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Are you a high school student interested
in a law enforcement career?

Plan now to attend the 5th annual
South Dakota Youth Trooper Academy

Sponsored by the South Dakota Highway Patrol and
the American Legion of South Dakota

June 27-July 1, 2016

Open to High School juniors and seniors

All expenses paid by SDHP and SD American Legion

Check out this poster!

Want more information? 

Read an overview of the program.

Apply here!

Application Deadline:  March 26, 2016

Don't hesitate!  Space is limited!

Watch videos from previous Youth Trooper Academy classes:

Video 1

Video 2

Message from Colonel Craig Price, Superintendent of the South Dakota Highway Patrol

Thank you for visiting the South Dakota Highway Patrol website. This site provides information on the services that the South Dakota Highway Patrol performs. You can find a plethora of information on what we do each day to serve South Dakota’s citizens and our visitors.

I am pleased to announce that the South Dakota Highway Patrol’s social media pages have been a resounding success. We have received an overwhelming positive response from our citizens. The sites have been used to announce everything from accident reports to safety reminders. The site has allowed South Dakota citizens to receive accurate and up to date information about ongoing events in our state. The sites have helped us to continue to achieve our number one priority of keeping citizens safe.

As we have just finished up with its 3rd Annual Youth Trooper Academy, I am proud to say that it was a great success. This program provides Junior and Senior high school students with a one week demonstration of what it takes to be a South Dakota Highway Patrol Trooper. With the help of the American Legion this program has continued to grow in numbers of applicants since its introduction in 2012.

The South Dakota Highway Patrol’s goal is to continue to make South Dakota one of the greatest places in the world to live, work and raise a family. Your safety is our number one priority. The men and women of the South Dakota Highway Patrol work every day to maintain this priority. The South Dakota Highway Patrol also works with law enforcement agencies across the state to better serve you as a citizen or traveler in our great state.

I look forward to your comments and thank you for visiting the South Dakota Highway Patrol Website!



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