Ask a Trooper: Interested in becoming a Minnesota State Trooper

Q: I am interested in becoming a Minnesota State Trooper. Can you give me more information on joining the State Patrol?

A: The Minnesota State Patrol provides for an exciting and meaningful career that goes beyond the highway. Nearly 600 State Troopers provide assistance, education and enforcement to the people of Minnesota, and provide for safe, efficient movement of traffic on our state’s roadways.
Fields of expertise are also available to troopers such as:
•Crash Reconstruction •Flight Section •Commercial Vehicle Inspection. •Special Response Team •K-9 Handlers.
More information can be found on our website including benefits and salary, training opportunities, applicant information, disqualifiers, youth opportunities and more at
The 59th Minnesota State Patrol Training Academy begins Jan. 15, 2018. The State Patrol will start accepting applications on May 1. Check out our information online and contact the State Patrol recruiter at [email protected] or the Training and Development Section at 651-757-1900.

If you have any questions concerning traffic related laws or issues in Minnesota, send questions to Sgt. Jesse Grabow – Minnesota State Patrol at 1000 Highway 10 West, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501. (You can follow me on Twitter @MSPPIO_NW or reach me at [email protected]).