Wisconsin State Patrol looking for recruits
The Wisconsin State Patrol held an open house at its Tomah district site Friday, March 15.
It was one of three held to build its applicant pool for highway troopers or inspectors. The other open house events were at Wausau and DeForest.
Successful applicants begin their employment as cadets and undergo approximately 25 weeks of comprehensive paid law enforcement training at the State Patrol Academy at Fort McCoy. The law enforcement training is a requirement for even the most qualified cadets regardless of previous law enforcement experience, education or training.
Cadets live at the academy during the week and return home on the weekends. There is no charge for room and board at the academy. Prior to graduating the academy, employees will need to complete the same physical readiness test and meet more stringent physical standards.
Upon satisfactory completion of training and the physical readiness test, cadets will be sworn in as State Patrol troopers or inspectors and assigned to one of five regions in Wisconsin.
Location selection and placement for positions is determined by academic class rank, with the cadet having the higher rank selecting the first vacancy of their choice.
Applicants must be at least 18 years old, have no felony convictions, and meet specified fitness requirements. Starting salary is $21 per hour. You do not need previous law enforcement experience.
After receiving their assignment cadets may be eligible for moving expense reimbursement, temporary lodging and a stipend of $1,000. The State Patrol is accepting applications for its 65th class. Applicants must apply at Wisc.Jobs by March 31.