The public is invited to learn more about the Wisconsin State Patrol’s many career opportunities and responsibilities during upcoming open house events in northwest Wisconsin. An open house at the Spooner State Patrol Post is set for Wednesday, Dec. 11, and a similar event will be at the Eau Claire State Patrol Post on Monday, Dec. 16. Both events run from 1 to 6 p.m. Now is the time when people can apply to become a state trooper or inspector. The application deadline is Jan. 12.

“We strongly encourage men and women from all cultural and educational backgrounds to consider a rewarding career in law enforcement,” said Lt. Les Mlsna of the State Patrol’s Northwest Region. “A State Patrol career appeals to people who enjoy a challenge, like variety in their daily duties and who find satisfaction in serving their state and community.”

During the open house events, State Patrol troopers, inspectors, a K9 team, aircraft and drone pilots, along with crash reconstruction experts, will be on hand to answer questions and discuss the application process. The media is welcome to attend.

More information about the State Patrol open houses and career opportunities is available at

Spooner State Patrol Post Open House

  • Wednesday, Dec. 11: 1 to 6 p.m.
  • W7102 Green Valley Road, Spooner, WI (off US 63 south of Spooner)

Eau Claire State Patrol Post Open House

  • Monday, Dec. 16: 1 to 6 p.m.
  • 5005 US 53, Eau Claire, WI (off I-94, take Exit #70 onto US 53 South)

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