Minimum Requirements.

To be eligible to join Nebraska Department of State Troopers, you must meet the following minimum requirements:

Must be at least 19-years old.

Must be at least
19-years old.

Must be at least 21-years old.

Must be a US citizen (or permanent resident)

Must be at least 21-years old.

High school graduation certificate (or similar proof)

Must be at least 21-years old.

Completion of the entry hiring process (detailed below).

Must be at least 21-years old.

Graduation from Nebraska state trooper academy

Entry Requirements

Nebraska State Troopers Test.

Once you have met the above minimum requirements and once your initial application has been filled and submitted, you will be expected to undertake the following subtests.

The highest performing applicants in these subtests will be invited to enter the Nebraska state trooper training academy, where they will undertake an intensive 6-week course program.

Below, you can learn more about all state trooper subtests you will be expected to undertake in Nebraska.

01

State Trooper Written Exam.

Subjects tested on the state trooper written test include:

  • Math.
  • Grammar and spelling.
  • Map reading exercises.
  • Memory tests.
  • Situational judgment.
  • Reading comprehension.
  • Incident report writing.

Long-term preparation for the written exam is essential as only the highest performing applicants make it through to the later rounds.

02

Physical Abilities Test.

Tests include:

  • 1.5-mile run
  • Obstacle course
  • Sit-ups and push-ups

Additional physical tests may also be included, at the discretion of the department.

03

Background Investigation.

Your application to Nebraska state trooper test must be honest and complete. All parts of your application must be filled out and evidence must be supplied where requested.

Your application form will be examined and reviewed. Any necessary additional checks to verify details in your form will be conducted later in the process.

04

Oral Board Exam.

Every applicant taking Nebraska state trooper test must undertake an oral board exam.

During this exam, you will be interviewed on a wide variety of questions – both relating to you and your suitability for the role, as well as more critical questions that assess your judgment when applied to specific policing scenarios.

For instance, you may be asked dynamic oral board questions that assess your reaction to how you would respond to a given situation. The oral board panel will then alter the situation and immediately request your response.

You need to be prepared; to think on your feet, but to react proportionately and professionally throughout the test.

05

Final Evaluation Tests.

You may be called upon to take a polygraph exam. If you have answered questions honestly in your background investigation, there is no reason to fear this part of the exam.

At this stage, the department may get back to you if they have found any inconsistencies with your background investigation form or whether you need to supply any additional evidence to substantiate any specific claim. Additional tests taken at this stage include:

  • Medical evaluation
  • Psychological evaluation

These are standard tests that assess both your physical and mental preparedness to meet the challenges that come with a career in law enforcement.

06

Offer of Employment.

Applicants who pass all sections of the Nebraska state trooper test will be issued an offer of employment.

You will need to accept this employment offer within the specified timeframe that the department has given you.

Measurements will also be taken for your uniform.

Once your offer of employment has been accepted, you will be given more details about when you can start training at Nebraska state trooper academy. The entire process – from your initial application to the department to entering the academy itself – typically takes 6-8 months. It varies year to year.

Sample Nebraska State Troopers Test Questions.

Here, we put together some sample Nebraska state trooper test questions; the style and standard of which are representative of the exam questions asked on the day of your state trooper written test.


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About Nebraska State Troopers Test

Nebraska state troopers is the official police force for the state of Nebraska, United States. Since 1937, NST has been actively providing full-time law enforcement services in the state. Around 84 years ago, NSP was formed for the primary purpose of improve public safety; enforce traffic, drugs and criminal laws, investigate crimes as well as impose laws to commercial motor carriers. The divisions that operate within NSP include:

1. State capitol security division
2. Executive protection
3. Traffic enforcement
4. Supply and radio energy
5. Internal affairs
6. Carrier enforcement
7. Aviation support division
8. Community policing
9. K-9 division

More than 700 sworn and civilian employees of NSP provide investigative, traffic and support services throughout the state. Under the command of agency executive, John A. Bolduc, members of NSP strive for excellence in every part of their duties. The agency also runs its own 24-week training academy in which recruits are required to undergo approximately 1000-hours of instruction during camping. Recruits are also given hands-on and scenario based training by well-experienced and well-educated staff of NSP.

Nebraska state troopers test is conducted to fill in the positions that are vacant. Nebraska state troopers test allows the agency to maintain a standard and choose the candidates that match the need. The first step to join NSP is to submit the application. Second step is to pass the written and physical exam, third step is to pass the background investigation, fourth step is to pass the polygraph, medical and psychological testing. Fifth and the last step is to pass the final interview.
The physical fitness test includes 1.5 mile run, run with obstacles, dummy drag run, handle weapons, scale lift and carry and body mass index measurement.
In the final interview you candidates will be invited for an interview with NSP command staff at the agency headquarters.

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