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State Police Trooper I

Chesterfield, VA
Virginia State Police

The Virginia Department of State Police is recruiting for qualified applicants for the position of State Police Trooper. EARN WHILE YOU LEARN. Qualified candidates accepted to the Training Academy will be paid a salary of $44,290. In addition, candidates will receive benefits including life insurance, health insurance, sick leave, and paid vacation. Twelve months following graduation from the State Police Academy, the annual salary will increase to $48,719. Upon graduation, candidates are supplied all equipment and uniforms, including a take home car. Candidates are also eligible, with tenure, for promotional and career progression opportunities including the opportunity to serve in many exciting specialty positions across the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Responsibilities:

The duties include but are not limited to: enforcing the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia; investigating criminal and traffic offenses; effecting arrests; communicating effectively both orally and in writing; testifying in court; safely operating a law enforcement vehicle; effectively interviewing individuals; performing lifesaving functions; safely and effectively utilizing firearms; performing effective searches of people and property; and reading and comprehending a variety of legal and administrative documents.

Qualifications:

The minimum qualifications for State Trooper are:
*applicants must be residents in a state east of the Mississippi within the continental United States
*military applicants must live in or home of record must be in one of the states east of the Mississippi
*must be at least 21 years of age on date of hire
*must be a high school graduate or have a GED
*college coursework and/or related experience PREFERRED
*must be a United States citizen on day of testing
*must be of good character and reputation as established by a background investigation to include but not limited to: a polygraph examination, educational achievements, prior work experience, character and reputation, credit history and police record
*must be in possession of a valid driver’s license and a good driving record
*must be willing to relocate anywhere in the state based on department needs
*must be willing to travel at your own expense to Virginia State Police Headquarters located at 7700 Midlothian Turnpike, North Chesterfield, VA 23235 to complete testing throughout the pre-employment process and while in a training status
*must possess at least 20/20 binocular vision, corrected and uncorrected, and if uncorrected visual acuity is 20/100 or better binocular and 20/200 or better in worse eye
*meet minimum requirements for color vision test with or without corrected lens(es)
*must be capable of hearing normal frequencies of 500, 1000, 2000, and 3000 hertz at a pure tone level of 25 decibels or less and no greater than a 45 decibels at 4000 and 6000 hertz when checked by the Audiometer Test
*weight must in proportion to height see chart
*must be willing to work rotating shifts and weekends
*must successfully pass all pre-employment testing
*must be in compliance with the department’s tattoo and body modification policies
POLYGRAPH EXAMINATION, BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION, FINGERPRINT-BASED CRIMINAL HISTORY CHECK, PRE-EMPLOYMENT DRUG SCREENING, PHYSICAL & PSYCHOLOGICAL EXAMINATIONS REQUIRED. SUBJECT TO RANDOM DRUG SCREENING.