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Today is the last day to apply for Cadet Class 65

Originally written and published by Steven Gagliano


Now is your chance to answer the call to become a Mississippi Highway Patrol Trooper as the application process for Cadet Class 65, which will begin in early 2021, is now open. 

The Mississippi Department of Public Safety announced that applications can be found online, at any MHP district office, driver service office, or at the MHP headquarters in Jackson.

“I am very pleased to announce that we have begun the recruitment phase for MHP Cadet Class 65,” Colonel Randy Ginn, Director of MHP, said. “The need for men and women of integrity, moral character and a desire to serve their state has never been greater or more important than it is today.” 

During the rigorous 22 weeks of Trooper School, you’ll be trained to perform the various duties entrusted to the MHP including: 

Assisting the public, enforcement of criminal and traffic laws, motorcycle patrol, crash investigation, crash reconstruction, criminal interdiction, criminal investigations, special operations, S.W.A.T., K-9 narcotics, K-9 explosives, diving, aviation, executive protective services, training and much more.

“Becoming a part of the Mississippi Highway Patrol Cadet Class 65 is a great opportunity for anyone seeking a career in law enforcement that is full of opportunities to advance both professionally and personally,” DPS Commissioner Sean Tindell said. “The Mississippi Highway Patrol is a storied law enforcement agency and is the cornerstone of the Mississippi Department of Public Safety. It is with great enthusiasm that we welcome this next generation of state troopers.” 

Due to Hurricane Zeta the Mississippi Highway Patrol Cadet Class 65 application deadline has been extended to today, Thursday, November 5, 2020.

For more information, click here. 

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