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Highway Patrol Trooper - We are accepting applications at this time.

The South Dakota Highway Patrol (SDHP) is seeking men and women of honor, integrity, and high moral and ethical character to serve the citizens of South Dakota as State Troopers. The South Dakota Highway Patrol will be offering a $3,000 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. For additional information please contact Lieutenant Randi Erickson at 605.773.2231.

Application Process:

  • Applicants who are not law enforcement certified, please click here.

  • Applicants who are currently law enforcement certified, please click here.
    • Applicants that are certified law enforcement in other states or through the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) do not have to take the written exam. You will need to provide some sort of documentation that you are currently certified.


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