Montana Highway Patrol Recruiting for Ten New Troopers
The Montana Highway Patrol (MHP) announces it is currently accepting applications for ten new Troopers to begin training this September. MHP is the traffic law enforcement division of the Montana Department of Justice and is responsible for the enforcement of motor vehicle and highway safety laws according to state and federal statutes, as well as for the investigation of traffic crashes.
“The importance of the work our Montana Highway Patrol does can’t be overstated,” Attorney General Tim Fox said. “Whether they’re apprehending fugitives, recovering stolen vehicles, or confiscating illegal drugs and weapons, our MHP Troopers are some of our busiest law enforcement professionals, and I’m deeply grateful for the work they do to keep the traveling public safe.”
MHP Colonel Tom Butler said, “We’re looking for men and women from all kinds of backgrounds who can maintain a high degree of personal integrity and discipline, and adhere to a strict code of behavior. I encourage all qualified individuals to explore the possibility of a rewarding career in public service with the Montana Highway Patrol.”
MHP is recruiting for both entry and lateral applicants. An entry-level applicant has not graduated from the Montana Law Enforcement Academy (MLEA) Law Enforcement Officer Basic Course in Helena and does not have any previous law enforcement experience. A lateral applicant has graduated from the MLEA Law Enforcement Officer Basic Course within the last five years, or has a current Basic Law Enforcement POST Certificate from Montana or another state and has been employed in a full-time sworn peace officer position within the last five years.
MHP Academy training for entry-level applicants is 23 weeks; training for lateral applicants is 11 weeks. Successful out-of-state lateral applicants must also complete the two-week Montana Law Enforcement Legal Equivalency Course, preferably prior to the MHP Advanced Academy, or within the first year of employment.
Interested individuals are encouraged to visit MHP’s website for further details and application instructions: https://dojmt.gov/highwaypatrol/. For more information about the Trooper selection process and requirements, contact MHP at 1-(877) 8-PATROL toll-free or (406) 444-3259. The deadline to apply is April 7, 2016.