The Missouri State Highway Patrol is testing for new troopers at 9 different locations in Missouri. Those who successfully complete testing will be eligible to continue in the selection process for the 112th Recruit Class, scheduled to begin training on August 2nd, 2021. The application deadline is December 15, 2020. To be eligible, candidates must possess a minimum of 30 college credit hours from an accredited college/university or served in any component of the United States Armed Forces, including National Guard, for a minimum of two years, with an honorable discharge if separated, or a minimum of two years’ experience as a full-time POST-certified peace officer when recruit training begins. The starting annual salary for trooper is $49,536, and following three years of service, the trooper first class’ salary is increased to $52,200 and other benefits. You can find out more online at