Testing in now underway for people interested in becoming a Missouri State Highway Patrol Trooper.

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Tim Hull

Press Release from the Missouri State Highway Patrol

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 96th Recruit Class,
scheduled to begin training on January 16, 2013. The application deadline
is March 4, 2012.

To be eligible, candidates must possess a minimum of 60 college credits,
two years of federal active duty military service with an honorable
discharge, or two years of POST- certified, full-time law enforcement
experience at the time recruit training begins.

Test locations and dates include:
Troop A (Lee’s Summit) — March 10, 2012
Troop C (Weldon Spring) — March 3, 2012
Troop D (Missouri State University-Springfield) — March 3, 2012
Troop G (West Plains) — March 3, 2012
Troop E (Poplar Bluff) — March 17, 2012
Troop H (St. Joseph) — March 17, 2012
Troop I (Waynesville) — March 10, 2012
Troop B (Macon) — March 3, 2012
General Headquarters (Jefferson City) March 23, 24, 26, and 28, 2012

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, 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 www.motrooper.com.