The Tennessee Highway Patrol is seeking men and women who are interested in careers in law enforcement for a new trooper cadet class slated to begin March 1, 2013.
Applications will only be accepted online through Wednesday, Oct. 10. Individuals interested in applying for the position of state trooper must be at least 21 years old, a U.S. citizen and have a high school diploma or equivalent.
No applicants with felony convictions will be considered.
Following the passage of the Tennessee Excellence, Accountability and Management Act, the hiring method for becoming a state trooper has been revised to incorporate an interview process that tests applicant’s knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies.
As a result, selected applicants will be required to successfully pass the physical agility test prior to being admitted for an interview. THP anticipates the agility test and interview appointments to begin during the latter part of Octobor.
If hired, an individual must obtain a valid Tennessee driver's license and is required to successfully complete a background investigation, which includes a credit check and polygraph test. Recruits must also pass a psychological and medical examination, including a drug screening.
Those interested in and qualified for the position should submit an employment application to the Tennessee Department of Human Resources.
All applicants must apply online at www.tn.gov, beginning Wednesday, Oct. 3. The application will not be available until that date.
Once approved by the Department of Human Resources, applicants will be notified of their qualification status. There is no longer an examination portion to qualify for the state trooper position.
For additional information, contact the Tennessee Department of Human Resources Applicant Services Division at 615-741-4841.