Protecting the lives, property, and constitutional rights of people in Idaho since 1919.



New Trooper recruits attend the following three training programs:

POST – Basic Patrol Academy – This is a closed campus, 10-week academy in Meridian Idaho.  For further detail please visit:

ATC – Advanced Training Course  - This is an ISP specific training course.  It is a closed campus, 14 week academy in Meridian Idaho.

FTO – Field Training Officer (On The Job Training) – This is a three phase training program that takes approximately 12 weeks to complete.

After successful completion of the entrance probation period (one year from the date of hire) full Trooper status is granted.

The Idaho State Police is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Idaho State Police Headquarters
700 S. Stratford Drive, Meridian, ID 83642