Tennessee Highway Patrol Hiring Troopers

Wednesday, July 19, 2006 | 11:00 pm

Tennessee Highway Patrol Hiring Troopers

Interested Applicants Must Apply Online or In Person

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July 20, 2006

NASHVILLE, Tenn., — The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) announced today it is looking for men and women who are interested in careers in law enforcement. The THP is scheduled to begin its next two Trooper Cadet classes on January 28, 2007 and July 29, 2007 in Nashville . Each Trooper class will last a total of 18 weeks.

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. If hired, individuals must obtain a valid Tennessee Driver License and are required to successfully complete a Level II background investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, which includes a credit check and polygraph test. Recruits must also pass a physical agility test, as well as psychological and medical examinations, including drug screening.

Those interested in and qualified for the position of State Trooper should submit an employment application to the Tennessee Department of Personnel for approval to take the civil service examination. Due to the time associated with the application process, ALL applicants must apply either online at: www.tnanytime.org/tnjobs or in person at: Department of Personnel, 505 Deaderick Street, James K. Polk Building, 2 nd Floor, Nashville, Tennessee.

For applicants applying in person, the civil service exam is given daily from 8:30 a.m. until 1:00p.m CDT. All those applying in person are encouraged to take the test by September 13, 2006 . Online applicants may take the civil service exam at one of six field locations across the state. Online applications must be submitted at least 14 days prior to the testing date. Applicants will be notified by mail of their testing date.

Field locations and testing dates are:

•  Kingsport - August 10, 2006
•  Knoxville – August 11, 2006
•  Memphis – August 17 and September 9, 2006
•  Jackson – August 18, 2006
•  Pulaski – August 21, 2006
•  Cleveland – August 22, 2006
•  Livingston – August 23, 2006

If applicants cannot meet the field test schedule, they are encouraged to take the civil service exam at the Department of Personnel’s office in Nashville .

For more information about applications and testing, contact the Tennessee Department of Personnel’s Applicant Services Division at (615) 741-4841.

There are currently 960 authorized commissioned officer positions within the THP. Trooper recruits will be assigned to vacant positions across the state upon graduation. Starting salary is $31,656.00 annually. With regular pay increases, a trooper can earn $47,040 per year after 10 years of service, under the currently pay structure. Recruits are paid while in training.

The Tennessee Department of Safety ( www.tennessee.gov/safety ) is responsible for ensuring the safety and general welfare of the traveling public. The department’s general areas of responsibility include law enforcement, safety education and motorist services including the issuance of driver licenses and title and registration activities. The department and its highly trained staff of Troopers are responsible for safety on more than 15,000 miles of state and federal highways.