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On Duty

All SPSO positions are based in the Lansing area. SPSO's perform a number of law enforcement functions while on duty including patrol of the Capitol Grounds and state office buildings, security at special events, dignitary protection, and the investigation of criminal complaints which emanate from state agencies or occur on state owned or leased property. Patrols are deployed on foot, bicycle or in a patrol car. SPSO's work under the direction of a Lieutenant and Detective Sergeant providing 24 hour 365 day a year coverage within their patrol area. SPSO's must exercise good judgment while responding effectively to critical situations which occur in an extremely high profile environment.

Minimum Requirements

    Driving Record

    In the two years prior to the beginning of the selection process for a recruit school, applicants cannot have:
  • An assessment of eight or more points
  • Three or more moving violations
  • Two or more traffic crashes resulting in moving violations or civil infractions
  • In the four years prior to the beginning of the selection process for a recruit school, applicants cannot have:
  • A conviction of driving with a suspended or revoked license
  • A conviction of driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, including impaired driving
  • Two or more convictions of reckless driving
MSP is not currently hiring for the SPSO position.

Hiring Process

Salary and Benefits

Recruits are employees of the MSP on the first day of recruit school and do not pay for their training. Recruits also receive full insurance and other benefits while attending recruit school.

$1400

Recruits receive approximately $1400 biweekly during training

$33K

Starting salary for a State Property Security Officer 7 is approximately $32,700

$53K

The maximum salary for a State Property Security Officer position is approximately $53,000
  • Health insurance

  • Dental insurance

  • Vision insurance

  • Life insurance

  • 12 weeks of paid parental leave

  • 13 vacation days the first calendar year

  • 13 paid sick days the first calendar year

  • 12 paid holidays per year

  • Uniforms and equipment are provided

  • Uniform cleaning allowance

Recruit School

After Graduation

All recruits are assigned to the Capitol Security Section. Recruits participate in an 8 week Field Training Officer (FTO) Program under the direction of a senior officer. After successful completion of the FTO program new officers are assigned to various shifts and patrols in the Lansing area.