Jan 14, 2020
$27.71 - $36.46 hourly
MINNESOTA STATE PATROL TROOPER Trooper Trainee 1
Law Enforcement Training Opportunity (LETO) Program
Apply at www.mntrooper.com only.
Applications will be accepted January 13th until 11:59 p.m. on February 14th, 2020
An Equal Opportunity Employer
Trooper Application Process 2020
Applications for the Minnesota State Patrol LETO Program will be accepted from January 13th until 11:59 p.m. on February 14th, 2020 at www.mntrooper.com. This position leads to appointment as a State Patrol Trooper. The LETO Program is designed for candidates with no previous law enforcement experience, who have a 2 or 4 year degree in any discipline and want to become State Troopers. To qualify, the applicant must have earned an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a regionally accredited institution or can provide documentation that the earned associate’s or bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a regionally accredited institution will be completed by May 31, 2020. Verify your school’s accreditation by visiting U.S. Department of Education or with the registrar's office at your school.
Your School must be accredited by at least one of the following organizations:
MSCHE – Middle States Commission on Higher Education
NEASC – New England Association of Schools and Colleges o ( NEASC-CIHE) Commission on Institutions of higher Education o ( NEASC-CTCI) Commission on Technical and Career Institutions
NWCCU – Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
HLC – Higher Learning Commission (Formerly NCA-North Central Association of Colleges and
SACS – Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
WASC-ACCJC – Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for
Community and Junior Colleges o (WASC-ACSCU) – Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior colleges and Universities
The Minnesota State Patrol will provide LETO candidates with the educational requirements necessary to take the Minnesota Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) exam, which is required to become a licensed peace officer. The POST certification training will begin the week of July 6th, 2020, which consists of 26 weeks of classroom and practical training at Rasmussen Campus, 3500 Federal Drive, Eagan, MN 55122. Applicants must pass the POST exam to be eligible for employment. Upon completion of the LETO program, trooper trainees will attend the 17 week Minnesota State Patrol Trooper Training Academy at Camp Ripley along with all traditional applicant trooper trainees. The number of positions available is dependent upon funding.
The MSP is An Equal Opportunity Employer. In the selection process, preference will be given to protected group applicants, veterans, individuals who are fluent in Chinese, Mandarin, Spanish, Hmong, Russian, Vietnamese, Somali, or American Sign Language (ASL) and/or those who possess a Bachelor’s Degree or higher. Current and former Minnesota State Patrol employees as well as those who have successfully completed the Minnesota State Patrol Internship Program, Minnesota State Patrol Summer Academy, or Minnesota State Patrol Explorer Post (at least one full explorer season) AND are in good standing will also receive preference in the hiring process.
The ideal candidate's character will align with the State Patrol's core values of respect, integrity, courage, honor, and excellence. It is an important goal of the Minnesota State Patrol's to recruit and hire a diverse group of candidates to serve the citizens of the state of Minnesota through assistance, education, and enforcement.
Duties of a State Patrol Trooper
Patrol state highways, promote safety, direct traffic, and investigate crashes.
Enforce traffic laws, arrest offenders, and appear as a court witness.
Provide routine and emergency assistance to the motoring public, including administering first aid to the injured.
Cooperate with other law enforcement agencies in the pursuit and apprehension of violators of criminal laws.
Uphold the MSP core values of Respect, Integrity, Courage, Honor and Excellence.
Uphold the Mission Statement of the State Patrol to protect and serve, provide support, and provide for the state.
Uphold the MSP Vision – The MSP is a progressive law enforcement agency providing superior service to Minnesota’s residents, visitors, and allied agency. The MSP strives for excellence in all that they do through the development of forward thinking leadership, technology, innovation and a quality workforce.
State Patrol Troopers generally work either an eight or ten hour day, 40 hours per week, including
Saturdays, Sundays, nights, and holidays as required.
LETO Program consists of an academic learning environment combined with a physical skills training program. Candidates will be required to pass all these areas prior to the completion of the school. LETO training will take place at the Rasmussen Campus at 3500 Federal Drive, Eagan, MN 55122. Additional information about this training site can be found at: www.rasmussen.edu
An applicant who accepts a final offer of employment with the MSP and participate in the LETO program shall be required to sign a two year written agreement. This agreement requires a two year work commitment with the MSP. While participating in the LETO portion of the program, candidates are not compensated for meals and lodging, but are paid an hourly wage.
The State Patrol Training Academy will take place at Camp Ripley military base located at 15000 State
Highway 115, Little Falls, Minnesota 56345 from Sunday night through Friday evening, during the residential portion of their training. Candidates will be furnished meals and lodging while attending training at Camp Ripley. Candidates are required to pass all areas of training.
Proposed Timetable for the Minnesota State Patrol Trooper Selection Process
Applications Open January 13 – February 14, 2020
Online Personal Assessment January 13 - February 19, 2020
Physical Fitness Testing March 3-5, 2020
Interview Boards March 3-5, 2020
Conditional Offers Made March 12, 2020
Background Investigations March 18 – May 12, 2020
Psychological Written Test May 26, 2020
Medical Exams and Psychological Evaluations May 27 – June 9, 2020
Final Offers/Placement June 15, 2020
Fingerprinting and Orientation June 29, 2020
LETO Starts July 6, 2020
Trooper Training Academy January 4 – May 4, 2021
If you experience problems submitting your online application or have questions, please contact the
Application Coordinator at the Minnesota State Patrol Training & Development Section:
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $27.71 to $36.46 /hour
Minnesota State Patrol
Remote (Minnesota, USA)