Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Idaho State Police Hiring New Troopers

IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer
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Region 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford, Meridian 83642
(208) 884-7019
Fax (208) 884-7087

For Immediate Release: 11/09/2010 4:30 PM
Contact: Joe Tueller

The Idaho State Police is announcing its decision to open the Trooper position and will hire approximately 15 new Troopers Statewide.

The hiring process takes between six and seven months to complete, starting with a comprehensive online exam and oral board, once exams have been scored. Applicants must then pass an extensive background check that includes references, work, 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. The training includes a 10 week POST academy in addition to a 12 to 13 week ISP advanced training academy. Upon successful completion of both academies, the new recruit will enter into on the job field training for a period of time with experienced Troopers. Both the 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 and while ISP does attempt to accommodate the applicants choice of location, they first focus on department needs when placing new Troopers.

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. Applicants must also be a high school graduate or possess a GED. They must also have two or more years of responsible work experience or two years of higher education beyond high school. Starting pay for the Trooper position 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.

Interested applicants can read more detail about this exciting opportunity and/or apply online by visiting the ISP website at: . The job posting will only be open for a short time, closing on November 21, 2010.