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JACKSON, Miss. – After the recent addition of 29 new troopers, The Mississippi Highway Patrol announces the start of the application process for Cadet Class 69. This class will be the eighth patrol school held since 2018.

This class is scheduled to begin in January 2025 and will last approximately 17 weeks, with training conducted at the Mississippi Law Enforcement Officers’ Training Academy in Pearl, Mississippi. Effective July 1, 2024, the base salary for an MHP Trooper will be $54,000.00, with the possibility to earn more through Federal Overtime Details and participation in one of MHP’s many special duty teams, including Special Operations Group, Motor Unit, Honor Guard, Mounted Unit and more.

“It takes a dedicated individual to embark on a career in law enforcement,” said Mississippi Department of Public Safety Commissioner Sean Tindell. “I am proud of the work done by Colonel Haynes and his team at the Mississippi Highway Patrol to further improve safety in our state. I encourage anyone interested in law enforcement to consider answering the call to become a state trooper and apply for Cadet Class 69.”

“The Mississippi Highway Patrol is proud to announce the recruitment process for Cadet Class 69,” said Lt. Colonel James Ivory, Assistant Director of MHP. “This is a great opportunity for men and women across our state to answer the call of service and dedicate their lives and careers to something larger than themselves.

Our recruiters are excited about talking to anyone interested in all the exciting possibilities that await within the Mississippi Highway Patrol.”

The minimum qualifications for Cadet Class 69 are as follows:

1. Must be 21 years of age and have a high school diploma or GED.

2. Must be a citizen of the United States and a resident of Mississippi at the time of appointment.

3. Must have a valid driver’s license.

Timeline for the application process for Cadet Class 69:

- August 16 – Deadline for applications

- September 6-8- PT Test, Physical

- October 5-6 - Computerized Testing

- November 12-15 – Interviews

- December 9-18 – Polygraph, Psychological Testing, Fingerprinting

- January 3, 2025 – Orientation

- January 19, 2025 – Cadet Class 69 begins

Click here to submit an online application for Cadet Class 69.

Click here to request to learn more and be contacted by a MHP Recruiter.



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