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MO State Highway Patrol accepting trooper applications

MISSOURI (KFVS) -

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is testing for new troopers.

They are encouraging qualified individuals of all backgrounds to apply, and will offer testing at nine different locations in Missouri.

Initial testing will be in August, September and October 2015.

The application deadline is Oct. 6.

Those who successfully complete testing will be eligible to continue in the selection process for the 103rd Recruit Class, scheduled to begin training on July 5, 2016.

To be eligible, candidates must have a minimum of 30 college credits, or two years of federal active duty military service with an honorable discharge, or two years of full-time POST certified experience as a law enforcement officer with arrest authority at the time recruit training begins.

The starting salary for trooper is $3,356 per month while in training; $3,440 per month after six months; and $3,656 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 assignment, polygraph examination, background investigation and oral interview board. After a conditional offer 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.

Those interested in finding out more about the qualifications, can contact a patrol recruiter at 1-800-796-7000 or by clicking here.

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