Free of conviction of any crime punishable by imprisonment in a federal or state penitentiary
Good physical and mental condition
Must be a U.S. citizen and at least 21 years of age when recruit training begins
Must pass vision and hearing standards
Possess a high school diploma or GED
Possess a valid U.S. driver's license
Willing to live and work anywhere within the State of Kansas
Troopers receive 23 weeks of rigorous training at the Kansas Highway Patrol Training Academy in Salina, Kansas. Experienced instructors and coaches lead the recruits through an extensive curriculum of basic and advanced law enforcement courses. Upon graduation from the Training Academy, recruits begin 16 weeks of field training with a veteran trooper.
Hiring Process Components
Applicants must pass a written exam, physical agility test, polygraph, background investigation, and psychological test before any final offer of employment.