INDIANAPOLIS (WFFT) — The Indiana State Police is accepting applications for the 83rd Recruit Academy.
Individuals who are interested in beginning a rewarding career as an Indiana State Trooper must apply online at IndianaTrooper.com.
This website will provide 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 11:59 pm (EST) on Sunday, March 27, 2022.
Applications submitted after the deadline will not be accepted for the 83rd Recruit Academy.
The first 200 applicants to successfully pass all phases of the application process will be reviewed by the Superintendent for consideration of employment.
It is imperative interested applicants engage in the selection process early.
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 Dec. 15, 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 current starting salary for an Indiana State Police Department Recruit is $1,615.39 bi-weekly during the academy training.
At the completion of academy training, the starting salary is $48,000 a year.
Effective July 1, 2022, an approved budget will increase the Trooper pay matrix.
This will impact the Trooper Trainee (proposed increase to $45,000) and First-Year Trooper salary (proposed increase to $51,000).
Recruits of the 83rd Recruit Academy are offered an excellent health care plan, which includes medical, dental, vision and pharmacy coverage for both current and retired employees, along with their families, until reaching age 65.
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.
Student loan forgiveness programs are being offered at this time.
Current Law Enforcement Officers who have a minimum of three continuous years of merit full time law enforcement service as of May 26, 2022, if they choose, will be assigned to the District where they currently reside.
Current Out of State Law Enforcement Officers having a minimum of three continuous years of merit full time law enforcement service as of May 26, 2022, if they choose, may be afforded their District of choice, if their home state certification is determined equivalent to the Indiana Law Enforcement Training Board standards.