FALL 2022 ACADEMY
|Date Opened||9/3/2021 2:00:00 PM|
|Close Date||4/18/2022 11:59:00 PM|
|Salary||$56,041/year (During Academy); $66,749/year (Post Field Training)|
Candidates must meet the following requirements prior to submitting an application:
Citizenship - Applicant must be a United States citizen.
Age - Applicants must reach their 21st birthday prior to completion of the Academy training, and must not be older than 39 on the first day of the Academy.
Education - Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED, and must have attained a minimum of 60 semester credits, or 90 quarter credits, from an accredited college or university OR one that is recognized by the U. S. Department of Higher Education OR 30 college credits along with two years of active duty military service.
An applicant with 30 college credits and any of the below-listed experience will be eligible for an accelerated Academy curriculum:
(To compete for the rank of Sergeant, 60 college credits are required. A Bachelor's Degree is required to compete for the ranks of Lieutenant and above.)
Residence - There is no residency requirement at time of application. However, Delaware residency is required by the completion of the academy training, prior to field training. Troopers are subject to assignment in any part of the state.
Driver's License - Applicants must have a current valid driver's license and at least one year of driving experience. An applicant with a prior driving suspension or revocation must have one year of reinstatement in order to be eligible to apply. Any alcohol-related driving arrests and overall driving history will be subject to review.
Criminal Record and Activity - Any felony conviction is an automatic disqualification. Any criminal activity that would be considered a felony under Delaware law, federal law, or the law of the state in which the activity occurred is a disqualification. Applicants must have all prior criminal arrests expunged before being hired. (Arrest or conviction for all other crimes and offenses are subject to evaluation).
Drug Usage - Any use of an illegal drug will be subject to review at the time the application is submitted, any prior use of a hallucinogenic drug, will be an automatic disqualification. All other drug use, including illegally using prescribed drugs, is subject to review.
*Weight - Weight must be in compliance with the Delaware State Police weight chart or maximum allowed body fat percentage. (See Weight Standards under the Important Documents link at the bottom of the page.)
*Hearing - Normal hearing.
*Vision - Visual acuity can be no worse than 20/40 in each eye, uncorrected, and must be corrected to 20/20 with glasses or gas permeable contacts; or no worse than 20/200 in each eye uncorrected and must be corrected to 20/20 with soft contacts lenses only. Normal color vision and normal depth perception are required.
*(Following an offer of employment, the selected applicants will be examined by the Division's heath providers for compliance with the above requirements, and will be given a complete medical examination to determine if the applicant is able to perform essential job functions.)
To perform the duties of State Trooper, an applicant must demonstrate good judgment, thoroughness, conscientiousness, common sense, motivation, and enthusiasm for the job. Troopers must be dependable and willing to get involved in order to help deal with the problems of today's society. Troopers must be able to assume responsibility, make decisions often under pressure, work without supervision, follow orders, function in physical danger, act under pressure, communicate well, and combine physical and mental resources.
Duties and Responsibilities - A Delaware State Trooper performs the following duties of patrol, investigation, troop duties, maintenance activities, and special assignments:
The duties of a trooper may become unpredictably hazardous and require acute use of senses to discern various stimuli of danger. Troopers typically operate alone, and backup assistance is frequently not immediately available. Troopers are often required, without preparation, to run long distances, traverse rough terrain quickly, climb obstacles, remove injured or unconscious people from harm's way, engage in physical confrontations using offensive and defensive tactics to subdue combative individuals, and to effect forceful arrests.
The Delaware State Police will be administering the FINAL Written and PT test for the Fall 2022 academy class on Saturday, May 7, 2022. The date, time and location will be forthcoming once everything has been confirmed. Please continue to check our website and your JobAps account for the most up to date information.Eligible applicants can utilize the Written Test Study Guide and look for the PT standards based on gender and age on our website www.becomeatrooper.com. Both can be found under Important Documents.
