June 11, 2024

Mississippi Highway Patrol Opens Applications for Cadet Class 69

Morgan Howard

Source: MHP
Source: MHP

The Mississippi Highway Patrol (MHP) has officially opened the application process for Cadet Class 69. This announcement comes on the heels of the recent enlistment of 29 new trooper.

Scheduled to commence in January 2025, Cadet Class 69 will span approximately 17 weeks and will be conducted at the Mississippi Law Enforcement Officers’ Training Academy in Pearl, Mississippi. The base salary for an MHP Trooper, effective July 1, stands at $54,000.00, presenting an opportunity for aspiring law enforcement officers.

Moreover, troopers have the potential to augment their earnings through Federal Overtime Details and participation in specialized duty teams such as the Special Operations Group, Motor Unit, Honor Guard, and Mounted Unit.

Mississippi Department of Public Safety Commissioner Sean Tindell remarked, “I encourage anyone interested in law enforcement to consider answering the call to become a state trooper and apply for Cadet Class 69.” Highlighting the significance of the recruitment drive, Lt. Colonel James Ivory, Assistant Director of MHP, underscored the opportunity for individuals to serve a cause greater than themselves. “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,” said Lt. Colonel Ivory.

Prospective candidates for Cadet Class 69 must meet specific criteria, including being 21 years of age with a high school diploma or GED, citizenship of the United States, residency in Mississippi at the time of appointment, and possession of a valid driver’s license.

The application timeline for Cadet Class 69 is as follows:

  • August 16: Deadline for applications
  • September 6-8: Physical Test
  • October 5-6: Computerized Testing
  • November 12-15: Interviews
  • December 9-18: Polygraph, Psychological Testing, Fingerprinting
  • January 3, 2025: Orientation
  • January 19, 2025: Commencement of Cadet Class 69

Aspiring candidates can submit their applications for Cadet Class 69 online here or request further information and contact from an MHP recruiter here.

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