The Illinois State Police are looking for qualified applicants to join their ranks in Cadet Class #132. Applicants should submit required support documentation prior to January 31, 2020. Candidates whose application documentation are deemed acceptable may be invited to take the Recruitment Test. Candidates who successfully complete the Recruitment Test will be invited to take a mandatory physical fitness (PT) evaluation in late March. The State Police Merit Board, the panel that performs State Police hiring, is overseeing recruitment of the cadet class. Several different categories of persons with credentials, including a bachelor’s degree, associate’s degree and experience in law enforcement, or certain enumerated credentials as an honorably discharged member of the U.S. armed forces, will be able to submit the required documentation.
In addition, the Illinois State Police Fast Track Program offers an alternative pathway for certified local police officers who have graduated from an accredited law enforcement academy, and who have compiled at least two years of full-time police work, to become Illinois State Troopers.