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Individuals who are hired as a Highway Patrol trooper will attend the Law Enforcement Training Academy (LETA). The LETA is located at 1320 Schafer Street in Bismarck.
Individuals currently licensed in the state of North Dakota, with law enforcement experience, will be required to attend the Highway Patrol Academy, which is approximately 10 weeks. Individuals currently licensed in other states will be required to complete the 10-week Highway Patrol Academy, 2-week Basic, and pass the POST test. Individuals not licensed will be required to attend the Highway Patrol Academy and Basic, which is approximately 25 weeks.
Officers will stay at the LETA from Sunday night through Friday. Room and board are provided at no cost to the officers.
In addition to the formal classroom instruction, each recruit will complete a Field Training Program. Physical fitness will be a daily part of the training. Recruit troopers will be required to achieve minimum performance standards for sit-ups, pushup, flexibility test and run prior to completion of the Highway Patrol Academy. Applicants should inititate a regular fitness program to prepare for the Highway Patrol Academy.
The Highway Patrol Academy includes, but is not limited to, the following training:
Written and/or practical examinations are administered in the majority of courses presented at the Academy. All students are expected to perform satisfactory in all activities. Any student failing to do satisfactory work or found cheating will be dismissed from the LETA.
Students must obtain a 70 percent grade on the weekly examinations. Students below 70 percent will be required to meet with the training director. All students must pass a final examination to be issued a certificate of completion, when applicable. Students will participate in a physical fitness program at the LETA.