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The Rolla Daily News - Rolla, MO
  • MSHP seeking trooper applicants

  • The Missouri State Highway Patrol is testing for new troopers at several different locations in Missouri.
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  • The Missouri State Highway Patrol is testing for new troopers at several different locations in Missouri.
    The MSHP is encouraging qualified individuals of all backgrounds to apply and those who successfully complete testing will be eligible to continue in the selection process for the 98th Recruit Class, scheduled to begin training on Jan. 2, 2014.
    The application deadline is March 28, 2013.
    For Troop I headquartered in Rolla, testing will take place Saturday, April 6, 2013. Additionally, at the MSHP general headquarters in Jefferson City, testing will take place April 20, 22, 24, and 26, 2013.
    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.
    The starting salary for a 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.
    Interested people can find out more about the qualifications by contacting a patrol recruiter at 1-800-796-7000 or may apply online at www.motrooper.com.
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