Career Opportunities FAQ

Career Opportunities FAQ

How do I know what where I will live when I graduate from camp; where will my duty station be?
Duty stations can be requested, however, preference is given to current law enforcement officers.  Although not all requests can be accommodated, a review will be done when vacancies are determined. 

Do I get paid to attend the academy?
Yes; you will be a "civilian" employee until you obtain oath of office when you graduate. 

Is a college degree required to become a Nebraska State Trooper?
No; a high school diploma or GED equivalence is required.

Where do I get an application?
The applications is available year round statejobs.nebraska.gov, search for Trooper.

Where is the Training Academy located?
The academy is located in Grand Island, and co-exists with the Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center.

What is the Training Academy atmosphere like?
The academy is 24 weeks and is a para-military lifestyle setting. Officer Candidates are required to stay at the academy Monday through Friday. Officer Candidates are normally dismissed at the end of the business day on Friday and must report back to academy on Sunday evening.