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ISP Accepting Applications For New Recruits

The Illinois State Police is accepting applications for their Illinois State Police Academy Classes. Class 137 and Class 138 will be the next classes open and cadet class 137 is scheduled to begin on June 5, 2022, with applications and documentation submitted by January 21st, 2022. Cadet Class 138 is scheduled to begin October 2, 2022, and applications and documentation must be in by April 1st. 


There are two types of programs; a fast track and a non-fast track.  The fast track program is a way for certified police officers to become State Troopers and the Non-Fast Track is for those who have no prior law enforcement experience but be at least 21, not convicted of a felony, a citizen of the US, a valid driver’s license, be willing to accept an assignment anywhere in Illinois, and either have an associate’s degree or 60 credit hours from a school. Veterans and active members of the military can qualify without the 60-hour credit requirement. 


While at the ISP Academy, Cadets will be provided with up-to-date training and will work in one of the 21 patrol districts across the state. Anyone interested in joining the ranks of the ISP is encouraged to visit the ISP Merit Board website at www.illinoistrooper.com for application information. 

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