NSP Extends Camp 56 Application Deadline

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The Nebraska State Patrol is extending the application deadline to April 7, for individuals interested in applying for consideration into the 56th Basic Recruit Camp scheduled to begin October 20, 2014. The previous application deadline was April 4.

“We are looking to hire as many as 30 new troopers,” said Colonel David Sankey, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “By extending the deadline we are hoping to increase the number of qualified candidates.”

Interested individuals can apply online at the Nebraska State Jobs Career Center, Nebraska State Patrol Posting link. Questions about the hiring process can be directed to nsp.recruiter@nebraska.gov or by calling 1-866-JOIN-NSP (564-6677).

The salary for a recruit while attending camp is $31,892. Upon graduation, the salary will increase to $44,574 annually. Other excellent career benefits include paid vacation and sick leave, medical insurance, life insurance and full retirement benefits.

Applicants must be a U.S. Citizen and 21 years of age by May 1, 2015, when they take the Oath of Office. Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED.

The 2014 Applicant Handbook covering all of the necessary qualifications and requirements can be found on the Nebraska State Patrol website under the Career Opportunities tab.

Colonel Sankey said, “There is still time to apply. If you have a desire to serve the citizens of Nebraska, I would encourage you to explore a career with the Nebraska State Patrol.”