The Missouri State Highway Patrol 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. To be eligible candidates must possess a minimum of 60 college credits, or 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 G (Willow Springs) -- July 20 

Troop E (Poplar Bluff) -- July 27

Troop D (Springfield) -- August 3

Troop I (Waynesville) -- August 3

Troop A (Lee’s Summit) -- August 24

Troop B (Macon) -- August 24

Troop C (Weldon Spring) -- August 31

Troop H (St. Joseph) -- September 7

General Headquarters (Jefferson City) -- September 9, 11, 13, and 14.

The starting salary for trooper is $3,095 per month while in training; $3,281 per month after six months; and $3,578 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. 

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.Those who successfully complete testing will be eligible to continue in the selection process for the 99th Recruit Class, scheduled to begin training on July 1, 2014. The application deadline is August 23.

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

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