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Wisconsin State Patrol now hiring troopers, inspectors

Metro Wire Staff

The Wisconsin State Patrol is now recruiting women and men ready to begin a rewarding career in law enforcement.

The State Patrol’s 67th Recruit Class will begin training on January 2, 2022, and graduate on July 1, 2022. Previous recruit classes have ranged in size from 25 to 50 cadets.

Upon graduation from the State Patrol Academy, cadets also receive 12 additional weeks of field training with a Field Training Officer based out of one of the five WSP regions.

“We’re looking for a diverse group of candidates who share the mission of serving and protecting the citizens and visitors of this state,” WSP Superintendent Anthony Burrell said. “No law enforcement experience is needed. In fact, we welcome people who are looking for a new, meaningful career start.”

Qualified candidates must pass physical readiness testing, background investigation, interview, and pre-employment medical and psychological exams. Applicants have five years from their date of hire with the State Patrol to earn an associate degree or 60 college credits.

Along with enforcing traffic and criminal laws, State Patrol officers can serve in a variety of roles including pilots, K-9 officers, crash reconstruction experts, dignitary protection, human trafficking, drug interdiction, and commercial motor vehicle inspectors.

Those accepted into the six-month State Patrol Academy at Fort McCoy receive a salary plus meals and lodging during their Monday to Friday training. Cadets learn from experienced officers with the goal of strengthening communication skills, self-confidence, physical and mental capabilities.

WSP will be holding both virtual informational sessions and in-person open houses at each of the patrol locations. Troopers and inspectors will be available to give a rundown of the current hiring timeline, share tips on how to prepare for a career at WSP, and answer any questions.

Meet a Recruiter/Virtual Information Sessions will be held every Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. through July 6. Anyone interested in participating can register here: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=HNHi9OT6O0W2wClkZjd5qhAigWM2DN9MmVR5gLg1vBNUNUtFRDRRSktRQkk2M0c2WlI2RlgyNEZGTS4u

Regional Post outdoor open houses folow:
May 20, 1 to 7 p.m. – Waukesha Post
May 21, 1 to 7 p.m. – Wausau Post
May 24, 1 to 7 p.m. – Sparta SWEF
May 25, 1 to 7 p.m. – Eau Claire Post
May 26, 1 to 7 p.m. – Fond du Lac Post
May 26, 1 to 7 p.m. – DeForest Post
May 27, 1 to 7 p.m. – Spooner Post

Recruiters are also available for questions at each WSP post: https://wsp.wi.gov/Pages/Recruitment-Coordinator-Map.aspx

More information about careers with the Wisconsin State Patrol can be found on the WSP website. The State Patrol is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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