Pictured: Illinois State Police vehicle, District 16 in Chicago area for election protest. Photo by Inventorchris/Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0)
(IOCI RADIO) – The Illinois State Police (ISP) is offering a new training program to attract more potential troopers.
The Lateral Entry training program is designed for local law enforcement seeking to become a state trooper. Cadets will spend time at the academy in Springfield, but also complete some of the training at home, ISP Director Brenden Kelly said.
Additionally, a new state law lowers the retirement age for troopers from 60 to 55.