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State Trooper/Inspector

WisDOT Wisconsin State Patrol

Agency City
Agency State

Reason for Announcement:

Applications are now being accepted to
Fill vacancy
Type of Opening


Position Responsibilities

The Wisconsin State Patrol is looking for the next generation of committed law enforcement officers to join the 69th Recruit Class! The primary responsibility of State Patrol Troopers and Inspectors is the enforcement of state traffic and criminal laws, regulation of traffic, prevention of highway crashes, and criminal interdiction. This includes providing assistance to motorists and the public and inspecting trucks, school buses and ambulances. We assist local, other state, and federal law enforcement agencies with civil disturbances, natural disasters, special details, and routine backup. Wisconsin State Patrol officers may serve in specialized roles and units including pilots, K-9 officers, crash reconstruction experts, commercial motor vehicle inspectors, dignitary protection, human trafficking, and drug interdiction. Protecting and serving for 80 years, the Wisconsin State Patrol has a proud tradition and an outstanding record of achievement. The Wisconsin State Patrol is dedicated to promoting highway safety and enhancing the quality of life for all Wisconsin citizens and visitors by providing professional, competent, and compassionate law enforcement services.


Salary Minimum
Salary Maximum
Salary Type
Dependent on Qualifications


  • Deferred Compensation
  • Dental
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Longevity Pay
  • Paid Holidays
  • Sick Leave
  • Vacation
  • Wisconsin Retirement Fund
Other Benefits
  • Take-home vehicle
  • State health and retirement benefits
  • Paid uniforms and equipment
  • Paid, six-months training - meals and lodging
Number of Paid Holidays


  • Ability to handle several tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to perform essential functions of this position
  • Ability to possess a firearm
  • Ability to use all standard law enforcement equipment
  • Able to work evenings, weekends, and holidays
  • Clear and concise speech
  • Driver's license
  • Eligibility for Wisconsin Law Enforcement Standards Board Certification
  • Good driving record
  • Good physical condition
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge and skills in operating computer systems
  • No domestic abuse convictions
  • No felony convictions
  • Previous experience
  • React quickly and effectively to stressful situations
  • Minimum Age:
    Minimum Age

Education Requirements:

Education Requirements
High school diploma
60 college credits / Associate's degree
Additional Education Information
Education: Applicants must have a two year associate degree from an accredited technical college or a minimum of 60 college level credits from an accredited university prior to starting employment at the State Patrol Academy on January 29, 2024. A maximum of 30 credits may be waived for individuals who have training and/or experience (such as military training) that has been evaluated and provided a college credit recommendation by a group such as the American Council on Education (ACE). Waivers can be requested by completing the College Credit Waiver Request Form (DJ-LE-331) and submitting to the Department of Justice. Any waived credits must be approved by the start at the State Patrol Academy.


  • Background Check
  • Drug Screening
  • Medical Examination
  • Oral Interviews
  • Physical Fitness/Agility Screening
  • Psychological Examination
  • Residency Required
  • Vision Examination
Affirmative Action (AA)
American Disability Act (ADA)
Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)

How to Apply:

Contact Information:

Application Contact Name
Nate Henriksen
Application Contact Title
Application Contact Agency
Wisconsin State Patrol
Application Contact Address

4822 Madison Yards Way
WI 53705
United States

Application Contact Phone
(608) 280-1280
Application Contact Email
Application Contact Website

Apply By:

Application Deadline


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