PIERRE, S.D. — The state Highway Patrol is looking for its next batch of state troopers.

The South Dakota Department of Public Safety said Tuesday that applications will be accepted into July. Officials plan to hire between 15 and 20 new recruits.

New recruits who aren’t certified as a law enforcement officer in South Dakota or a different state would have to attend a training academy in Pierre, in addition to other training.

From initial application to graduation, it takes about a year to become a state trooper.

Col. Craig Price is the superintendent of the Highway Patrol. Price says the patrol’s selection process and training program are extensive and meant to find the best men and women possible.

Online: http://bhr.sd.gov/workforus/law/hp/default.aspx

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