Highway Patrol Trooper Trainee

KS Statewide
Kansas Highway Patrol

Enforce Kansas traffic and vehicle laws. Position’s available statewide. Must be willing to live and work anywhere in Kansas. Applicants must pass written exam, polygraph, background investigation, personal interview, physical abilities course, psychological test, and physical requirements.

Applications accepted through: Dec 9, 2019

How to Prepare for the Written Test

Applicants take the National Police Officer Selection Test (NPOST). The NPOST is a 4-part 75-minute written exam. Learn how to prepare for the National Police Officer Selection Test.


MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: High school diploma or equivalent and a valid driver’s license.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be a United States citizen and at least 21 years of age. Each applicant applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a State Tax Clearance Certificate. Must complete a basic law enforcement training program recognized by the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Commission and obtain certification as a law enforcement officer from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Commission before being given permanent status. At time of appointment, candidate must take and pass a drug screening test approved by the Division of Personnel Services and be required to pass a physical and psychological exam administered by the hiring agency. This class requires the use of a firearm for law enforcement duties and therefore, candidates cannot have been convicted of, and must be free of any diversions from, a felony or misdemeanor domestic violence crime as set forth in 18 U.S.C. § 922 (d) (9) and (g) (9).

Persons applying for positions with Kansas Highway Patrol (KHP) will be subject to background investigation