Wisconsin looking for 50 new State Troopers

SPARTA, Wis. (WKBT) – The Wisconsin State Patrol is hiring.

Potential job applicants and curious people got to meet with state troopers at an open house this afternoon.

The openings include both sworn and unsworn positions.

The state hopes to recruit 50 people for its next class of troopers and inspectors.

Applicants don’t have to have a college degree.

Anyone 18 and older can apply.

“Not everybody has to have a background in criminal justice,” said Sgt. Erica Ballweg-Larsen. “We really recommend people with diverse backgrounds to apply for these kinds of positions.”

After being hired, troopers must get 60 college credits within 5 years of employment.

Once cadets are hired, they undergo six months of training at the State Patrol Academy.

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