Arkansas state troopers are looking for applicants to become new troopers. Those applicants who are interested are asked to submit applications and medical assessment waivers by August 31st. Testing will begin in September. The recruit class has been set for January of 2014. The number of applicants expected for the class is not yet known and depends on the availability of state funding. Starting salary for state troopers begins at 34 thousand dollars and is raised to 36 thousand upon graduation. New troopers receive a ten percent salary increase per year for the first seven years with the state. For more information or minimum qualifications you can call the recruiting hotline at 800-340-4255.