NEW ALBANY, Miss. (WTVA) - The Mississippi Highway Patrol (MHP) is recruiting right now.
WTVA reporter Chelsea Brown spoke with Trooper Sgt. Gary Stanton about what it takes to become a state trooper.
Watch the interview in the video above.
A trooper must have a strong moral compass, be physically fit, and is willing to serve, Stanton said.
Basic Requirements to be a Mississippi State Trooper
- Must be 23 years of age and have a high school diploma or GED
- Must be 21 years of age and 60 college credit hours; or high school diploma or GED and 4 years of active duty military/6 years of service in the National Guard; or high school diploma and 1 year as a certified sworn law enforcement officer
- Must be a citizen of the United States and a resident of Mississippi at the time of appointment
- Must have a valid driver’s license
The deadline for applications is Oct. 31.
Stanton said the cadet class will start at the beginning of 2021.
Potential applicants should send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.