Indiana State Police Seek Recruits for 71st Recruit Academy

February 18, 2011

02/21/11The Indiana State Police is now accepting applications for the 71st Recruit Academy.  Individuals who are interested in beginning a rewarding career as an Indiana State Trooper may apply online at  The website provides a detailed synopsis of the application process as well as a career with the Indiana State Police Department.

Applications must be received via e-mail by midnight on Thursday, March 3, 2011.  Applications received after the deadline will not be accepted for the 71st Recruit Academy.

Basic Eligibility Requirements and consideration factors for an Indiana State Trooper:

1. Be a United States citizen.

2. Be at least 21 and less than 40 years old when appointed as a police employee.

3. Have vision correctable to 20/50.

4. Must possess a valid driver’s license to operate an automobile.

5. Applicants must possess a high school diploma or GED.

The Indiana State Police Department salary is competitive with the surrounding agencies.  A recruit is paid $1,417.40 bi-weekly during the academy training.  At the completion of academy training the starting salary is $38,444.00 a year.  The Indiana State Police also offers an excellent health care plan, which includes medical, dental, vision and pharmacy coverage for both current and retired employees, along with their families.  The Indiana State Police pension program provides a lifetime pension after 25 years of service.  Additionally, the Indiana State Police Department provides comprehensive disability coverage and a life insurance program.

Interested applicants can obtain additional information about a career as an Indiana State Trooper by contacting a recruiter at any Indiana State Police Post, or by visiting to find the recruiter assigned to your area.