Join the team of highly trained and well equipped 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 services. The next recruit class will begin training
on October 6, 2013. The State Patrol anticipates filling 40-45 positions. A
two-year probationary period is required. Application deadline is
June 6, 2013.
How to apply
These positions require applicants to complete a multiple-choice
exam. Examinations will be administered at three locations.
Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC) on Friday, June 14
and Saturday, June 15, 2013. WCTC is located at
800 Main Street in Pewaukee.
Hill Farms State Transportation Building on Monday, June 17,
2013. Hill Farms is located at 4802 Sheboygan Avenue in Madison.
Northcentral Technical College (NTC) in Wausau on Friday, June
21 and Saturday, June 22, 2013. NTC is located at 1000 W. Campus
Drive in Wausau.
In order to register for this exam, you must complete an
on-line questionnaire. In the on-line questionnaire, you will be asked
the date and time you will be able to complete the exam. Although we
will attempt to accommodate all scheduling preferences, you may be
scheduled for an alternate date and/or time if
necessary. Multiple-choice exams will be scored on-site. Immediately
following, those applicants that pass the multiple-choice exam will
participate in an interview.
After completing the on-line questionnaire, you will receive an
automated email confirming completion of your registration. A second
email will follow within one week which will contain detailed
information on what to expect the day of the exam. The second email
will also direct you to an application and release form that must be
downloaded and brought with you to the exam. In addition, please be
prepared to bring the following with you the date of the
examination: an unofficial copy of college transcripts, two copies of
your resume and two copies (signed and dated) of 2-4 letters of
recommendation. Veterans should also be prepared to bring a copy of
their form DD-214.
Results from the initial interviews will be reviewed and
successful applicants will be scheduled for a second interview.
Results from both interviews will be reviewed and successful
applicants will be referred for a background investigation.
Applicants of excellent character, as determined by the background
investigation, will proceed to the written and oral psychological
testing, physical agility, physical examination, drug screening and
hearing and vision tests.
Successful applicants will begin their employment as "Cadets" and
undergo approximately 23 rigorous weeks of comprehensive paid law
enforcement training at the State Patrol Academy. These weeks of law
enforcement training is a requirement of even the most qualified
Cadets regardless of previous law enforcement experience, education or
training. Cadets must live at the Academy during the week and return
home on the weekends. There is no charge for room and board at the
Upon satisfactory completion of training, Cadets will be sworn in
as State Patrol Troopers or Inspectors and assigned to one of five
regions around the state. Geographical selection and placement for
these positions shall be determined by academy class ranking, with the
Cadets having the higher rank selecting the first vacancy of their
choice, etc. Therefore, Cadets must be willing to accept any
geographical location and classification (Trooper or Inspector)
throughout the state. After receiving their assignment, Cadets may be
eligible for moving expense reimbursement, temporary lodging and a
stipend of $1,000.
The multiple choice exam contains observation and
recall; basic mathematics; analytical skills including reasoning
and problem solving; interpersonal responsiveness and
reliability; oral and written communications; effective work
habits; and the ability to read and interpret complex written
materials such as laws, policies and procedures.
"Trooper/Inspector Recruitment for
Wisconsin State Patrol"
Webcast: State Patrol Recruitment Video
This brief video highlights the rewarding career as a
Wisconsin State Patrol Trooper or Inspector.
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