How To Become a UHP Trooper


Utah is rapidly growing and the Utah Highway Patrol is recruiting to help accommodate the needs of the state. Lt. Beau Mason and Trooper Grant Hyland spoke with Good4Utah’s Emily Clark about how people can become a trooper. Testing centers are now open in Moab, Vernal, Price, Richfield, St. George, Ogden and Salt Lake. Potential hires no longer have to drive to Salt Lake City for each test. All testing can be conducted near their home. 

The public recruitment applications will be accepted through Thursday, March 2, 2017 but UHP is looking to hire all year long, so just contact them if you miss the deadline. UHP says you will be assigned within 50 miles of where you live. It’s important to UHP that each trooper understands and is part of the community they patrol. 
Here are some of the different assignment options:
  • Dive team
  • Motorcycle Squad
  • Special emergency response team
  • State Bureau of Investigation
  • K9 program
  • DUI squad
  • State Capitol

Basic requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Age 21 and over
  • US Citizen
  • A background demonstration of good moral character
  • Satisfactory completion of Peace Officer Academy (POST) Entrance Exam
Visit to learn more about benefits, pay, and how the recruitment process works. 

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