On the Beat in Bluffton

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Indiana State Police seeks recruits for 72nd Recruit Academy

From the Indiana State Police:

The Indiana State Police is now accepting applications for the 72nd Recruit Academy. Individuals may apply online at http://www.in.gov/isp/2368.htm. This website will provide a detailed synopsis of the application process as well as a career with the Indiana State Police Department.

Applications must be received via e-mail by midnight on Friday, November 25, 2011. Applications received after the deadline will not be accepted for the 72nd Recruit Academy.

Basic Eligibility Requirements and consideration factors for an Indiana State Trooper:

1. Be a United States citizen.
2. Be at least 21 and less than 40 years old when appointed as a police employee.
3. Have vision correctable to 20/50.
4. Must possess a valid driver's license to operate an automobile.
5. Applicants must possess a high school diploma or GED.

The Indiana State Police Department salary is competitive with the surrounding agencies. A recruit is paid $1,417.40 bi-weekly during the academy training. At the completion of academy training the starting salary is $38,444.00 a year. The Indiana State Police also offers an excellent health care plan, which includes medical, dental, vision and pharmacy coverage for both current and retired employees, along with their families. 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.

It is the policy of the Indiana State Police to provide equal employment opportunity, training, and promotion to all people without regard to sex, race, religion, disability, national origin or age. The Indiana State Police embraces diversity and believes a diverse work force is vital to serve our diverse communities.

Interested applicants can obtain additional information about a career as an Indiana State Trooper by contacting a recruiter at any Indiana State Police Post, or by visiting http://www.in.gov/isp/2365.htm# to find the recruiter assigned to your area.

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