Why Choose The Idaho State Police?

Exceptional Quality of Life

The Idaho Department of Commerce boasts that Idaho has an attractive business atmosphere, and residents experience an exceptional quality of life with limitless recreation opportunities and a warm family environment.

Idaho’s pristine, uncrowded environment offers some of the highest quality winter sports like Nordic and Alpine skiing, snowboarding, and snowmobiling. With more running water than any state in the Continental U.S., Idaho also offers every kind of river-based excursion, like white-water river tripsIdaho also offers diverse standing water environments from serene alpine lakes to reservoirs perfect for fishing and water-skiing.

The state is famous for hunting and fishing with huge, sparsely populated wilderness areas. Experts claim that Idaho has the widest variety of wildlife in the United States. Fly fishermen come from all over the world, and ocean-bound steelhead are a special attraction.

Idaho has many opportunities to experience all four seasons and explore:

Northern Idaho

Southern Idaho

Eastern Idaho

Diversified Job Opportunities

The Idaho State Police has many opportunities for work variety and specialization. Some of these areas include:

  • Accident Reconstructionist
  • Field Training Officer
  • Drug Recognition Expert
  • Breath Testing Specialist
  • Crowd Intervention Team member (Riot Squad)
  • Safety Education Officer
  • Armorer, Firearms Instructor
  • Physical Fitness Instructor
  • Background Investigator
  • Application/Promotional Interviewer
  • Centralized Training Instructor
  • Crisis Response Team member (SWAT)
  • Motorcycle Patrol Unit
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This is not comprehensive and does not include promotional opportunities for supervision or management. Other opportunities with the agency include:

Detectives search for fingerprints at a crime scene

The Idaho State Police offers lifetime career choices with opportunities for
growth and advancement.

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