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Applications for the 85th Recruit Academy are now being accepted by ISP.

Individuals interested in beginning a career as an Indiana State Trooper must apply online at

Applications must be submitted electronically by 11:59 PM EST on Thursday, October 19th. 

Probationary Troopers graduating from the 85th Recruit Academy, who successfully complete their Field Training Officer program, receive a $5,000 dollar one-time taxable cash bonus in addition to their regular salary.    

Other benefits Included are:

  • Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits during the academy and probationary year.
  • Military and Law Enforcement service purchase options.
  • A new take-home patrol vehicle issued after completing the FTO period that includes off-duty use.
  • Uniforms and over $9,000 of new equipment issued at no cost.
  • 3 hours of on-duty physical training per week.
  • 40 paid days of leave annually and 150 hours of New Parent Leave.
  • Health, Vision, Dental, and Life Insurance options for actives and retirees.
  • Lifetime pension and deferred compensation with State matching.
  • And Endless Opportunities and Career Advancement.

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

  • You must be a United States citizen.
  • You must be at least 21 and less than 40 years of age when appointed as a police employee with the appointment date for traditional applicants being July 18, 2024.
  • You must meet a minimum corrected or uncorrected vision standard of 20/50 acuity in each eye and 20/50 distant binocular acuity in both eyes.
  • You must possess a valid driver’s license to operate an automobile.
  • You must be willing, if appointed, to reside and serve anywhere within the State of Indiana as designated by the Superintendent.
  • And you must be a high school graduate as evidenced by a diploma or general equivalency diploma.                                                             

For additional information about an Indiana State Trooper career visit or contact a recruiter at

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