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Join UHP – Becoming a Trooper


We currently have an open recruitment. Applications must be submitted by October 25, 2021. Click here or on the button below to go to the online application. 

Click here to go to the online application

***Physical Assessment testing will be done at various locations throughout the state ***  

The National Police Officer Selection Test (NPOST) MUST be taken by November 1, 2021.
  • One for One salary credit may be given for prior law enforcement experience
  • $5,000 training reimbursement given to those who recently self-sponsored through a Utah POST satellite academy
  • $5,000 hiring bonus for those with prior law enforcement experience
  • $2,500 signing bonus to a new hired trooper, not captured in the two above, upon POST graduation/certification

The basic eligibility requirements for being hired as a Trooper are:

    • High school diploma or GED
    • Age 21 and over
    • United States citizen or a lawful resident of the United States who has been in the United States legally for at least five(5) years AND has legal authorization to work in the United States
    • A background demonstrating good moral character

Click here to learn about potential disqualifying factors.

All applicants interested in becoming a State Trooper are required to take a written exam called the P.O.S.T. Entrance Exam. Click here for more information and testing locations.

  • Test results normally take two weeks for the results.
  • Arrangements are available for out-of-state applicants.
  • For additional information.

Recruiting on Instagram Stories

We’ve shared a lot of information about joining UHP on our Instagram Stories.

Click here to check them out or visit our Instagram page @utahhighwaypatrol

Click here to contact a recruiter