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Become a Trooper

The Illinois State Police Merit Board is responsible for the selection of Illinois State Trooper candidates. Information on becoming an Illinois State Police Trooper can be found on the Illinois State Police Merit Board website at or by clicking the links below.

The Illinois State Police is an equal opportunity employer.
The Illinois State Police is an equal opportunity employer.
Recruitment Contacts
For questions about becoming an Illinois State Police Trooper, please contact one of the recruitmment officers listed below:
Special Agent Melissa Uhles
Southern Illinois Recruiting Coordinator/Statewide Veteran Recruiting Coordinator Southern Internship Coordinator
(217) 685-4752 or (618) 779-9668
Sergeant Elbert Jennings
Northern Illinois Recruiting Coordinator/Northern Internship Coordinator Statewide Chaplain Program Coordinator
(217) 785-4370 or (217) 785-0183

Or contact the Illinois State Police Recruitment office at (866) 458-7667 (Inside Illinois Only). Mail all correspondence to:

Illinois State Police Recruitment
801 South Seventh Street
Suite 100 S
Springfield, Illinois 62703
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For more information regarding the selection process, please visit the Illinois State Police Merit Board website at

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