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Missouri State Highway Patrol Seeks Candidates for 100th Recruit Class

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri State Highway patrol is accepting candidates for the 100th Recruit Class.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri State Highway patrol is accepting candidates for the 100th Recruit Class.

This recruit class will represent the 100th training class since the Patrol’s inception in 1931.

Candidates are required to meet minimum requirements by the time the recruit class begins on January 5, 2015.

The minimum requirements are possession of 60 college credits, or two years federal (Title 10) active duty military service with an honorable discharge, or two years of POST-certified, full-time law enforcement service.

According to a news statement from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the starting salary for a trooper is $3,137 per month while in training.

Additional increases are subject to annual appropriations. Troopers become eligible for advancement in rank after five years of service.

Currently, troopers with five years of service earn $47,484 annually.

The selection process for the 100th Recruit Class consists of written examination, fitness test, polygraph examination, background investigation, vision and hearing tests, psychological examination, medical exam, and drug test.

Interested individuals can contact a recruiter at 1-800-796-7000, or visit www.motrooper.com to apply online.

Qualified individuals from all demographics are welcomed and encouraged to apply.

The application deadline is April 4, 2014.

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