Highway Patrol Trooper

The South Dakota Highway Patrol (SDHP) is not currently seeking individuals to serve the citizens of South Dakota as State Troopers. The South Dakota Highway Patrol offers a $5,000 hiring bonus for certified law enforcement officers from in and out of state or those who are reciprocity eligible and pass the reciprocity exam and skills testing.
For additional information, please contact Sergeant Brandon Akron at 605.773.3105 or email highwaypatrolcareers@state.sd.us.

Application Process:

Step 1
Meet the Minimum Requirements

Step 2
Step 3
Schedule First Interview.

Step 4
Background Investigation.

Step 5
Step 6
Complete Polygraph Examination.

Step 7
Start Highway Patrol Academy.

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

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