S.D. Highway Patrol accepting trooper applicationsPIERRE - The South Dakota Highway Patrol is currently accepting applications from those wishing to become state troopers. There are vacancies in Aberdeen, Belle Fourche, Burke, Parker, Pierre, Pierre Capital Protective Services, Presho, Rapid City, Salem, Sioux Falls, Watertown and Wessington Springs.
PIERRE - The South Dakota Highway Patrol is currently accepting applications from those wishing to become state troopers.
Successful applicants attend 24 weeks of classroom training at the Highway Patrol Academy in Pierre. If a successful applicant is already a certified law enforcement officer in South Dakota, the classroom training is approximately 11 weeks. Recruits also complete a comprehensive field training program before being assigned to their permanent duty station.
“If you have the desire to serve your fellow citizens in South Dakota, this is a great opportunity,’’ said Col. Craig Price, superintendent of the Highway Patrol. “Few careers offer the satisfaction that comes from protecting and serving the people of South Dakota and the motorists who travel South Dakota’s highways.”
Although subject to change based on the needs of the Highway Patrol, current openings include Aberdeen, Belle Fourche, Burke, Parker, Pierre, Pierre Capital Protective Services, Presho, Rapid City, Salem, Sioux Falls, Watertown and Wessington Springs.
To become a state trooper, applicants must be U.S. citizens, be at least 21 years old and possess or be able to possess a South Dakota driver’s license. Interested individuals must complete a written exam and all other required application documents by Aug. 9, 2011. For information on how to apply, visit the Bureau of Personnel website at http://bop.sd.gov/workforus.
Below is the link to the required documents an applicant must submit.
For questions, contact Sergeant Doug Coughlin at 605-773-2231.