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, and will offer testing at nine different locations in Missouri. Those who successfully complete testing will be eligible to continue in the selection process for the 101st Recruit Class, scheduled to begin training on July 1, 2015. The application deadline is October 6, 2014.

To be eligible, candidates must possess a minimum of 30 college credits, or two years of federal active duty military service with an honorable discharge, or two years of full-time POST certified experience as a law enforcement officer with arrest authority at the time recruit training begins.

Test locations and dates include:
Troop C, Weldon Spring, MO ─ September 6, 2014
Troop B, Macon, MO ─ September 13, 2014
Troop G, Willow Springs, MO ─ September 13, 2014
Troop D, Springfield, MO ─ September 20, 2014
Troop E, Poplar Bluff, MO ─ September 20, 2014
Troop A, Lee’s Summit, MO ─ September 27, 2014
Troop H, St. Joseph, MO ─ October 4, 2014
Troop I, Rolla, MO ─ October 4, 2014
Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL ─ October 11, 2014
General Headquarters, Jefferson City, MO ─ October 20, 22, 24, 25, 2014.

The starting salary for trooper is $3,137 per month while in training; $3,323 per month after six months; and $3,620 per month at two years of service. Other benefits include group health insurance, contributory retirement, 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, drug screening, and final applicant review.

Interested persons can find out more about the qualifications by contacting a Patrol recruiter at telephone number 1-800-796-7000, or may apply online at

**The number of successful candidates being extended an offer of employment is contingent upon factors such as budget constraints and the number of vacant positions statewide.