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Idaho State Police Trooper

The Idaho State Police (ISP) has an exciting career opportunity available for those interested in enforcing laws, serving people, and enhancing the quality of life in the State of Idaho. ISP is currently looking to fill urban and rural Trooper positions throughout the state with both new recruits and seasoned officers. Qualified men and women are all encouraged to apply.

In addition to the rate of pay, ISP Trooper also includes excellent benefits. Learn more at

Example of Duties
  • Provide assistance and service to the citizens of Idaho
  • Perform traffic control and enforcement
  • Conduct motor vehicle crash investigations
  • Prepare reports
  • Conduct criminal investigations
  • Process and investigate crime scenes
  • Effectively present testimony in a court of law
  • Be proficient in the use of firearms
  • Many other duties as assigned
  • Some specialty assignments include crash reconstruction, firearms instructor, drug recognition expert, field training officer, motorcycle patrol, capitol security, and commercial vehicle safety.

Minimum Qualifications
Applicants must meet the entrance requirements outlined in Idaho Administrative Code 11.11.01 – Rules of the Idaho Peace Officer Standards & Training (POST) Council.
  • Shall be a citizen of the United States
  • Must be a graduate of an accredited high school, or GED equivalent
  • Shall be a minimum of twenty-one (21) years of age
  • Possess a valid driving license from their state of residence and qualify for an Idaho driver's license
  • Fingerprint clearance by the Idaho State Police Bureau of Criminal Identification and the FBI. A conviction or withheld judgment for any local, state, or federal crime may be grounds for rejection
  • Successfully complete a background investigation
  • Attest to the Code of Ethics/Standards of Conduct on POST application

Additional Minimum Qualifications:
  • Applicants must successfully complete a polygraph examination
  • Must meet the Idaho State Police (ISP) Drug Policy Requirements
  • Must meet the ISP medical, vision, hearing, psychological, and physical fitness requirements
  • Must have two (2) or more years of responsible work experience or attendance at an institution of higher learning following high school graduation
  • Must successfully complete the ISP Advanced Training Course, including obtaining a POST Basic Certification, and the post-graduate Field Training Evaluation Program (FTEP).

Supplemental Information
Why Choose The Idaho State Police: Learn about our exceptional quality of life.

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