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Commercial Vehicle Officer Minimum Requirements

  • Be a citizen of the United States when Commercial Vehicle Officer training begins.
  • Possession of a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Be of good character, with no felony convictions or crime involving moral turpitude, no pending indictments, or certain misdemeanor offenses including any involving aggressive or violent behavior (i.e., domestic violence, criminal assault, etc.), disregard for the safety of others, or the misuse of deadly weapons.
  • Employees will not have tattoos or brands that a reasonable person would find offensive, such as tattoos or brands depicting or supporting criminal behavior, drug usage, nudity, profanity, promiscuity, subversive groups, bigotry, etc.
  • No tattoos or brands are permitted on the head, neck, wrists, or hands.  The sole exception is that one traditional band style ring tattoo may be displayed on a single finger.  Any such ring tattoo will not extend beyond the proximal phalanx.  Tattoos and/or brands on any other part of the body, which would be visible during movements in the performance of duties while wearing any official uniform or civilian attire, will be completely covered and not visible while on duty.  If the tattoos and/or brands are visible, they must be kept covered by wearing the Class A uniform year-round, which includes a long-sleeve shirt.
  • Possess a valid Driver's License from your state of residence at the time of hiring.
  • Successfully complete all aspects of the Commercial Vehicle Officer Selection Process.

Selection Process Outline

  • Written Examination
  • Oral Interview
  • Conditional Offer of Employment
    • Polygraph
    • Background Investigation
    • Background Review
    • Medical Examination
    • Psychological Examination
    Drug Screening
  • Final Offer of Employment

    The Missouri State Highway Patrol is an Equal Opportunity Employer