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New troopers at Gladstone, Mansitique posts

GLADSTONE — The Michigan State Police (MSP) has announced the assignment of two new troopers to the Delta, Menominee, Schoolcraft counties area.

Trooper Ethan Metras was assigned to the Gladstone Post and Trooper Juliana Arnold was assigned to the Manistique Outpost.

Both Trooper Metras and Trooper Arnold graduated as members of the 136th Trooper Recruit School on Friday, Dec. 20.

Trooper Metras is a native of Iron Mountain, and is the son of Scott and Justine Metras. Trooper Metras is married to Mackenzie Metras. He graduated from Northern Michigan University with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice/sociology.

Trooper Arnold is a native of Dearborn, Mich., and is the daughter of Steven Arnold and Adriana Young. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan – Dearborn, with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice studies. Prior to joining MSP, Trooper Arnold trained service dogs.

Recruits receive training in firearms, water safety, defensive tactics, patrol techniques, report writing, ethics, first aid, criminal law, crime scene processing and precision driving. After a 21-week period, recruits are sworn in as MSP troopers and assigned to work sites across the state.

All new troopers participate in a 17-week Field Training Program. During the program, new troopers are paired with more experienced troopers to their shifts. The program helps new troopers apply their studies to real life police work and conduct patrol and investigations under the supervision of seasoned troopers.

Upon completion of the Field Training Program, new troopers begin working independently and their performance is evaluated monthly for six months.

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