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State Police

Job ID: 5017845

SalaryApproximate Hours Per Week
EmployerDate Posted
Indiana State Police
Indianapolis, Indiana United States
Sep 07, 2017
Position TypeApplications Accepted Until
Full-timeDec 31, 2017

Career Overview

Troopers begin their careers with road patrol duties, but there are many different career paths within the Indiana State Police.

Work involves many independent decisions. Troopers normally perform duties alone, requiring independent judgment to make decisions for unique circumstances. Some complex problems may arise that require an immediate decision. Troopers receive general instructions before and during the shift.

- Patrol county, state and federal roads to detect and apprehend criminal and traffic law violators.
- Investigate vehicle crashes.
- Perform a wide variety of courtesy services.
- Make death notifications.
- Attempt to locate motorists and/or other people for the delivery of emergency information.
- Direct and control traffic at disaster scenes, crash sites and special events.
- Render first-aid to people until advanced Emergency Medical Services arrive.
- Conduct criminal investigations.
- Coordinate and assist investigative efforts with the Criminal Investigation Division.
- Testify in criminal and traffic court.
- Prepare and submit evidence in compliance with department standard operating procedures.
- Transport emergency medical supplies, blood, human organs, etc.
- May be selected to serve as a department specialty team member.
- Serve as a Field Training Officer.
- Assist the Federal Aviation Administration in the investigation of aircraft incidents.
- Present law enforcement related public affairs programs.
- Assist the public and all police agencies at any time and in any manner possible.
- Perform other duties as required.

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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 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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