Illinois State Police Offers New Training Program to Attract New Troopers

Illinois State Police Offers New Training Program to Attract New Troopers

Pictured: Illinois State Police vehicle, District 16 in Chicago area for election protest. Photo by Inventorchris/Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0)

(IOCI RADIO) – The Illinois State Police (ISP) is offering a new training program to attract more potential troopers.

The Lateral Entry training program is designed for local law enforcement seeking to become a state trooper. Cadets will spend time at the academy in Springfield, but also complete some of the training at home, ISP Director Brenden Kelly said.

Additionally, a new state law lowers the retirement age for troopers from 60 to 55.

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