Now Hiring!

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
(605) 773-3105.



Current Highway Patrol Troopers

If you’re a current trooper, you can find additional resources with the South Dakota Highway Patrol Association. Retired troopers can log-in to access retiree information from the Highway Patrol.

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