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Who is qualified to join?

Auxiliary Trooper candidates must be US citizens, at least 19 years of age, have a high school diploma or a GED, be in good standing financially and morally and be in good health. They must also undergo a rigorous hiring process and training similar to a full time state trooper. Presently, we are fully equipped in the same manner as our brother State Troopers. Initially, you will ride with a trooper to provide second officer backup. After additional experience and training, you may be approved for Limited Scope Patrol (L.S.P.). In L.S.P. certified officers patrol solo in a marked patrol unit to provide assistance to motorists and troopers.

So, what do I do now? 

First you should attend a regular monthly meeting at the closest sub-station near you. Go to www.FHPA.info and click on the "Find Your FHPA" drop down list. Click on ‘Locate by Map’ then ‘Station Locations by Map’. Select your county to get a list of locations. At the meeting you will have the opportunity to discuss the program, it’s requirements, obliga-ions and just what is involved in being a Florida Highway Patrol Auxiliary Trooper.

Submit your application 

You must fill out the formal application on line. Your recruiter will help you get started. You will be assigned an ID & password to use for this purpose. You will have to provide all of the reuired documents, work and life history. This generally requires a significant amount of time and effort as there is much to be submitted.

Take the Law Enforcement "Criminal Justice Basic Aptitude Test (CJ-BAT)

First you will schedule to take the Basic Aptitude Test for Law Enforcement. (You will pay for this test.) You must obtain a score of 79% or better to continue with the application process. Your letter from GHQ scheduling your PAT test will give you directions on where to take the CJ-BAT test PRIOR to going for the PAT test. You must bring your passing notice to the PAT test.

Following your submitting your completed application you will start the "Testing" phase of your application process.

First you will schedule to take the Basic Aptitude Test for Law Enforcement. (You will pay for this test.) You must obtain a score of 79% or better to continue with the application process. Your letter from GHQ scheduling your PAT test will give you directions on where to take the CJ-BAT test PRIOR to going for the PAT test. You must bring your passing notice to the PAT test.

  • Physical Abilities Test (PAT)

  • Polygraph Examination

  • Psychological Screening

  • Physical Examination

  • Eye Exam

  • Drug Screen

  • Background Investagation (BGI)

Assuming you successfully pass all the testing phase, you will be entered into the Auxiliary Basic Recruit Class (ABRC academy).

The positive results of your examinations, along with your application, is reviewed by FHP management. If approved to move forward, in "Recruit" status and begin 320 hours of training administered by the FHP Academy. Courses include:

  • Criminal Law

  • Traffic Law

  • Serch & Seizure Law

  • Court Testimony

  • Accident Investigation

  • Report Writing

  • Police First Responder Course

  • Firearms Training

  • Police Driving Course

  • Defensive Tactical Training

  • Defensive Spray Certification (Pepper Spray)

  • Dart Firing Stun Gun Certification (Taser)

Finally you're sworn in as an Auxiliary State Trooper.

After successful completion of your basic training, you will be issued uniforms, a badge, protective vest, a weapon, handcuffs, rain gear and a reflective traffic vest. Then you will be sworn in before your fellow officers and will begin your service to the citizens of Florida. However, your training does not stop here. On the job field training (OJT) with a field training officer (FTO) will be conducted.

Questions?

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Interested in Full Time Employment?  

If you are interested in finding out more about joining the Florida Highway Patrol as a full time trooper. Contact: Trooper Ken Watson Troop F - Recruiter 4010 S. Tamiami Trail Venice, Florida 34293 Office Phone #: (941) 492-5850 #85856 Email: KennethWatson@flhsmv.gov

Applicant Testing Contacts

Physical Examination:

  • Dr. Singh 941-792-1412 - 1810 59th St. West Bradenton, Fl.

Eye Examination:

  • Eye Doctor: 941-756-2020 - 2003 Cortez Road, Bradenton, Fl 34209

Drug Screen:

  • Any Quest Lab (You must take the form with you)