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Trooper Careers

The Minnesota State Patrol provides for an exciting and meaningful career that goes beyond the highway. Today, nearly 600 State Troopers provide assistance, education and enforcement to state citizens and provide for safe, efficient movement of traffic on Minnesota’s roadways. Troopers also investigate and reconstruct serious crashes, conduct flight patrols and search and rescue missions, assist other law enforcement agencies, and serve as vital components of the state’s homeland security efforts.




The first portion of the 2017 hiring process for both LETO and Traditional applicants has changed
How the new process will work:
1.       Once applications open, fill out and submit completed application on RETAIN YOUR USERNAME AND PASSWORD (You will need this information later).
2.       You will receive a confirmation email that your application has been submitted. This email will contain directions on how to complete the required Online Personality Assessment.
·         Allow yourself 20-25 minutes of uninterrupted time to complete the assessment.
·         Once you login and begin, you will not be able to start over. DO NOT CLOSE THE ASSESSMENT BEFORE IT IS COMPLETED, you will not be able to log back in later.
·         After you have completed the assessment, Minnesota State Patrol Training Center staff will review your results. Please refrain from contacting the MSP Training Center regarding your status; you will be notified of your results via email within ten business days.
3.       Whether you are recommended to continue or not, you will be notified via email.
·         If you are not recommended to continue, no further action is required.
·         If you are recommended to continue, you will be required to follow the link provided in the email and sign up for a physical readiness testing date/time. You will login to select a test time using the same username and password you created when submitting your application. You must sign up for a testing date/time by the deadline specified in the email.
4.       After selecting a physical readiness testing date/time you will be sent a confirmation of your selection and further information regarding the testing standards.
5.       The standard hiring process will continue as it has in previous years with the oral board interview, background investigation, psychological and medical testing.




For information on peace officer licensure, eligibility requirements and Professional Peace Officer Educational programs, visit the POST Board website.

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