Highway Patrol Benefits

As a South Dakota Highway Patrol trooper and employee of the state of South Dakota, you will receive:

  • Complete salary during recruit training
  • 25 days paid annual leave per year (20 days after 15 years of service)
  • 14 sick days per year (accumulated and carried over each year)
  • 10 paid holidays
  • Paid health insurance for the employee with family options at group rates
  • Paid life insurance for the employee
  • Workers compensation
  • Per diem paid for each day worked
  • Paid uniforms and equipment
  • Membership to the “Class B” South Dakota Retirement System



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