It has been stated, “THERE ARE CAREER CHOICES… AND THEN THERE IS A CALLING.”
Do you have what it takes to join us? Since 1938, the Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol has made it our mission to have dedicated, hardworking officers to keep our highways safe. The brave men and women of the Mississippi Highway Patrol are an elite group of law enforcement officers who are highly trained with the most modern techniques and equipment. Those unique skills are applied on a daily basis to ensure public safety. We want officers who are proud of our country and loyal to our great state; those who have a high moral standard and the integrity necessary to fight the daily challenges met by law enforcement officers today.
Who are these officers? They are men and women who care about their fellow man. They are individuals who are committed to a career in helping people and protecting everyone without regard for their own life. They are leaders. That can be you. Embrace the challenge. PURSUE THE CALL!
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
Do You Want to Pursue The Call?
The first step you should take when applying to be a Mississippi State Trooper is to complete an application. Click here for a downloadable, printable application. Once the Trooper application is completed, send to the following address:
Mississippi Department of Public Safety
P.O. Box 958/Box A2
Jackson, MS 39205-0958
Attention: MHP Administrative Operations
Do not send applications to the Mississippi State Personnel Board. Applications not sent to the above address will not be reviewed for the hiring process.
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