Nebraska State Patrol Trooper Deadline Is April 1

Nebraska State Patrol Trooper Deadline Is April 1
Courtesy of NSP.

LINCOLN – For those interested in becoming the next Nebraska State Patrol trooper, there’s still time to apply and join the NSP Basic Recruit Camp this summer.

According to a release from NSP, the application deadline is Friday, April 1 at 11:59 p.m. with the next camp scheduled for July and graduation in December.

Nebraska State Patrol officials are looking for the next generation of men and women ready for an exciting and fulfilling career serving Nebraska. With unlimited career opportunities in communities large and small across the entire state, you will get to define your career as a Nebraska State Trooper. You bring the desire to serve and the NSP will provide the training to help keep Nebraska safe.

Recruits of Camp 66 will begin training on July 5 and will receive their badge on December 16, 2022. These troopers will earn a starting annual salary of $51,105 upon graduation, with a pay-step advancement schedule and other pay incentives possible. Recruits earn $21.00 per hour during the academy process and troopers also receive medical and life insurance, paid vacation, sick leave as well as full retirement benefits.

At the NSP Training Academy, recruits will undergo 22 weeks of in-depth training to develop all the skills necessary to serve as a Nebraska State Trooper. Recruits will also get the opportunity to interact with troopers and investigators who are experts in numerous specialty positions open to troopers throughout their career. Career paths include Patrol, Investigative Services, Carrier Enforcement, Drone Pilot, SWAT, K9, Community Service, Aviation and many more.

To apply, you must be a United States citizen and at least 21 years of age by December 16, 2022, when you would take the oath of office. Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED. To apply, or to get more information about the application and selection process, including physical requirements, visit