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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.

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The South Dakota Highway Patrol protects travelers and citizens across the state. Join the Highway Patrol or learn more about special services and programs the Highway Patrol oversees.

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