According to KSTP.com the State Patrol has opened up Trooper applications through it's Law Enforcement Training Opportunity (LETO) Program. All an individual needs to apply is a two or four year degree, a background in law enforcement is not necessary.

Col. Matt Langer of the Minnesota State Patrol said this program allows them to choose from a wider variety of candidates. Individuals in the LETO program go through 20 weeks of training learning the skills they will need to become a State Trooper. Then after they complete that program they will then go through the regular Minnesota State Patrol Trooper Academy.

Colonel Langer said the program has been in place for the last decade and has helped recruit people from a  variety of backgrounds such as a Realtor, teachers and even an ice cream shop owner. You can apply now to the LETO program through April 20th 2018 and training for the program starts August 20th 2018. For more information Click Here.