Beginning today (November 11), men and women interested in a law enforcement career can apply to serve as a Wisconsin State Patrol trooper or inspector. Candidates must apply online and the application deadline is January 12, 2020. Information on State Patrol career opportunities can also be found at wistatepatroljobs.wi.gov.
“This is an opportunity for dedicated men and women to become part of the Wisconsin State Patrol’s proud 80-year tradition of serving and protecting the public,” State Patrol Superintendent Tony Burrell said. “We’re looking for people from all cultural and educational backgrounds who embrace challenge and find satisfaction in giving back to their state and nation.”
No law enforcement experience is required to apply. Those accepted into the State Patrol Academy at Fort McCoy receive paid six-month training and graduate ready to serve as troopers or inspectors. The Academy training is recognized as among the most comprehensive in the nation. Recruits learn from highly-experienced officers about traffic and criminal laws, emergency vehicle operations, lifesaving and communications skills, defense tactics, firearms proficiency and crisis management. Classes range in size from 25 to 50 cadets. The State Patrol’s 66th Recruit Class is scheduled to begin training on July 19, 2020 and graduate January 15, 2021.
“As a member of the State Patrol, you can serve in a variety of challenging and fulfilling roles including K-9 officers, drone and aircraft pilots, commercial motor vehicle inspectors and crash reconstruction experts,” Superintendent Burrell said. Under a recent change, State Patrol officers now have up to five years after being hired to earn an associate degree or at least 60 college credits.