Education Requirement - You must meet ONE of the following requirements:
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.
Must have a basic liking for people. Those with an instinctive desire to help others make the best troopers.
Citizen of the United States for not less than two years prior to appointment.
Be 21 years of age by completion of the academy 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.
Demonstrate an appropriate background that would not call into question their ability to fulfill the functions of a law enforcement officer. Felony and domestic violence convictions will disqualify an applicant. 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.
Demonstrate an appropriate driving record. Revoked or suspended driving privileges within the last 3 years ordinarily disqualifies an applicant. Failure to disclose driving and criminal background information is an automatic disqualification.
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 that would restrict abilities to perform duties. Weight must be proportional to height.
Willing to work irregular hours including nights, weekends, and holidays.
Willing to accept assignment anywhere in the state.