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42 Wisconsin State Patrol Cadets Become Officers at Graduation Ceremony

The Wisconsin State Patrol’s 66th Recruit Class was officially sworn into duty during a graduation ceremony in La Crosse on Friday, July 30. The 42 new officers recently completed 26 weeks of comprehensive training. The courses covered traffic and criminal laws, emergency vehicle operations, firearms proficiency, communications, crisis management, and lifesaving skills. Governor Tony Evers […]

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Application deadline approaches for new class of Wisconsin State Patrol troopers and inspectors

July 9, 2021, is the deadline for women and men to apply for the 67th recruit class of the Wisconsin State Patrol (WSP). “People who are ideal candidates for the state patrol are as varied as the job,” WSP Superintendent Anthony Burrell said. “We encourage officers to pursue their own interests which may include working […]

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Click It Or Ticket Intensified Safety Belt Enforcement Campaign Starts Today

With pandemic restrictions being lifted, more motorists are expected to be on the road enjoying all Wisconsin has to offer during the summer months. Today through June 6, Wisconsin State Patrol (WSP) officers will join law enforcement agencies statewide and nationwide, for the annual Click It or Ticket mobilization effort. They will patrol in greater […]

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State Patrol reminds motorists to look twice, share the road with motorcycles

Motorcycle fatalities increased 40% in 2020 over the previous five years’ average. May is national “Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month” and the Wisconsin State Patrol is asking motorcyclists and all other motorists to share the road, be alert and safe. 2020 preliminary data for Wisconsin shows there were 2,095 motorcycle crashes, 1,788 motorcyclists injured, and 112 […]

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WisDOT/State Patrol reminds motorists to be alert for deer

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT), State Patrol, and partner law enforcement agencies are reminding motorists to be alert for the potential of deer darting across roadways during upcoming weeks. Deer/vehicle crashes typically peak during the October and November “rutting” period when bucks pursue potential mates.  “The best strategy to protect yourself and minimize the […]

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Governor Evers Congratulates 42 New Wisconsin State Patrol Officers

Governor Tony Evers is congratulating 42 new Wisconsin state troopers who recently completed about six months of comprehensive training at the State Patrol Academy in Ft. McCoy and are now fulfilling their sworn duties to “serve and protect” the public. “On behalf of Wisconsin residents and visitors, we salute all our highly-trained public servants who […]