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Missouri State Highway Patrol seeking applicants for 118th recruit class

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is testing for new troopers.

The Patrol is encouraging qualified individuals of all backgrounds to apply, and will offer testing at nine different locations in Missouri. Those who successfully complete testing will be eligible to continue in the selection process for the 118th Recruit Class, scheduled to begin training on July 3, 2023.

The application deadline is December 9, 2022.

To be eligible, candidates must possess a high school diploma or GED equivalent and be 21 years of age upon graduating from the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy. Upon graduating from the Patrol’s Academy, troopers are eligible to earn 46 credit hours through Mineral Area College in Park Hills, MO, or 30 credit hours through the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, MO, toward a degree.

The starting annual salary for trooper is $53,328, and following three years of service, the trooper first class’ salary is increased to $56,208. Other benefits include group health insurance, contributory retirement, career advancement, and more.

Interested persons can find out more about the qualifications by contacting a Patrol recruiter at telephone number 1-800-796-7000, or may apply online at

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