Illinois veterans are now eligible for jobs with the Illinois State Police Department even if they don't have a degree. Governor Quinn signed a new law which waives the education for individuals who have been honorably discharged with a campaign medal after serving in Afghanistan or Iraq. The veterans will be among the new troopers who replace officers who are in line for retirement.
They don't have to have a degree but they do have to pass a written exam, background check, and psychological exam. They'll only need the education requirement if they decide they want to move up.