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Exams scheduled for Wisconsin State Patrol trooper, inspector positions

May 24, 2013

Deadline for registering for exam is Thursday, June 6, 2013

Motivated men and women interested in an exciting and fulfilling career in law enforcement as a Wisconsin State Patrol trooper or inspector are invited to take an examination.

Exams are scheduled at the Pewaukee Campus/Waukesha County Technical College on Friday, June 14 or Saturday, June 15; Madison Hill Farms State Transportation Building on Monday, June 17; or the Northcentral Technical College in Wausau on Friday, June 21 or Saturday, June 22.

In order to register for the exam, individuals must complete an on-line questionnaire, which requires the selection of a date and time for taking the exam.

Multiple choice exams will be scored on-site. Immediately following, those applicants who pass the multiple-choice exam will participate in an interview (casual attire is appropriate).

Although efforts will be made to accommodate all schedule preferences, applicants may be scheduled for alternate dates if necessary.

After completing the questionnaire, applicants will receive a letter with detailed information on what to expect the day of the exam. The letter will also direct applicants to an application and release form that must be downloaded and brought to the exam. In addition, applicants should be prepared to bring the following: Unofficial copy of their college transcript and two to four letters of recommendations. Veterans should also be prepared to bring a copy of their DD-214 form.

This recruitment will be used to fill approximately 40-45 trooper and inspector vacancies throughout the state. Successful candidates will receive a salary plus meals and lodging while participating in 23 weeks of training at the State Patrol Academy, beginning October 6, 2013.

Recruits who successfully complete the rigorous training at the academy will be sworn in as either troopers or inspectors when they graduate. The starting hourly rate for a trooper or inspector is $19.951 plus excellent state employee health insurance, retirement and other benefits.

For more information about the qualifications for becoming a State Patrol trooper or inspector, check the WisDOT web site (click on “Jobs”).

Men and women who want to make a positive difference in people’s lives and are looking for a rewarding career are encouraged to consider joining the State Patrol’s well-respected law enforcement team and become one of Wisconsin’s finest – a State Patrol trooper or inspector.

The State Patrol is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

For more information, contact:
Cathie Cunningham, WisDOT Human Resource specialist
(608) 266-3425,



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