Indiana State Police districts looking for new recruits

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If you have been looking to “serve” or “protect,” you might like to know that Indiana State Police is looking for new recruits.

From now until the end of April, you are encouraged to apply for a job online. The organization says it would love to recruit 60 to 80 people, but has not been able to reach those numbers in the last few years.

Captain Ron Galaviz and Sergeant Brian Walker with ISP say the best candidates are responsible, problem solvers, and dedicated community members. They emphasize that the job can be difficult, but that it can also be one of the most rewarding occupations for those who consider it their true “calling.”

Some benefits of a position include:

1. New take-home patrol vehicle issued after completing the FTO period (includes off-duty use)

2. Uniforms and over $9,000 of new equipment issued at no cost

3. 40 paid days of leave annually and 150 hours of New Parent Leave

4. Health/Vision/Dental and Life Insurance options for actives and retirees

5. Possible student loan forgiveness

Galaviz and Walker believe that getting hired as a Trooper will open you up to numerous personal and professional opportunities.

ISP released this information about the job’s pay:

The Trooper Trainee’s salary is $1,807.70 bi-weekly, plus approximately 200 hours of Paid Time Off and $3,800 of Paid Overtime during the academy. Upon graduation from Trooper Trainee to Probationary Trooper, salary increases to $51,000.

If you feel you have what it takes to join the force, head to

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RH December 20, 2022 at 9:54 am

They should do away with the 40 age limit. There are many over 40 who are capable of completing training and doing the job successfully. But their retirement system keeps those candidates from joining. Too bad.

Lawrence Snair December 20, 2022 at 6:56 pm

Many Officers who join the force serve 5 to 10 years and want to move on anyway. How such age discrimination is allowed in the name of simple money issues is beyond me. Airplane pilots limit age for public safety. 45-50 year old Police officers are currently the most mature and effective officers and yet those on the outside that age are discriminated against explicitly for not real monetary issues, but might apply later policies. I honestly have no idea how the courts allow such idiocy except maybe union pressure.

Charles U Farley December 20, 2022 at 1:33 pm

If memory serves, that limitation is due to PERF and it used to be 35 not 40, so at least it’s moving the right direction.


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