Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Idaho State Police is Testing for New Troopers for Patrol Positions Throughout Idaho

Teresa Baker
Public Information Officer
700 S. Stratford Dr., Meridian 83642
(208) 884-7122
Fax (208) 884-7087

For Immediate Release: 2/18/14 at 4:00 p.m.

MERIDIAN - The Idaho State Police is currently testing applicants for Troopers through February 27th. ISP anticipates hiring approximately 20 new Troopers with positions available in all of ISP's six district offices. ISP is specifically seeking applicants to fill positions in the Coeur d'Alene and Twin Falls areas. The hiring process takes approximately 6 months to complete and successful candidates will begin training in August 2015.

Trooper recruiters will be onsite and available to answer questions during a job fair on February 24th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the Idaho Department of Labor's Meridian and Twin Falls' offices and from 4:00 to 6:00 pm in the Coeur d'Alene office. Recruiters will talk about the application and testing process, as well as, the many career opportunities available as an Idaho State Trooper.

Applicants may begin the application process online and exam immediately. Those that are selected will then participate in an oral board examination and be required to pass a physical fitness test. The top applicants from that process will then undergo 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 examinations, along with a polygraph exam and substance abuse screening. Previous law enforcement experience is not required.

On average, the training process takes about nine months to complete and begins with ISP's 14-week Advanced Training Class. Recruits will then attend the 10-week Basic Patrol Academy at the Idaho Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST). Upon successful completion of both academies, new Troopers will begin on-the-job field training with experienced Troopers. The academies and on-the-job training are intense and require physically and mentally strong individuals.

Trooper applicants must be willing to work anywhere in the state of Idaho. Troopers are required to work all shifts including nights, weekends, and holidays. Starting pay for a Trooper is $18.92 per hour, or possibly higher if the candidate is a current peace officer with at least three years experience. Additional pay increases are available after a probationary period for skills and education such as Spanish fluency, drug recognition experts, POST certificates and college degrees.

Interested applicants can read more detail and view videos about this exciting opportunity, as well as, apply online by visiting the Idaho State Police website at