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NSP Seeks Recruits

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FEBRUARY 29, 2024 (LINCOLN, NEB.)  — Applications to join the next class of Nebraska State Troopers are now open. Apply today at

Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol enjoy a career full of opportunity in communities across the state. Troopers serve in numerous specialty positions including criminal investigator, K9 handler, crash investigator, tactical flight officer, crisis negotiator, drone operator, hazmat technician, and many more. Troopers can also serve in specialty units including the SWAT Team, Carrier Enforcement, Mobile Field Force, Bomb Squad, Executive Protection, Husker Football Detail, and the Aviation Support Unit. You define your career path as a trooper.

The starting salary for a Nebraska State Trooper is $31.50 per hour ($65,520 annually) upon graduation from the NSP Training Academy. Troopers also have opportunities for additional pay, including overtime hours at a pay rate of 1.5 times their base salary rate, shift differential pay of an additional $.85 per hour if they are regularly assigned to the night shift, and a 2.5 percent pay increase for qualifying as bilingual. 

The NSP Training Academy offers an extensive 24-week training program. Recruits go through numerous life-like scenarios and hundreds of hours of classroom instruction to prepare them for a career serving Nebraska. During the training process at the NSP Training Academy, recruits are paid $27.46 per hour.

The application process is open for Camp 70 until April 7, 2024. Camp 70 is scheduled to begin on July 8 and graduate on December 20, 2024.

Applicants must be a United States citizen and at least 21 years of age by graduation, when they take the oath of office. Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED equivalence. Additional information about the hiring process, benefits, opportunities, and recruiter contacts can be found at