Join the team of State Patrol Troopers and Inspectors who are
dedicated to promoting highway safety and enhancing the quality of
life for all Wisconsin citizens and visitors by providing
professional, competent and compassionate law enforcement
The Wisconsin State Patrol recruits personnel on a year-round
basis. Applications are available ONLY during a designated
period prior to the Civil Service Examination. They are NOT
available at any other time. Please monitor this web page for the date of the next
announced application period and exam administration.
If you are interested in being notified of the next application period
and exam administration,
please click here and complete the on-line survey.
The trooper/inspector exam is a multiple choice exam that
contains observation and recall; basic mathematics; analytical
skills including reasoning and problem solving; interpersonal responsiveness
and reliability, oral and written communications, effective work
habits; ability to read and interpret complex written materials such
as laws, policies and procedures. Successful candidates will undergo 21 weeks of basic program
training at the State Patrol Academy in Fort McCoy, Wisconsin. Upon
successful completion, applicants will be classified as either a
State Patrol Trooper or Inspector. You will be required to
serve a two-year probationary period.
State Patrol Trooper and Inspector positions are located
throughout the state. Geographical placement for these positions
shall be determined by academy class rank with the person having the
highest-class ranking selecting the first vacancy of their choice.
Therefore, applicants must be willing to accept any location
throughout the state. Upon completion of the Academy, you may be
eligible for moving expense reimbursement, temporary lodging and a
stipend of $1,000.