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South Dakota Highway Patrol Trooper
and apply today!
We will be hosting a certified "Fast Track" academy for previously certified law enforcement applicants with qualifying experience. Applications are due by December 15, 2020.
The Highway Patrol is also seeking non-certified applicants with the goal of having successful applicants attend a full Recruit Academy in the spring of 2021.
South Dakota Highway Patrol
The South Dakota Highway Patrol serves with distinction, protecting citizens and visitors on the state’s roads and highways. In addition to enforcing laws, the Highway Patrol assists motorists who need help, supports emergency officials, aids in emergency situations, and works to reduce crashes on our roadways. The South Dakota Highway Patrol also works with law enforcement agencies across the state to serve residents and travelers.
Our organization is time-honored, emphasizing tradition and values. Our 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, and the troopers of the Highway Patrol work every day to maintain it. If you’d like to join us, read about Highway Patrol jobs and the training needed to become a trooper.