State Patrol application process now open

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LINCOLN, Neb. – After a successful application process at the end of 2017, the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted to a part of the following NSP Basic Recruit Class.

“We had a good amount of applicants during our recent recruiting process and we’re creating a full class for Camp 59,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “We’re opening the process again now to get a jump-start on our next recruiting class for Camp 60.”
NSP’s 59th Basic Recruit Camp will begin in May and add new troopers to NSP’s ranks in October. The following class, Camp 60, is expected to begin before the end of 2018.

“Our goal is to reduce the time between camps at the NSP Training Academy,” said Colonel Bolduc. “By starting the Camp 60 recruiting process now, candidates will go through the necessary steps to join NSP while Camp 59 is in session. That will help us increase our ranks, put more troopers on the road, and keep ahead of expected retirements.”

Apply online at For questions about the hiring process, you can email, call 1-866-JOIN-NSP, or visit the Become a Trooper page at the Nebraska State Patrol Website.

The Nebraska State Patrol offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits. During camp, recruits receive payment at an annual rate of $34,486. Upon graduation, sworn members receive a starting salary of $46,092. Our benefits package includes paid vacation and sick leave, medical insurance, life insurance, and full retirement benefits.

Upon camp graduation in roughly April 2019, applicants must be a United States citizen and 21 years of age. Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED equivalence. All necessary qualifications and requirements, along with additional information on what can be expected during the hiring process, can be found under the Become a Trooper tab of the Nebraska State Patrol website. A direct link to the application can be found here: NSP Trooper Application.