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New State Troopers Ready To Serve The Community

From starting training in July, to being selected for the Michigan State Police Alpena Post, our newest graduates from the 144th Trooper Recruit School are already doing their part to serve our community.

New trooper, Carly Arnett, brings a wealth of experience in law enforcement to the team. “I was a deputy before this and I really enjoy law enforcing, the whole realm, investigating crimes, helping people, and the field in general,” said Arnett. “I switched from being a deputy to a trooper to hopefully have more opportunity in the career since I plan on doing it a really long time.”

For fellow new trooper, Kelly Stark, the career runs in the family. “My grandpa’s a state trooper, and ever since I was a kid I heard stories about doing it,” said Stark. “I feel like I have the right personality for it and I’ve always liked helping people, so I figured what better way to do it than be a state trooper?”

While the new troopers have only just begun their service, the warm welcome from the community hasn’t gone unnoticed. “The community presence has been great,” said Stark, “I’ve had a lot of support from people I haven’t talked to in years congratulating me, so it’s a very humbling experience to come back and serve my community.”

Carly and Kelly are joined by fellow new troopers Jacob Bruski from Posen and Karissa Rabeau from Rogers City.

The Michigan State Police is actively recruiting for future troopers and will begin the 145th Trooper Recruit School January 21, 2024. Interested applicants can apply at for information on how to apply.