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Wisconsin State Patrol looking for new cadetsSubmitted: 03/19/2018
Phylicia Ashley
Phylicia Ashley
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Wisconsin State Patrol looking for new cadets
RIB MOUNTAIN - A Wisconsin State Patrol Captain wants to know, who's ready to report for duty? The department is looking for  new cadets. But recruitment and training is no easy task.
"[It's] very hard to find qualified candidates. It's a struggle," said Wisconsin State Patrol Captain Adrian Logan.
Captain Logan wants five people to answer the call. 

The department's looking for new cadets who'll train to become state troopers.
However, the process of finding the right candidate is no easy task and takes dedication from both sides.
"It's a very extensive process," said Logan.
After passing a background check and interview, candidates will go through 12 weeks of field training, 26 weeks of training with an officer, then a yearlong probation period.
"You've got to be committed to it," said Logan.
The dedication for the role doesn't stop there. 


"Even when you're off duty, you're on duty," said Logan.
While on duty Logan said the role calls for a person with character.
"You have to be honest and truthful that's what we tell all the cadets," said Logan.
This class of cadets will bring troopers back to counties like Oneida, Price, Forest and Florence. They have been without troopers for more than half a year. 

You have to be at least 18 years old and have at least 36 college credits in any field to apply. Applications are due March 25th and training starts in September. For more information on how to apply head to wis.gov online and search cadets.



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