(Idaho State Police Press Release, January 13, 2023)

The Idaho State Police (ISP) is accepting applications from exceptional candidates to join a team of dedicated professionals serving the people of Idaho. As a statewide law enforcement agency, commissioned troopers specialize in highway safety and traffic enforcement, criminal investigations, commercial vehicle safety, and alcohol beverage control.

“ISP is an excellent career choice for those interested in joining law enforcement to serve others. We are looking for both entry-level and lateral candidates,” said ISP Cpt. Sam Ketchum, who oversees the Training division. “Our agency is unique in the freedoms and benefits our troopers experience with our training, equipment, ability to join specialty positions, and the overall variety of opportunities offered.”



Applications for entry-level and lateral trooper positions are open and accepted through February 26. Anyone interested can find additional information at https://qrco.de/bdS0GQ.

“ISP is an exciting place to serve and build a career. Our benefits make a difference; from continuing education, excellent health and retirement benefits, pay increases, and options to serve where you want to live, our troopers have opportunities not often found elsewhere,” said Cpt. Ketchum.

Physical and oral board testing will begin for selected applicants after February 26, with the next Advanced Training Class beginning in July.

“Law enforcement is a tough but rewarding career and not suited for everyone. However, the greatest part of working for ISP is your teammates and working in healthy, successful communities throughout the state. The people of ISP are proud to serve in Idaho, and we are sincerely grateful for the strong community support. It’s the people who make a real difference,” said Cpt. Ketchum. Anyone interested in learning more about employment opportunities in their local area should contact their respective ISP District Office and talk with a recruiter:

  • District 1: North Idaho – Coeur d’Alene 208-209-8620
  • District 2: Central Idaho – Lewiston 208-750-9300
  • District 3: Southwest Idaho – Meridian 208-884-7360
  • District 4: Southern Idaho – Jerome 208-324-6000
  • District 5: Southeast Idaho – Pocatello 208-239-9800
  • District 6: Eastern Idaho – Idaho Falls 208-528-3400


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