Applications for the Traditional Program will be accepted from June 1st until 11:59 p.m. on June 26th, 2020 at www.mntrooper.com. This position leads to appointment as a State Patrol Trooper. The Traditional Program is designed for individuals with prior law enforcement experience, Minnesota Peace Officer Standards and Training Board (POST) license eligible or will be eligible by January 1st, 2021. All applicants must remain POST license eligible until the proposed appointment on May 4th, 2021.
Duties of a State Patrol Trooper
Patrol state highways, promote safety, direct traffic, and investigate crashes.
Enforce traffic laws, arrest offenders, and appear as a court witness.
Provide routine and emergency assistance to the motoring public, including administering first aid to the injured.
Cooperate with other law enforcement agencies in the pursuit and apprehension of violators of criminal laws.
Uphold the MSP core values of Respect, Integrity, Courage and Honor.
Uphold the Mission Statement of the State Patrol to protect and serve, provide support, and provide for the state.
Uphold the MSP Vision – The MSP is a progressive law enforcement agency providing superior service to Minnesota’s residents, visitors, and allied agency. The MSP strives for excellence in all that they do through the development of forward thinking leadership, technology, innovation and a quality workforce.
State Patrol Troopers generally work either an eight or ten hour day, 40 hours per week, including Saturdays, Sundays, nights, and holidays as required.
Minimum Qualifications for Application
As required by the Minnesota Peace Officer Standards and Training Board (POST) and the MSP, the applicant must meet the minimum selection standards for hiring as set forth in Minnesota Rules 6700.0700 to be eligible for the position of State Patrol Trooper. For information about Minnesota peace officer licensing, contact the POST Board at 651-643-3060 or www.dps.mn.gov . Contact the POST Board with any licensing questions or questions regarding scheduling POST examinations.