ISP Begins Second Round of Hiring
Jerome, Idaho (KMVT-TV) - The Idaho State Police is planning to hire approximately 20 new troopers to begin training in August.
This is the second trooper announcement for 2012. ISP is accepting applications through July 26.
Previous law enforcement experience is not required.
The training process on average takes about nine months to complete, which includes a 10–week post academy in addition to a 14–week ISP advanced training academy.
The training process on average takes about nine months to complete, which includes a 10-week POST academy in addition to a 14-week ISP advanced training academy. Upon successful completion of both academies, the new recruit will begin on-the-job field training for a period of time with experienced Troopers. Academy and on-the-job training are intense and require physically and mentally strong individuals.
Applicants must be willing to work anywhere in the state of Idaho. ISP attempts to accommodate the applicants; choice of location if they are hired, but the assignments are first made based on department needs. Because travel is constant in Idaho, anytime of the day or year, Troopers will be required to work all shifts including nights, weekends, and holidays. Starting pay for Trooper is $17.67 per hour and possibly higher if the candidate is a current police officer with at least three years; experience as a sworn officer.
If you are interested in becoming an Idaho State Trooper you must first meet the Minimum Qualifications from P.O.S.T., Idaho Peace Officer Standards and Training requirements, which include:
United States citizenship.
Graduate of a high school, or GED equivalent.
2 or more years of responsible work experience or attendance at an institution of higher learning following high school graduation.
Fingerprint clearance by the Idaho State Police Bureau of Criminal Identification and the FBI. A conviction or withheld judgment for any local, state, or federal crime may be grounds for rejection.
You must possess a valid driver's license.
Must meet the Idaho State Police Drug Policy Requirements Drug Policy; Must meet the Idaho Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) medical, vision, and hearing requirements; Must meet the (POST) Physical Fitness Standards at: POST Physical Fitness Test Battery.
The following is a list of likely employment disqualifiers at the Idaho State Police. Do not apply if you:
Have any felony conviction;
Have any misdemeanor conviction within 5 years of your application date; Have ever been decertified as a peace officer in any state or jurisdiction; Have been given any of the following Military Discharges: Bad Conduct Discharge (BCD), Dishonorable Discharge (DD), or Administrative Discharge of than Honorable (OTH); Do not meet the requirements of the Idaho State Police Drug Policy;
Interested applicants can read more detail about this exciting opportunity and/or apply online by visiting the ISP website at: www.isp.idaho.gov. If you have questions, please contact the Public Information Officer at 884-7122 . The job posting will close on July 26, 2012.