Minnesota State Troopers want you!

6:08 AM, Jul 12, 2013   |    comments
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ST. PAUL, Minn. --  The deadline is 4 p.m. Friday for those interested in becoming a Minnesota State Patrol Trooper.

The agency is making a big push to get the word out. 

The folks over in the Minnesota Department of Public Safety did something completely different to recruit this year, they blasted social media daily, went on morning radio talk shows telling tales of former bankers and meteorologists who became state troopers all in the effort to get the most diverse and largest applicant pool they could get to find the best of the best to hire for next year's trooper class. 

For weeks the tweet blasts have come at a rate of at least a half a dozen a day, some were funny, some were serious and all were aimed at getting a response.

"Absolutely men, women, young, old really all walks of life. Again diversity and when we talk about that we mean career choice, education, gender, race just the more diverse we are the better we are," Captain Matt Langer of the State Patrol said of the effort to get out the word to all. 

Once a person finishes the online application they will have to take a written test. If they pass that, a physical test will follow.
If that is passed as well a series of oral interviews and background checks will follow. 

The State Patrol hopes to add 40-48 troopers by next Summer.

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