Texas Department of Public Safety Looking to Recruit Applicants in West Texas

Texas Department of Public Safety Looking to Recruit Applicants in West Texas

by: Justin Kree

NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - The Department of Public Safety will hold their next training class in January of 2015. There are some requirements with applying for the school but D.P.S. is looking for strong leaders.

"Applicants have to be of good moral character, a U.S. citizen and 60 hours or an Associates Degree from a credited college or University or 24 months of military service honorable discharge as well as law enforcement experience. We can wave the 60 hours with law enforcement or honorable military discharge," Elena Viramontes, Public Information Officer with the Texas Department of Public Safety, said.

If you meet the requirements, you will go through the 26 week class in Austin. While going through the class, you will get compensated.

"As a probationary trooper going through the academy, you will be getting paid," Viramontes said.

Once you become a state trooper, there are many benefits including uniforms and equipment, as well as travel expenses.

"You do get good retirement. As well as insurance for your families and yourself. There is much, much more," Viramantes said.

D.P.S. said the job is rewarding and people in the Permian Basin can come back as a trooper and serve in the area they call home.

"We want as many available candidates and applicants to apply for us," Viramontes said.

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