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Accepting applications for SD Highway Patrol Trooper

January 30-March 24, 2017

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sponsored by the SD Highway Patrol and American Legion of South Dakota

June 26-30, 2017
All expenses paid by SDHP and American Legion

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Deadline to submit applications is March 26, 2017


Message from Colonel Craig Price

Superintendent of the SD Highway Patrol

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

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

We are about to begin our 4th Annual Youth Trooper Academy.  This exciting 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 number of applicants since its introduction in 2012.

The South Dakota Highway Patrol's goal is to continue to make South Dakota one of the safest places in the world to live, work, visit, 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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