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Indiana State Police seeking recruits for 72nd recruit academy

Monday, October 17, 2011

PUTNAMVILLE -- The Indiana State Police are now accepting applications for the 72nd Recruit Academy.

Individuals who are interested in beginning a rewarding career as an Indiana State trooper may apply online at www.in.gov/isp/. 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, Nov. 25. 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 U.S. 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 a year.

The Indiana State Police also offer a 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.

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 www.in.gov/isp to find a recruiter assigned to your area.

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