Highway Patrol Trooper

The South Dakota Highway Patrol (SDHP) seeks 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 $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. For additional information please contact Lieutenant Tony Maunu at 605.773.2231. Inquiries may also be emailed to: highwaypatrolcareers@state.sd.us.

Application Process:

Step 1
Complete job application

Step 2
Review physical requirements and minimum qualifications.

Applicants are no longer required to take the South Dakota Law Enforcement written test as part of the application process.

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact the Bureau of Human Resources at 605.773.3148.

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