Tentative start date: April 2024.
Visit the Cadet Applicant page for details.
All applicants may request a waiver of any application and/or testing fee by submitting the appropriate form as prescribed by the Board. Download the Fee Waiver Application Form here:
For those who have received a letter from the Merit Board stating their application has been deemed acceptable and inviting them to take the Recruitment Test, an optional study guide is available for purchase at the link below. This study guide is not required to participate in the Recruitment Test.
The Illinois State Police Merit Board will conduct its 1st Quarter Board Meeting of 2023 on Wednesday, January 18, 2023, at 10:30 AM. The meeting will be held at the James R. Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph Street, Chicago, Illinois, room 16-503.Read more
The 2021 Promotional Announcement has been posted. View the Announcement by selecting "2021 Promotional Process Information" under the Promotional Process tab.Read more
On March 15, Governor Pritzker took aggressive action to minimize the spread of COVID-19 by issuing Executive Order 2020-07, declaring it is necessary and appropriate for the State of Illinois to immediately take measures to protect the public’s health in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, and encouraging public bodies to postpone consideration of public business where possible. On April 1, Governor Pritzker continued and extended Executive Order 2020-07 through April 30, 2020.Read more
The Illinois State Police (ISP) is re-instituting the “Fast Track” Program that provides an opportunity for certified police officers to become Illinois State Troopers through participation in an accelerated training program. Click "Continue Reading" or "Fast Track" from the Recruitment menu for more information.Read more