Welcome The Minnesota State Patrol Trooper’s Association

TROOPERS please email info@mspta.com after you submit your new user registration for the members only section.  CLICK HERE IF YOU FORGOT YOUR PASSWORD.

The Minnesota State Patrol Trooper’s Association represents Minnesota State Patrol Trooper’s. The Trooper’s Association represents us at all dealings with the State of Minnesota.

There are about 462 dues paying State Trooper’s with representation based on Districts.In addition to District representation we have a North and South representative along with a President, Vice-President, Secretary/Treasurer and Business Manager.

Please refer to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety if you have questions relating to the business of the State Patrol.  Once on the DPS site find the “contact us” tab on the upper right tool bar and find the public information officers e-mail.  Your questions can be sent to them to be answered.

Visit our Fallen Partner’s area to remember those Trooper’s who have paid the ultimate price while helping to maintain public safety.


Become a Trooper

Buckle Up for an Exciting Career
Email patrol.recruiter@state.mn.us with questions.

The road to becoming a Minnesota State Patrol trooper starts at www.mntrooper.com.

Interested candidates need no prior law enforcement education or experience. Anyone with a two- or four-year degree may apply.

Information about the process is at http://www.mntrooper.com/. Please reference this brochure to learn about the life and career as a trooper.

Since the State Patrol was created in 1929, it has evolved to adapt to new trends and challenges. Today’s State Patrol is comprised of former bankers, copywriters, graphic designers, as well as those with degrees in IT, biology, and other various fields.  Law enforcement is a diverse, exciting career choice, and the State Patrol wants to tap into potential candidates that have unique training and life experiences.

We are looking for candidates who want to make a difference and be a part of making Minnesota roads safer. Last year, the state’s road deaths jumped for the first time since 2007 – the 395 deaths in 2012 was a 7 percent increase from 2011. This year, road deaths are continuing to climb, making it as important as ever for us to recruit the right candidates.

Please consider people you know who are qualified to be a State Trooper either by being a peace officer right now, being POST eligible for hire, or having any two- or four-year degree from an accredited university. Those without law enforcement degrees and experience will be hired under the Law Enforcement Training Opportunity (LETO) track where the State Patrol will pay for their education, training, and salary while a student. Share this flyer to promote the LETO track.

Feel free to forward this email to individuals or groups who can help us in our recruitment efforts.

Thank you.



Read more information about the Troopers with upcoming news & highlights

  • Jul


    We’re Looking For You!

    During July 1-12, the State Patrol is accepting applications to fill more than 40 trooper positions. Interested candidates need no prior law enforcement education or experience. Anyone with a two- or four-year degree may apply. ... read more

  • May


    Ted Foss Move Over Law

    Named in honor of fallen Minnesota State Patrol Trooper Ted Foss: ​When traveling on a road with two or more lanes, drivers must keep over one full lane away from stopped emergency vehicles with flashing lights activated ... read more