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State Properties Security Officer 7-E8

Police Force:State Police
Salary:$35,642.00 - $45,811.00 annually
Job #:5501-1400-SPSO
Job Title:State Properties Security Officer 7-E8
Closing Date/Time:Continuous
Salary:$35,642.00 - $45,811.00 annually
Job Type:Permanent Full Time
Location:Lansing, Michigan
Department:State Police

Position Overview:
The Michigan State Police, State Properties Security Officer (SPSO) is a specialized position which provides general law enforcement and security services at state owned and leased facilities in the Lansing area. These positions are not MCOLES certified; however SPSO positions are empowered to make arrests on duty, when in uniform on state properties.
All SPSO positions are based in the Lansing area. All SPSO's perform a number of law enforcement functions while on duty which include, 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.
All SPSO's work under the direction of a Lieutenant and Detective Sergeant providing 24 hour 365 day a year coverage within their patrol area and must exercise good judgment while responding effectively to critical situations which occur in an extremely high profile environment.
State Properties Security Officer Recruit Training Requirement:
The SPSO training program consists of an 8 week recruit school conducted in a 4 week residential and 4 week classroom setting at the Michigan State Police Training Academy.

Upon graduation, probationary SPSO recruits are assigned to the Michigan State Police (MSP) Headquarters in Lansing. Each probationary officer is assigned a Field Training Officer (FTO). The FTO program is 8 weeks. At the completion of the Field Training Program, probationers are certified to work alone.

Click here to view the State Properties Security Officer job specification.
Required Education and Experience:
Educational level typically acquired through completion of high school.
State Properties Security Officer (Recruit) 7; Officer 7
No specific type or amount is required.
State Properties Security Officer E8
One year of experience equivalent to a State Properties Security Officer.

Alternate Education and Experience:

Additional Requirements and Information:
Special Requirements, Licenses, and Certifications
  • Absence of a criminal record of felony convictions which would prohibit the applicant from receiving, possessing, and carrying a firearm.
  • Successful completion of the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards Pre-Enrollment Physical Agility Test.
  • Possession of a valid driver's license and the ability to obtain a valid Michigan driver's license.
  • Willingness to submit to a thorough background investigation designed to measure the applicant's suitability for police work.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Successful completion of the State Properties Security Officer Recruit School, Motor Carrier Officer Recruit School or Trooper Recruit School.
NOTE: Candidates who possess an MCOLES certification or are previous graduates of an MSP Academy must be able to successfully complete the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards Pre-Enrollment Physical Agility Test.

First Step in Becoming a State Properties Security Officer:

In order to apply to this job posting, you must have already taken and passed the Entry-Level Law Enforcement Exam (No. 2002) for the State Properties Security Officer classification.

If you have not taken the 1999-13-EntLawExm - Entry-Level Law Enforcement Exam (No. 2002), please click on the following link On-line NEOGOV Application to apply to take this exam. Once you have taken and passed the exam, you will need to apply or re-apply to this job posting.

Questions regarding this posting may be directed to:

Michigan State Police
State Security Operations Section
(517) 241-2723

Site link:For the full job application please click here.
Job ID:34820


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