May 30, 2014 at 1:00 am

82 new Michigan State Police troopers graduate

Lansing— The Michigan State Police has 82 new troopers.

They graduated Friday during a Lansing ceremony attended by Gov. Rick Snyder. For five months, candidates were trained in firearms, water safety, patrol techniques, criminal law and other specialties.

State Police Director Kriste Kibbey Etue told them the public demands “your very best performance every day.”

The troopers will report for duty next week at posts all over Michigan.

Associated Press

Members of the 126th Michigan State Police Trooper Recruit School class are led into the hall by Diondre Doaks of Ferndale at the Lansing Center on Friday for graduation. / Dale G. Young / The Detroit News