FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail The Indiana State Police is now accepting applications for the 80th Recruit Academy. Individuals who are interested in beginning a rewarding career as an Indiana State Trooper must apply online at http://www.in.gov/isp/2368.htm. This website will provide a detailed synopsis of the application process as well as information on additional career opportunities with the Indiana State Police.Applications must be submitted electronically by 11:59 pm (EST) on Sunday, November 3, 2019. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be accepted for the 80th Recruit Academy.Basic Eligibility Requirements and consideration factors for an Indiana State Trooper:Must be a United States citizen.Must be at least 21 and less than 40 years of age when appointed as a police employee. (Appointment date is October 1, 2020)Must meet a minimum vision standard (corrected or uncorrected) of 20/50 acuity in each eye and 20/50 distant binocular acuity in both eyes.Must possess a valid driver’s license to operate an automobile.Must be willing, if appointed, to reside and serve anywhere within the State of Indiana as designated by the Superintendent.Must be a high school graduate as evidenced by a diploma or general equivalency diploma (GED).The starting salary for an Indiana State Police Department Recruit is $1,615.39 bi-weekly during the academy training. At the completion of academy training, the starting salary is $48,000.00 a year. Recruits of the 80th Recruit Academy are offered an excellent health care plan, which includes medical, dental, vision and pharmacy coverage for both current and retired employees, along with their families, until reaching age 65. The Indiana State Police pension program provides a lifetime pension after 25 years of service. Additionally, the Indiana State Police Department provides comprehensive disability coverage and a life insurance program. Student loan forgiveness programs are being offered at this time through the following: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-serviceInterested applicants can obtain additional information about a career as an Indiana State Trooper by visiting https://www.in.gov/isp/3041.htm to find the recruiter assigned to your area.
Everyone had a good laugh, Smoltz included. He sure can use a little levity as he heads into his 19th big league season with the Atlanta Braves. Just a few days before pitchers and catchers reported to camp, Smoltz announced he was getting a divorce from his wife of 16 years – a stunning blow for the deeply religious parents of four school-age children, a couple who expressed their faith through well-known philanthropy that included raising millions of dollars for a Christian school in suburban Atlanta. KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Having just wrapped up a spring training workout, John Smoltz decided it was time to have a little fun. He broke into some good-natured bantering with the clubhouse attendants, who were going through a dirty pile of uniforms. “I don’t think they’re using detergent anymore,” the pitcher quipped. The ordeal has clearly taken a toll on Smoltz, who’s less than three months from his 40th birthday and noticeably thinner than he was a year ago. But he’s counting on his convictions to get him through this personal crisis. “I’m doing good,” he insisted Sunday, speaking in a low voice while sitting at his locker. “I’m focused on the right things. I’m talking about my faith. That’s the only thing that’s going to get me through any of this stuff. I’m still determined to be and do the same things I’ve done before. I’m trying to be positive. Attitude is a choice.” Smoltz is approaching his divorce with the same attitude that helped him overcome some of his on-the-field hurdles, such as four elbow operations and the meandering career path that took him from starter to closer and back to starter again. “I’ve had to overcome a lot,” he said. “It’s not like I haven’t had to do this before. “From that standpoint, this will just be another challenge. More importantly, this is going to prove to be an example.” Smoltz won the Cy Young Award with a 24-8 season in 1996. He set an NL record with 55 saves in 2002. He has 30 wins over the last two seasons, again establishing himself as one of baseball’s top starters. Now, Smoltz seems determined to prove that splitting up with his wife doesn’t undermine the message he’s been trying to spread. “Either the words match up to what I’ve been saying or the principles that I adhere to will be tested,” he said. “A lot of people are watching. This is no different than when I was going from starter to closer. Everyone said I couldn’t do it. This is no different.” Smoltz is in the final year of his contract with the Braves, and has made no secret that he wants to begin and finish his career with the same team. There have been some discussions about a new contract, but Smoltz is already coming to grips with the fact that he might have to go somewhere else. If anything, the dissolution of his marriage has taught him that nothing lasts forever. “I really don’t know what the future holds,” said Smoltz, who’s not even considering retirement. “I’ve made it known my whole career that I wanted to stay here. But times are changing.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!