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JOB ALERT: ISP Plans To Add Another 15 Troopers To Force

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) - Good news on the hiring front: The Idaho State Police plans to add 15 troopers to its workforce. But competition for the jobs is likely to be fierce.

The agency added 12 positions earlier this year, a round of hiring that resulted in 800 applications as hopefuls sought a job behind the wheel of a police cruiser.

The Twin Falls Times-News reports the hiring process at the state law enforcement agency will take up to seven months, with training to take nine months to complete.

Prospective troopers will have to pass background and credit checks, as well as psychological and medical evaluations.

ISP officials say starting pay is $17.67 per hour, with candidates who have at least three years experience as a sworn officer earning more.
      
 
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