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Applications for becoming an Illinois State Police trooper are continually accepted by the ISP Merit Board.

The ISP Merit Board is currently processing applications for Cadet Class 129, which is tentatively scheduled to begin April 2019. In order to be considered for this Cadet Class, the Merit Board must receive a completed application and all required documentation by Aug. 15. Officials with the ISP are encouraging those individuals who are interested in a career in law enforcement to visit the ISP Merit Board website to complete an application for employment.

Anyone with questions about becoming an ISP officer can contact Sergeant Hector Alejandre or Special Agent Jarran Riley. Sergeant Alejandre can be reached by telephone at (708) 522-4946 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Special Agent Riley can also be reached by telephone at (217) 558-5902 or e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

To complete an application go to http://recruitment.iosolutions.com/Online-Job-Applications/Police-Job-Applications/ISP-Merit-Board-IL-State-Trooper-Application-2014.html, and for more information about the application process, visit the ISP Merit Board website at www.illinoistrooper.com.