Sunday Marks 80-years of Public Service for the WI State Patrol

Sunday marks 80-years of public service for the Wisconsin
State Patrol. Established on September 1st, 1939, the State Patrol
began with 46 inspectors with duties to “enforce the state motor vehicle code
and regulate motor carriers.” Today, the agency includes 400 troopers who
enforce traffic laws and assist drivers, along with 112 inspectors who help
ensure that commercial motor vehicles and their drivers are operating safely.
Other duties of the State Patrol include – inspecting school buses, ambulances
and other commercial vehicles, conducting traffic crash investigations, piloting
aircraft and drones, serving as K-9 officers, and assisting other law
enforcement agencies.