For further information please contact: Capt. J.T. “Tim” Hull
Q2092 (573) 526-6115

February 10, 2009
EMPHASIS: The Missouri State Highway Patrol Schedules Testing For Trooper Position

The Missouri State Highway Patrol, a premiere law enforcement agency, is testing for new troopers. The Patrol is encouraging minorities and females to apply, and will offer testing at seven different locations in Missouri. Those who successfully complete testing will be eligible to continue in the selection process for the 91st Recruit Class, scheduled to begin training January 4, 2010. The application deadline is April 3, 2009.

To be eligible candidates must possess 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.

Candidates are required to apply online at, and select one of the following test dates and locations.

Test locations and dates include;

February 21 and 22 -- Troop C
Troop C Headquarters Missouri State Highway Patrol
891 Technology Drive
(Northeast corner of Highway 40 at Highway 94)
Weldon Spring, Missouri
Telephone (636) 300-2800

February 28 -- Troop D
Missouri State University
Meyer Library Room 101
850 S. John Q. Hammons Parkway
Springfield, Missouri
Telephone (417) 836-4535

March 7 -- Troop E
Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop E Headquarters
4947 Highway 67 North
Poplar Bluff, MO 63901-8719
Telephone: (573) 840-9500

March 27 -- Troop I
Waynesville High School
200 G.W. Lane, Waynesville, MO 65583
School telephone: (573) 774-6401
Troop I telephone: (573) 368-2221

April 4 -- Troop A
Troop A Headquarters Missouri State Highway Patrol
504 S.E. Blue Parkway
Lee's Summit, MO 64063-4351
Telephone: (816) 622-0800

April 4 -- Troop B
Troop B Headquarters Missouri State Highway Patrol
308 Pine Crest Drive
Macon, MO 63552-1030
Telephone: (660) 385-2132

April 20 through April 25, 2009
General Headquarters
1510 East Elm Street
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Telephone (573) 751-3313

The starting salary for trooper is $3,034 per month while in training, $3,217 per month after six months, and $3,508 per month at two years of service. Benefits include group health insurance, paid retirement, career advancement, and more.

The selection process is a multi-phase testing procedure including: written examination, a physical fitness for duty assessment, polygraph examination, background investigation, and oral interview board. After a conditional offer of employment, the applicant must successfully complete a medical examination (to include vision and hearing), psychological examination, a psychological interview, and drug-screening test.

Interested persons can find out more about the qualifications by contacting a Patrol recruiter at telephone number 1-800-796-7000, or apply online at