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South Dakota Highway Patrol Is Hiring

September 2, 2014, 6:00 PM by Matt Holsen

South Dakota Highway Patrol Is Hiring
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

You may not be thinking about a career in law enforcement, but the South Dakota Highway Patrol hopes you will. The state is looking to hire new troopers and two of the main requirements are simply honesty and common sense.

You may think all a state trooper does is hand out speeding tickets but the job can go way beyond keeping roads safe. That's why the Highway Patrol has taken to Facebook to get the word out about openings and the opportunities available.

"You know I'm always surprised how many people see the social media and get the message from that," Capt. Alan Welsh said.

The message is the Highway Patrol needs around 10 to 15 candidates for its next 23-week academy class. From K-9 to surveillance and SWAT team specialties, there are a number of experiences out there. Welsh says if you're not certified, they'll train you and pay you more than $20 an hour at the same time.

"It gives you the opportunity to excel in the areas that you're comfortable," Welsh said. "So not everybody wants to be a K-9 handler but some people do and they get that opportunity. Some like to go into the trucks and some like to go into accident investigation."

You must be 21 years of age to apply and hold a GED.

Whatever your choice, Welsh says you'll be fulfilled by the job.

"It's an admirable one because we're out there trying to help people, keep people safe. You feel like you're on the right side of things as you're out there. With the work you're doing, it serves a purpose because you know you're helping people," Welsh said.

For more information on how to apply to be a state trooper, visit the Highway Patrol's website.

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