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IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE
District 3 Headquarters
700 S. Stratford Dr., Meridian 83642
Fax (208) 846-7520
For Immediate Release: July 2, 2012 11:15 am
Please direct questions to the ISP Public Information Officer
Next Month, the Idaho State Police (ISP) is planning on hiring approximately 20 new Troopers to begin training. The new recruits applied about 6 months ago and are finishing up an extensive hiring process. ISP has now posted its second Trooper announcement of 2012 and is currently accepting applications through July 26th. Like previous hiring initiatives, this process is also slated to take approximately 6 months.
Previous law enforcement experience is not required. The important thing now is to fill the vacant Trooper positions to ensure we are providing the highest level of public safety on Idaho highways. With this position comes a high level of responsibility, one in which candidates must earn the right to advance by going through an extensive application process.
The process begins with a comprehensive online application and exam, then oral board and physical fitness testing. Applicants must then pass an extensive background check which includes reference checks, work history verification, criminal history, and credit checks. Applicants must also pass a series of psychological, medical, and physical fitness exams. A polygraph exam and substance abuse screening will be administered as well.
The training process on average takes about nine months to complete, which includes a 10-week POST academy in addition to a 14-week ISP advanced training academy. Upon successful completion of both academies, the new recruit will begin on-the-job field training for a period of time with experienced Troopers. Academy and on-the-job training are intense and require physically and mentally strong individuals.
Applicants must be willing to work anywhere in the state of Idaho. ISP attempts to accommodate the applicants; choice of location if they are hired, but the assignments are first made based on department needs. Because travel is constant in Idaho, anytime of the day or year, Troopers will be required to work all shifts including nights, weekends, and holidays. Starting pay for Trooper is $17.67 per hour and possibly higher if the candidate is a current police officer with at least three years; experience as a sworn officer.
If you are interested in becoming an Idaho State Trooper you must first meet the Minimum Qualifications from P.O.S.T., Idaho Peace Officer Standards and Training requirements, which include:
United States citizenship.
Graduate of a high school, or GED equivalent.
2 or more years of responsible work experience or attendance at an institution of higher learning following high school graduation.
Fingerprint clearance by the Idaho State Police Bureau of Criminal Identification and the FBI. A conviction or withheld judgment for any local, state, or federal crime may be grounds for rejection.
You must possess a valid driver's license.
Must meet the Idaho State Police Drug Policy Requirements Drug Policy;
Must meet the Idaho Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) medical, vision, and hearing requirements;
Must meet the (POST) Physical Fitness Standards at: POST Physical Fitness Test Battery.
The following is a list of likely employment disqualifiers at the Idaho State Police. Do not apply if you:
Have any felony conviction;
Have any misdemeanor conviction within 5 years of your application date;
Have ever been decertified as a peace officer in any state or jurisdiction;
Have been given any of the following Military Discharges: Bad Conduct Discharge (BCD), Dishonorable Discharge (DD), or Administrative Discharge of than Honorable (OTH);
Do not meet the requirements of the Idaho State Police Drug Policy;
Interested applicants can read more detail about this exciting opportunity and/or apply online by visiting the ISP website at: www.isp.idaho.gov. If you have questions, please contact the Public Information Officer at 884-7122 . The job posting will close on July 26, 2012.