The minimum age requirement is that you must be 21 years of age upon graduation from the Academy. The Georgia State Patrol does not have any upper age restrictions. Please understand that all Cadets are expected to perform at a high level of physical endurance.
We do our very best to coordinate steps in the hiring process for our out of state applicants. As hard as we try, there will be situations beyond our control that will require you to make multiple visits to Georgia. Typically, we will coordinate the medical, psychological exams and the final interview on sequential dates. Physical assessments and polygraphs usually require separate visits.
The Department makes every effort to assign new troopers to their requested post locations, but the needs of the Department are taken in to account.
Currently, the Department has staffing needs at most post territories.
Cadets remain at the Academy four weeks prior to being granted leave. After the first month, you can go home on Friday and return on Sunday evening. (This is for the four months of training at the training
center). Immediately following, you will be assigned to Field Training at three various posts throughout the state. Typically, you would spend one month at each of the three posts. Lodging is usually available at no cost to you at one of the Posts within a Troop.
The most difficult things about Trooper school are the mental and physical fatigue and stress. We are a para-military
Academy that tests all your capabilities. If you prepare both mentally and physically, our Academy is completely attainable and something to forever be proud of upon graduation.
$34,392 annually if employed as a Cadet prior to the start of the Trooper Academy. The salary is $36,110 annually while in
Trooper school and $46,422 annually upon graduation. After 18 months and meeting expectations, you will receive a promotion to Trooper First Class 1 with a salary of $51,552 annually.
Applicants must complete an online application which you can do by clicking on the APPLY NOW button on the homepage. You will be provided a background packet and the physical assessment dates after completing the online application. Please take your time and provide responses to each item. Bring the background packet with you to the physical assessment test.
As you complete each step of the hiring process, you will be notified of what to do next. Some steps have several weeks in between them. As long as your contact information is correct, the best thing to do is to be patient and wait.
Original Birth certificate and/or Certified Copy of Court Orders authorizing any name change. If name change due to marriage or divorce, include Certified Copies of Marriage Certificate(s) and Divorce Decrees as applicable.
Original Certificate of Naturalization (if you are a Naturalized Citizen) All sworn positions require you be a citizen of the United States.
If you provide a self-addressed stamped envelope, your Birth certificate or Certificate of Naturalization will be returned.
Official Grade Transcripts from: • High School – (Must be an accredited school) or GED diploma (if applicable) • College • Vocational/Technical Schools
A recent Full Length Photograph (head-to-toe)
Photocopy of DD-214 for each period of military service (must be Member-4 copy showing lines 23-30 regarding separation and discharge information) • Photocopy of Selective Service Registration Card if you are a male applicant between the ages of 18 and 26 years of age. Proof may also be obtained online from the selective service System Website at https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfVerification.aspx or at the Selective Service automated line telephone (847) 688-6888.
State employees are also offered access to health insurance, life insurance, vision insurance, dental insurance and many more benefits
including a retirement plan. All state employees receive sick leave in the amount of ten hours per month. State employees also receive annual leave in differing
amounts based on the number of years employed with the state. Minimum amount is ten hours per month going up to 14 hours per month.
If you still have any questions that have not been answered please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org so a GSP
Recruiter can contact you.
Big Blue. Big Gray. Georgia Trooper. All the Way.
Recruiting@gsp.net "The road to Trooper begins here."