Illinois State Police offers new incentives to join the ranks
The Illinois State Police is increasing incentives to become a state trooper.
The new Lateral Entry Training Program will incorporate much of the current Fast Track Program curriculum and time frame, but provides for training to take place regionally.
Changes include cadets reporting to the ISP Academy for the first three weeks of training and return to the Academy during specific phases of their training , otherwise they'll return home and report daily to a District Headquarters or similar regional training location to receive in-person and online training, with the ability to return to home at the end of each work day.
Other changes mean cadets will NOT be required to relocate their residence upon graduation and they'll be eligible for retirement at age 55.
Anyone interested in joining the ranks of the ISP is encouraged to visit the ISP Merit Board website at www.illinoistrooper.com for application information.