Click here for details about becoming a
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.
Highway Patrol Jobs & Careers
The South Dakota Highway Patrol is currently hiring! Learn more about a future career with the South Dakota Highway Patrol by reading below. Click here to apply today!
By joining the South Dakota Highway Patrol, you can pursue a career that serves citizens with confidence, distinction and pride. In addition to job satisfaction and a sense of purpose, you’ll receive benefits including:
- Excellent pay to include weekend and night shift differential
- Family health insurance
- State retirement
- Ongoing training
- New challenges and opportunities
With a family of 201 troopers, the South Dakota Highway Patrol is a reliable friend to the travelers and residents of our state. For more information, check out our recruitment slideshow. You can also email us or call headquarters at