New trooper at Gladstone Post
GLADSTONE — The Michigan State Police (MSP) has announced the assignment of Trooper Michael Hollenbeck to the Gladstone Post. Trooper Hollenbeck graduated as a member of the 137th Trooper Recruit School on Tuesday, June 16, 2020.
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 on 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 for 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.
Trooper Hollenbeck is a native of Calumet. His great-grandfather was a member of the 15th Michigan State Police Trooper Recruit School. Trooper Hollenbeck attended Northern Michigan University, and serves with the Army Engineer Corps.