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LANSING -- The director of the Michigan State Police, preparing to recruit significant numbers of troopers for the first time in decades, is putting out a welcome mat for veterans returning from military duty in Iraq and Afghanistan.
"If you ever go through a recruit school, you can always tell those that have been in the military," Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue told the Free Press in an interview.
"They know how to march, they know how to shine their shoes and they have that whole demeanor that's already ingrained in them."
Originally posted by Aeons
This is an entirely appropriate rebranding of skills, and a much smarter use of those skills than most other options.
Originally posted by AnIntellectualRedneck
I thought this was already common practice, to be honest. Military vets are used to the discipline and have a lot of the training that makes cop work seem like a walk in the park probably.