Missouri State Highway Patrol now accepting applications

Missouri Highway Patrol

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is accepting applications from individuals wishing to become a highway patrol trooper.

Those who successfully complete testing will be eligible to continue in the selection process for training that begins July 5th of next year, with the application deadline October 3rd. Applications can be made online at www.motrooper.com.

The testing includes a written examination, a physical fitness for duty assessment, polygraph examination, a background investigation, and an oral interview board.

After a conditional offer of employment, the applicant must successfully complete a medical examination that includes vision and hearing, a psychological examination, a psychological interview, drug screening, and a final applicant review.

Candidates must have either a minimum of 30 college credits, 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 a trooper is $3,430 a month while training, $3,516 a month after six months, and $3,736 a month after two years of service.

Other benefits include group health insurance, contributory retirement, and the opportunity for career advancement.