Indiana State Police accepting applications for 82nd Recruit Academy

Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS (WANE) – The Indiana State Police (ISP) is now accepting applications for the 82nd Recruit Academy. 

Anyone interested in beginning a career as an Indiana State Trooper can apply on the ISP website. Applicants will need to create a user account before being able to apply for the Trooper Trainee job posting for the Indiana State Police 82nd Selection Process, ISP said. The website link provides a detailed synopsis of the application process as well as information on additional career opportunities with the Indiana State Police. 

Applications must be submitted electronically by 8 a.m. on Aug. 22.  Applications submitted after the deadline will not be accepted for the 82nd Recruit Academy.

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 June 16, 2022)
  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 ISP Recruit is $1,615.39 bi-weekly during the academy training, the department said. At the completion of academy training, the starting salary is $48,000.00 a year. 

ISP said recruits of the 82nd Recruit Academy are offered an excellent health care plan including medical, dental, vision and pharmacy coverage for both current and retired employees and their dependents. The ISP pension program provides a lifetime pension after 25 years of service. Additionally, ISP said it provides comprehensive disability coverage and a life insurance program. Student loan forgiveness programs are being offered at this time here.

Current Law Enforcement Officers:

Current Law Enforcement Officers having a minimum of three continuous years of merit full time law enforcement service as of Nov. 23 can choose to be assigned to the District where they currently reside, ISP said. Current Out of State Law Enforcement Officers having a minimum of three continuous years of merit full time law enforcement service as of Nov. 23 can choose to their District if their home state certification is determined equivalent to the Indiana Law Enforcement Training Board standards.

Physical Ability Test (PAT):

Applicants are required to pass the ILEA Exit Standards listed below to proceed in the selection process.

 Vertical Jump 16 inches
 Sit-ups 29 in one minute
 300 Meter Run 71 seconds
 Push-ups 25
 1.5-mile run 16 minutes 28 seconds

Physical Ability Testing (PAT) Dates:

  • July 10 at 8 a.m. in Plainfield
  • July 10 at 1 p.m. in Plainfield
  • July 23 at 8 a.m. in South Bend
  • July 23 at 1 p.m. in Southbend
  • July 24 at 8 a.m. in South Bend
  • July 24 at 1 p.m. in South Bend
  • Aug. 13 at 8 a.m. in Orleans
  • Aug. 13 at 1 p.m. in Orleans
  • Aug. 14 at 8 a.m. in Orleans
  • Aug. 14 at 1 p.m. in Orleans
  • Aug. 21 at 8 a.m. in Plainfield
  • Aug. 21 at 1 p.m. in Plainfield
  • Aug. 22 at 8 a.m. in Plainfield
  • Aug. 22 at 1 p.m. in Plainfield

ISP said applicants are afforded the opportunity to attend additional PAT dates to improve current scores or achieve a passing score. Additional information regarding the PAT can be found online.

Visit ISP’s website to find the recruiter assigned to your area.

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