The Michigan State Police just got a little larger today as the 135th Trooper Recruit School graduated this afternoon. 101 recruits were sworn in as state police troopers during a ceremony at the Lansing Center. MSP Director Col. Joe Gasper, who administered the Oath of Office said, “As you leave here today, I encourage you to seek to be what I call the ‘quiet professional.’ Listen first and show kindness, treating everyone with dignity and respect.” The new class of state police troopers will take posts across Michigan. “I wish each of you a long, safe and rewarding career with the Michigan State Police,” said Gov Gretchen Whitmer who delivered the keynote address. Including these new troopers, there are 1,285 troopers assigned statewide.