State troopers are certified law enforcement officers who are dedicated to saving lives through enforcing Kansas laws. Daily responsibilities include:
  • Assisting motorists
  • Assisting other law enforcement agencies
  • Detecting and deterring criminal activity
  • Investigating crashes
  • Performing traffic stops
  • Providing emergency medical assistance
State troopers assist during civil disturbances and natural disasters, provide law enforcement at the Kansas State Fair, inspect school buses and motor vehicles, testify in court, and educate the public about traffic safety.
Road patrol services are the core of the Patrol's every day activities. State troopers patrol Kansas' roads and highways, performing traffic stops, providing emergency medical assistance, assisting motorists, and apprehending offenders. Troopers investigate motor vehicle crashes, provide support to other law enforcement agencies, and educate the public about traffic safety.

Career Options

Career options available to state troopers include:
  • Administration
  • Aircraft Operations
  • Breath Alcohol Unit
  • Criminal Interdiction
  • Critical Highway Accident Response Team
  • Drug Recognition Expert
  • Emergency Management
  • Governor's Security Detail
  • Homeland Security
  • Honor Guard
  • K-9 Unit
  • Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program
  • Special Response Team

Applicants that have any offensive marking(s) anywhere on the body OR tattoo, scarification or brand that appear on the neck, head, face or hands will automatically be disqualified for employment with the Patrol.  Applicants with tattoos, scarifications or brands that are visible or partially visible when wearing a short-sleeved shirt, will be required to wear the Class B (long sleeved shirt) while in on-duty status.