section patrol on foot, bicycle and by vehicle, answering over 300 calls for service per year.

The MSP is actively recruiting; interested candidates should visit www.michigan.gov/mspjobs for more information on how to apply.

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