The Delaware State Police will be hosting How to Succeed in the DSP Hiring Process Seminars for all active applicants. The seminar is not mandatory; however applicants are encouraged to attend to learn more about the Delaware State Police and the hiring process.
Saturday, April 30, 2022 @ 8:30 AM
Delaware State Police Troop 7
19444 Mulberry Knoll Road
Lewes, DE 19958
Please RSVP to email@example.com prior to 4:00 PM on Friday, April 29th
Seating is first come, first served as there are limited seats available
Did you know? A survey of State Police recruits who were hired revealed that 80% of these recruits attended a 'How to Succeed in the Hiring Process' seminar and used the study guide that can be found on our website www.becomeatrooper.com
Contact Information for the Recruiting Section
Sergeant India Sturgis - firstname.lastname@example.org or 302.672.5410
Cpl/3 Kristin Carroll - email@example.com or 302.672.5478
Cpl/2 Adam Jewell - firstname.lastname@example.org or 302.672.5471
Community Outreach Coordinator
Marty McWilliams - Marty.email@example.com or 302.672.5479
STEP ONE: APPLICATION & REVIEW
Applicants will submit their application via the JobAps.com website, and once submitted the application will be reviewed by the Recruiting Office for initial screening of Minimum Qualifications.
STEP TWO: APPLICANT TESTING
Upon successful review of the application, applicants will be invited to attend Applicant Testing which will consist of a Written Examination and a Physical Fitness Test. PT standards can be found on our website www.becomeatrooper.com.
STEP THREE: PASS 2 (CONFIDENTIAL QUESTIONNAIRE) & REVIEW
Applicants will be invited via a notice from the JobAps.com system to complete the Pass 2 (Confidential Questionnaire) portion of the application. You will have twenty-eight (28) days to complete this section of the application which will require a lot of time and attention on the part of the applicant. Once the Pass 2 is submitted, the Recruiting Office will review your responses for a secondary screening of requirements & qualifications.
STEP FOUR: ORAL BOARD INTERVIEW
Upon successful review of the Pass 2, applicants will then be invited to attend the Oral Board portion of the hiring process. Applicant can access the Oral Board Preparation Guide via the website www.becomeatrooper.com.
STEP FOUR: POLYGRAPH EXAMINATION
Based upon the scoring received at Applicant Testing, applicants will be placed in a "Banding", which is essentially a letter grade with A being the best, then B, and so on. Applicants will be contacted by the Recruiting Office to schedule their Polygraph Examination.
STEP FIVE: BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION
Upon successfully completing the Polygraph Examination and screening, applicants will be assigned a Background Investigator who will conduct an extremely extensive and thorough investigation, using the Pass 2 as a road map. Integrity is of the utmost importance.
STEP SIX: SELECTIONS
Applicants are presented to the Delaware State Police Executive Staff for review and selection. The Colonel and the Executive Staff have the final say as to who will and will not be hired.
STEP SEVEN: MEDICAL BACKGROUND
Applicants who are selected, will be issued a Conditional Offer of Hire and will be subject to Medical Testing (Physical Fitness Examination, Medical Physical, Psychological Examination, Drug Screening, Vision Test, etc.) at the cost of the Division, and additional background screening.
STEP EIGHT: ACADEMY
Applicants successfully completing the Medical Background and Testing will be offered a FINAL offer of hire and will be accepted into the Academy Training Recruit Class.
As a condition of employment, all employees must certify that they are fully COVID-19 vaccinated by September 30, 2021; or be required to test for COVID-19 on a weekly basis starting on September 30, 2021; or request an exemption from the COVID-19 vaccination(s) due to health or sincerely held religious beliefs or practices by September 30, 2021. If hired after September 23, 2021, these certifications or requests must be completed during their initial week of employment. This will be in effect until further notice. More information can be found at https://dhr.delaware.gov/policies/index.shtml