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Indiana State Police

ISP > Career Opportunities > State Troopers > Eligibility and Requirements Eligibility and Requirements

Trooper candidates:
1. Must be a United States citizen.
2. Must be at least 21 and less than 40 years old when appointed as a police employee.
3. Must have vision correctable to 20/50.
4. Must possess a valid driver's license.
5. Must have a high school diploma or GED.
6. Must be willing, if appointed, to reside and serve anywhere within the State of Indiana.

No exception will be made for anyone who does not meet all requirements.

No applicant will be discriminated against with the respect to hire, tenure, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment or any matter directly or indirectly related to employment because of race, sex, color, religion, national origin or ancestry.  The Indiana State Police adheres to all provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act.  The Department will endeavor to select, hire and retain the best qualified applicants available.

The Indiana State Police is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All candidates must meet minimum selection criteria and successfully complete the application and selection process prior to being granted a conditional offer of employment to attend the Indiana State Police Recruit Academy.

Indiana State Government is an E-Verify employer, and all new employees are required to have their employment eligibility verified through the Department of Homeland Security and Social Security Administration.  To remain in accordance with the law, the Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that we certify the identity and work eligibility of all new employees.  Therefore, if hired, your presentation of proper documentation is required by the law.  The Employment Eligibility form (Form I-9) and all other needed documentation can be found at www.uscis.gov/files/form/i-9.pdf.  Please note that if you submit a document from list B of form I-9, this document must contain a photo ID to establish identity.  All new employees must present the required documents in person, on your first day of employment.

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