Wisconsin State Patrol looking for new troopers, inspectors

MADISON (WKOW) — Wisconsin State Patrol is looking for men and women interested in becoming state troopers or inspectors.

On Monday, Sgt. Edward Witkiewicz joined the Wake Up Wisconsin team to talk about their recruitment process.

“We’re looking for individuals from a diverse background all over the state,” said Sgt. Witkiewicz.

According to Sgt. Witkiewicz, applicants do not need to have past law enforcement experience or a college degree.

“The state patrol academy provides room and board and paid 25-week academy and at the end, you’ll be a fully certified law enforcement officer,” said Sgt. Witkiewicz.

Sgt. Witkiewicz says State Patrol is facing recruitment challenges like “any other law enforcement agency”. He says to help draw in more applicants they’ve changed a requirement on their application.

“In the past, you’ve needed 60 college credits to apply,” he said. “And now you have up until five years after you would be hired to get 60 credits.”

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