Wisconsin Department of Transportation

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State Patrol

The Wisconsin State Patrol (WSP) enforces traffic and criminal laws; helps motorists in need; inspects trucks, school buses and ambulances; and helps local law enforcement agencies with natural disasters or civil disturbances.

  • The Public Security and Communications Bureau provides the engineering, installation and technical maintenance for the statewide telecommunications network, including all radio tower sites and voice and data transmitting equipment, the Mobile Data Communications Network (MDCN), including equipment in cruisers, such as radios and mobile data computers. (608) 267-9763
  • The Field Operations Bureau enforces criminal and traffic laws, conducts criminal highway interdiction programs, and helps local law enforcement agencies with traffic safety, civil disturbances and disasters (natural and man-made). (608) 267-9522
  • The Transportation Safety Bureau provides a department-wide focus for safety program and safety policy analysis, carries out public outreach on safety issues, administers the statewide chemical testing program, oversees motor carrier safety and weight facilities (SWEFs), inspects and regulates motor carriers, school buses and ambulances. (608) 266-0402
  • The State Patrol Academy Office provides diverse training for State Patrol recruits, federal and local law enforcement officers, and state employees. The facility is used by other agencies for training programs as well.

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Last modified: July 2, 2012

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