By Kellie Lindsay and Walter Harris
Special to GUIDON
The Fort Leonard Wood Career Skills program and the Soldier for Life Transition Assistance Program have partnered with the Missouri State Highway Patrol to present an informational recruitment briefing at 10 a.m. May 18 at the Truman Education Center.
This opportunity has been created to enable transitioning service members, dependents and veterans with meaningful employment within the state’s highway patrol. MSHP is actively seeking individuals affiliated with the military because of their leadership, teamwork and commitment qualities to be a part of their organization. Program participants will be provided with information and knowledge to pursue fulfilling careers throughout the state of Missouri.
Primary duties of a MSHP Trooper are to promote safety and enforce traffic laws for the motoring public. A trooper provides assistance to motorists and is responsible for investigating highway traffic crashes and other roadway emergencies. Other responsibilities include assisting local peace officers upon request, investigating crimes, and enforcing criminal laws.
A trooper must work under all climatic conditions and is frequently required to drive at high speeds. Work schedules change regularly, and officers are subject to be called in at any time.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol is also home to the Water Patrol Division and marine troopers who carry out the mission of the division.
Marine troopers enforce boating laws and other criminal violations on the waters of our state in addition to serving those who use our waterways. Those assigned as marine troopers receive an additional four weeks of academy training and a minimum of forty days of field training under the guidance of a veteran marine trooper.
Call 573.596.0175 by May 15 to reserve a seat in this briefing.
For more information, visit the Career Skills Program Administrators in Building 470, Room 2112, or call 573.596.1810/1820.
(Editor’s note: Lindsay and Harris are Career Skills Program administrators for the installation.)