INDIANAPOLIS – The deadline for application to the 78th Indiana State Police Recruit Academy, 11:59 p.m., February 25th, 2018 is quickly approaching.
Individuals who are interested in beginning a rewarding career as an Indiana State Trooper must apply online at http://www.in.gov/isp/2368.htm
Applications submitted after the deadline will not be accepted for the 78th Recruit Academy.
Currently, the ISP Human Resources Division Employment Services Team has received over 1,000 incomplete applications. Applicants are encouraged to check their E-mail, specifically spam and junk folders, which may contain correspondence from the Indiana State Police.
Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications even though they may be waiting on supporting documents, birth certificate, transcripts, photo, etc., as these documents can be brought at a later date to their assigned Physically Ability Exam.
Basic Eligibility Requirements and consideration factors for an Indiana State Trooper:
1. Must be a United States citizen.
2. Must be at least 21 and less than 40 years of age when appointed as a police employee. (Appointment date is December 13, 2018)
3. Must meet a minimum vision standard (corrected or uncorrected) of 20/50 acuity in each eye and 20/50 distant binocular acuity in both eyes.
4. Must possess a valid driver’s license to operate an automobile.
5. Must be willing, if appointed, to reside and serve anywhere within the State of Indiana as designated by the Superintendent.
6. Must be a high school graduate as evidenced by a diploma or general equivalency diploma (GED).
The starting salary for an Indiana State Police Department Recruit is $1,615.39 bi-weekly during the academy training. At the completion of academy training, the starting salary is $48,000.00 a year. Graduates of the 78th Recruit Academy are offered an excellent health care plan, which includes medical, dental, vision and pharmacy coverage for both current and retired employees, along with their families, until reaching age 65. The Indiana State Police pension program provides a lifetime pension after 25 years of service. Additionally, the Indiana State Police Department provides comprehensive disability coverage and a life insurance program. Student loan forgiveness programs are being offered at this time through the following: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/
Interested applicants can obtain additional information about a career as an Indiana State Trooper by visiting http://www.in.gov/isp/3041.htm to find the recruiter assigned to your area.