1/1/14 - 9/14/14
Qualifications and Requirements
EDUCATION REQUIREMENT - You must meet ONE of the following requirements:
- Bachelor’s degree
- Associate degree combined with 2 years work experience dealing with the public
- Associate degree combined with 2 years military service
- 60 semester hours may substitute for an associate degree
- Education must be from a college or university listed as regionally accredited by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Postsecondary Education. To verify accreditation, go to www.ope.ed.gov/accreditation or contact the registrar’s office at your school.
- Many attributes are desirable, but most of all, you must have a basic liking for people. Those who possess an instinctive desire to help others make the best troopers.
- Citizen of the United States for not less than two years prior to appointment.
- Must be 21 years of age by completion of the academy in order to enforce alcohol violations.
- Vision correctable to 20/30 or better in each eye, normal color vision (to sufficiently distinguish red, yellow and green) and normal depth perception.
- Pass a written pre-entrance examination, which consists of several tests that appraise mental capacity, interests, attitudes, and other personality characteristics.
- Pass an in-depth background investigation.
- Applicants must demonstrate an appropriate background that would not call into question their ability to fulfill the functions of a law enforcement officer. Felony convictions and domestic violence convictions will disqualify an applicant. In addition, any Class A misdemeanor conviction within the last 5 years, or any Class B misdemeanor within the last 3 years ordinarily will disqualify an applicant from further consideration.
- Applicants must also demonstrate an appropriate driving record. Applicants that have had their driving privileges revoked or suspended within the last 3 years are ordinarily ineligible for appointment. Any applicant that fails to disclose driving and criminal background information will be automatically disqualified from further consideration.
- Capable of operating a motor vehicle and possess a valid unrestricted driver's license, except for corrective lenses.
- Be in excellent health with no conditions which would restrict abilities to perform duties. Weight must be proportional to height.
- Be willing to work irregular hours including nights, weekends, and holidays.
- Be willing to accept assignment anywhere in the state.