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Illinois State Police Merit Board Announces On Line Application Open to Become an Illinois State Trooper

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Press Release Date: October 18, 2012    || Archived February 11, 2013

Springfield – The Illinois State Police (ISP) Merit Board announced today that on-line applications are being accepted to join the ranks of ISP Troopers beginning on October 18 through November 19, 2012.  

The Illinois State Police Merit Board independently governs the application and selection process for candidate pools on behalf of the Illinois State Police. The last time the Merit Board opened the application process was in 2011 and received 1,232 applications.

“Open enrollment for Illinois State Trooper is an important step to ensuring the Agency’s mission to serve and protect the citizens of Illinois is met by selecting the most qualified pool of applicants,” said Ronald Cooley, ISP Merit Board Executive Director. 

ISP currently has a Cadet Class in training at the ISP Academy.  Two additional cadet classes are expected in 2013 and the applicants selected from this open enrollment will be eligible for one of those classes and any future classes projected for 2014.

“The ISP is seeking out talented, diverse individuals who will reflect the Agency’s mission and who will serve all Illinois communities with integrity, service and pride,” said ISP Director Hiram Grau.

ISP also recognizes the value that veterans bring to the agency.  Recent legislation was passed to allow veterans who have been honorably discharged, and who have been awarded an Afghan or Iraqi campaign medal by the military or naval services of the United States, deemed to have met the collegiate educational requirements when applying to become an Illinois State Police Trooper. 

The Merit Board has streamlined the process to make it easy for applicants to apply on-line. By clicking on the link www.illinoistrooper.com, online application, applicants will be directed to the Public Safety Recruitment website to complete an application for the Trooper position.

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