Missouri Highway Patrol extends testing process for next recruitment class

Missouri State Highway Patrol

The Missouri State Highway Patrol has extended the testing process for its 106th Recruit Class with the application deadline of April 26, 2018. 

Testing for prospective troopers will be administered in the following areas:

Culver-Stockton College, Canton, MO ─ Tentatively scheduled for 04/27/2018
Lincoln University, Jefferson City, MO ─ April 18, 2018
Lindenwood University, St. Charles, MO ─ To be determined
Penn Valley Community College, Kansas City ─ To be determined
Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO ─ To be determined
University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO ─ April 16, 2018
Westminster College, Fulton, MO ─ April 17, 2018
Fort Leonard Wood, St. Robert, MO ─ To be determined

For updates and more details visit motrooper.com or follow Patrol recruiting on Twitter @MSHPRecruiting. 

The Patrol is encouraging qualified individuals of all backgrounds to apply and will offer testing at eight different locations in Missouri. Those who successfully complete testing will be eligible to continue in the selection process for the 106th Recruit Class, scheduled to begin training on July 2, 2018. 

To be eligible candidates must possess 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 a trooper is $3,430 per month while in training; $3,516 per month after six months; and $3,736 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 individuals can find out more about the qualifications by contacting a Patrol recruiter at telephone number 1-800-796-7000, or may apply online at www.motrooper.com

The number of successful candidates being extended an offer of employment is contingent upon factors such as budget constraints and the number of vacant positions statewide.