ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – The Missouri State Highway Patrol is testing for new troopers.

The Patrol is encouraging qualified individuals of all backgrounds to apply. Testing for the position will be offered at nine different locations in Missouri.

Those who successfully complete testing will be eligible to continue in the selection process for the 99th Recruit Class, scheduled to begin training on July 1, 2014, according to a release from the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

To be eligible candidates must posses a minimum of 60 college credits, or two years of federal active duty military service with an honorable discharge, or two years of POST-certified, full-time law enforcement experience at the time recruit training begins.

The selection process includes a written examination, a physical fitness for duty assessment, polygraph examination, background investigation, and oral interview board.

Those interested can find out more about the qualifications by contacting a Patrol recruiter by calling 1-800-796-7000, or may apply online at

Test locations and dates include:

Troop G (Willow Springs) — July 20, 2013
Troop E (Poplar Bluff) — July 27, 2013
Troop D (Springfield) — August 3, 2013
Troop I (Waynesville) — August 3, 2013
Troop A (Lee’s Summit) — August 24, 2013
Troop B (Macon) — August 24, 2013
Troop C (Weldon Spring) — August 31, 2013
Troop H (St. Joseph) — September 7, 2013
General Headquarters (Jefferson City) — September 9, 11, 13, and 14, 2013


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