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- Associate's degree;
- 60 semester credit hours will be accepted in place of an Associate's degree;
- 60 semester credit hours may be replaced with comparable experience with law enforcement employment or military service.
- A citizen of the United States for not less than two years.
- Good verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
- Vision correctable to 20/30 or better, normal color vision and depth perception.
- Must possess an unrestricted driver’s license except for corrective lenses; revocation or suspension in the last three years are ordinarily ineligible for appointment.
- Must be able to meet physical requirements of the position.
- Must be willing to perform work involving personal hazards, requiring irregular hours including night shifts, weekends and holidays.
- Must successfully pass written tests designed to determine suitability for the position of a trooper. These tests measure the primary skills critical to successfully learn and perform the duties of a trooper.
- Must not have been convicted of a criminal offense that would harm the integrity of the Patrol. The following convictions will disqualify an applicant: felony, domestic violence, Class A misdemeanor within the last five years, Class B misdemeanor within the last three years. Any applicant who fails to disclose driving and criminal background information will be automatically disqualified from further consideration.
- Must demonstrate judgment and common sense. Be willing to discipline yourself to meet the job demands.
- Willing to accept assignment anywhere in the state.