Application Period For Nebraska State Patrol Recruits Ending

    There’s still time to be a part of the upcoming Nebraska State Patrol recruit camp that starts in January. Applications are open until midnight tonight.

    Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED, be a United States citizen, and at least 21 years of age by June 16, 2023. That’s when graduates of the Patrol’s training Camp 67 will take the oath of office. 

     Recruits earn $22.49 per hour during the academy process and receive a raise immediately upon earning the title of Trooper. That’s also when they receive medical and life insurance, paid vacation, sick leave, and excellent retirement benefits.

    Patrol Supt Colonel John Bolduc says applicants simply need to “bring the attitude of service, and we’ll provide the training to help us continue our mission to keep Nebraska safe.

     Colonel Bolduc says the 22 weeks of in-depth training develop all the skills necessary to be a State Trooper with unlimited career opportunities in communities large and small across our state.”

    Bolduc says recruits also get the opportunity to interact with current troopers and investigators who are experts in numerous specialty positions open to troopers throughout their career. 

      Career paths include Patrol, Investigative Services, Carrier Enforcement, Drone Pilot, SWAT, K9, Community Service, Aviation, and many more.

     To apply for State Patrol training Camp 67 or to get more information about the application and selection process, including physical requirements, visit