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20 State Police Troopers start career in Mid-Michigan

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(10/25/12) - Twenty new Michigan State Police troopers now call Mid-Michigan home. It's their first week on the job to help keep our communities safe.

The Governor promised more resources to help cities like Flint and Saginaw. Now they've got it. In fact, the new troopers wanted to be in Flint to start their career.

Troopers Thomas Salcido and Sean Thomas are two of the newest members to join the ranks of the Michigan State Police.

"I've heard only great things about Flint. It's exciting, everything is different every day. It's very rewarding," said Tpr. Sean Thomas.

"Joining the state police has always been a goal, a dream of mine even when I was young kid and going through my first police academy," Tpr. Salcido said.

Both men have prior law enforcement experience in Michigan and out of state. They're ready to make a difference in a city that needs their help.

"I knew coming here it was a busy post, a hard working post and that was one of the things that attracted me here," Salcido said.

"The experience they have here is way beyond what I've ever had I'm learning something every day," Thomas said.

In addition to the new troopers, 15 veterans have already been assigned to the city in an effort to stop crime. While they know their job won't be easy, they do believe they can make a real difference.

"Riding along with them is going to help develop us into better troopers and officers as well," Thomas said.

"It is exciting to live out your dream so far, it's been pretty much driving around, getting to know the streets and different police department's around here. They are doing a lot of great things in here and I just want to be part of that," Salcido said.

In addition to Flint's five new troopers, the Tri-City Post in Williams Township received seven, Caro has four new troopers and West branch got two.

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