Illinois State Police accepting applications for trooper positions

Illinois State Police

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) —  The Illinois State Police Merit Board is taking applications for trooper positions.

A press release says interested applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Pay a $30.00 non-refundable application fee.
  • Have a valid U.S. driver’s license
  • Be at least 21-years-old at the time of application.
    • People aged 20 can apply if they have completed an Associate Degree or 60 credit hours from an accredited college or university with a ‘C’ average or higher.
    • ISP requires mandatory retirement at 60 years of age.
  • Have no felony convictions
  • Must be willing to accept assignment anywhere in the State of Illinois

People must also meet one of the following criteria to qualify:

  • Have an Associate’s Degree or 60 credit hours from an accredited college or university with a ‘C’ average or higher. 
  • Three consecutive years of active military duty with an honorable discharge.
  • Any person who has been awarded a Southwest Asia Service Medal, Kosovo Campaign Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, or Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
  • Served in a combat mission by proof of hostile fire pay or imminent danger pay with an honorable discharge

Click this link to review the pre-employment requirements, selection process, and complete the application.

Applicants that have previously applied and have not received any information on the status of their application, do not need to re-apply at this time. They will be contacted at a later date with information on how to continue the process.

If you have any questions, you should reach out to the Illinois State Police Recruitment Section.

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