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The South Dakota Highway Patrol is seeking men and women of honor, integrity, high moral, and ethical character to serve the citizens of South Dakota as State Troopers. To be considered for employment, applicants must submit an electronic employment application by February 28,2020.

The South Dakota Highway Patrol will be offering a $5,000 hiring incentive to current certified law enforcement officers from in and out of state or to those who are reciprocity eligible and pass the reciprocity exam and skills testing and are selected for employment with SDHP.

Click here for information about how to apply today!

For additional information, please contact
Lieutenant Tony Maunu at 605.773.2231.

Highway Patrol Jobs & Careers

The South Dakota Highway Patrol is currently hiring at this time.  Learn more about a future career with the South Dakota Highway Patrol by reading below.

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
  • Family health insurance
  • State retirement
  • Ongoing training
  • New challenges and opportunities

With a family of 189 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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