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The Missouri State Highway Patrol, a premiere law enforcement agency, is testing for new troopers. The Patrol is encouraging qualified individuals of all backgrounds to apply. Those who successfully complete testing will be eligible to continue in the selection process for the 95th Recruit Class, scheduled to begin training on April 2, 2012. The application deadline is May 23, 2011.
To be eligible candidates must possess a minimum of 60 college credits, or two years of federal active duty military service, with an honorable discharge, or two years of POST certified, full-time law enforcement experience.
The starting salary for trooper is $3,034 per month while in training, $3,217 per month after six months, and $3,508 per month at two years of service. Other benefits include group health insurance, state of Missouri retirement plan, career advancement, and more.
The selection process is a multi-phase testing procedure including written examination, a physical fitness for duty assessment, polygraph examination, background investigation, and oral interview board. After a conditional offer of employment, the applicant must successfully complete a medical examination (to include vision and hearing), psychological examination, a psychological interview, and drug-screening test.
Interested persons can find out more about testing dates, locations, and qualifications by contacting a Patrol recruiter at 1-800-796-7000, or apply online at www.mo trooper.com.