(FROM KHP)-- The Kansas Highway Patrol is excited to announce that we are going to be hiring a new class of recruit troopers, who will be set to begin their careers with the Patrol this coming January. This will be the 52nd KHP recruit class, and marks the Patrol’s effort to increase manpower on the highways in Kansas, as well as provide assistance to some local agencies who rely on the Patrol’s assistance.
“The Kansas Highway Patrol is very excited to have this opportunity to start its third class in a year-and–a-half. With the additional state troopers Recruit Class #52 will provide, it enhances our ability to better serve the citizens of Kansas,” Lieutenant Joshua Kellerman, KHP Public Information Officer, said.
Applications are being accepted now through Friday, June 29th. Applicants will go through an extensive hiring process, which will include a written examination, physical agility test, polygraph exam, background investigation, interview, physical examination, and psychiatric test. Upon successful completion of these steps, final offers of employment will be made. The recruits will report to the Training Academy on January 3, 2013 to begin 22 weeks of training. The hiring process has been condensed to a more timely process for applicants, and to increase the Patrol’s ability to fulfill our mission by providing additional troopers on the road during a time when they are much needed. Applicants will go through a six month hiring process, rather than the yearlong process that was in place previously.
With retirements, promotions, and short-staffing in many areas of the state, these new troopers will come at a welcome time. The Patrol prides itself in the assistance we offer to local agencies. Hiring additional troopers will not only enhance our ability to assist other agencies, but provide much needed law enforcement coverage throughout the state that Kansas residents and travelers through our state have come to rely on.
TO APPLY for KHP Class #52: Please promptly submit a tax clearance certificate by accessing the Dept. of Revenue website http://www.ksrevenue.org/taxclearance.html, along with an Employment Application at www.jobs.ks.gov. This application site can also be accessed from the www.kansashighwaypatrol.org website: click on Career Opportunities, Current Openings, Apply Online. If you mail hard copy application and tax clearance materials, they must be post marked no later than June 29, 2012 and addressed to: Janice Kelly, c/o KHP Recruiting, 122 SW 7th Street, Topeka, KS 66603 (785-296-8091). ADA/EOE/VPE. If you have further questions on the hiring process or what the Trooper position entails, please visit: http://www.kansashighwaypatrol.org/careerop/co_trooper.html, or call (785) 296-6800.