Field Operations

The Bureau of Field Operations is comprised of civilian investigators and support staff, law enforcement dispatchers, and sworn officers - both troopers and motor carrier inspectors.

The primary responsibility of the sworn officers is the regulation of traffic and the prevention of highway crashes. The powers and duties of sworn traffic officers, the authority to conduct motor vehicle inspections, and the authority to operate an academy to train state, county, and local traffic patrol officers and other related personnel are designated in Chapter 110 (Motor Vehicles) of the Wisconsin Statutes.

The Bureau:
Enforces criminal and traffic laws
Engages in highway criminal interdiction activities
Oversees motor carrier safety and weight facilities (SWEFs) 
Inspects and regulates motor carriers, school buses, and ambulances
Assists local law enforcement agencies with traffic safety, civil disturbances, and disasters​