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Law Enforcement Highway Patrol Officer I

Law Enforcement Highway Patrol Officer Cadet

Recruitment #190723-G53A-02

Introduction

The 66th Oklahoma Highway Patrol Academy will start Friday, February 28, 2020.

 

 

Since its formation in 1937, the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety (DPS) has grown into a multi-service safety and law enforcement organization.  DPS is led by the Commissioner of Public Safety, who is appointed by the Governor, with the approval of the Oklahoma State Senate.  The department is staffed by nearly 1500 civilian and uniformed employees across the state.  As a division of DPS, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP) provides safety and protection for drivers on Oklahoma highways.  Visit the official OHP website http://www.ohptroopers.com to review more information regarding this position.

Upon receipt of the application, Human Resources will communicate via ohpjobs@dps.ok.gov inviting qualified applicants to test.  Specific locations and dates will be communicated.

The following documents will be required:
• Driver’s License
• Social Security Card
• Selective Service Letter
• Certified State Issued Birth Certificate
• Official College Transcript(s)
• DD-214 and other VA documents (if applicable)

Along with the Minimum Qualifications listed below, qualified applicants must successfully pass a physical and written test, polygraph examination, background investigation, psychological evaluation and medical examination.

To contact Human Resources send message to ohpjobs@dps.ok.gov
To contact an OHP recruiter go to http://www.jointheohp.com

 

BASIC PURPOSE

Positions in this job family are assigned responsibilities involving law enforcement duties in the Highway Patrol Division of the Department of Public Safety.  This includes conducting patrols on roads and highways in an assigned area or district to enforce motor vehicle, criminal, and other laws and safeguard citizens and property, apprehend violators and provide assistance to the general public.

LEVEL DESCRIPTORS

The Law Enforcement Highway Patrol Officer job family consists of five levels which are distinguished based on the complexity of assigned duties, the expertise required to perform job assignments and the responsibility assigned for providing supervision to others.

Level I:    
At this level employees are assigned duties as a Highway Patrol Cadet which involves receiving formal classroom training in law enforcement operations and procedures, state and federal laws and other areas, such as self defense and the use of firearms in preparation for beginning work as a law enforcement officer.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Level I:    
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of Oklahoma statutory requirements of Title 47. Section 2-105B(2)a.(1):  “2.  No person shall be appointed ...  unless the person is a citizen of the United States of America, of good moral character, and a. for commissioned officer positions, shall not be less than twenty-one (21) years of age but less than forty-six (46) years of age and shall possess: (1) an associate’s degree or completed a minimum of sixty-two (62) semester hours from an accredited college or university as denoted in the Database of Accredited Post secondary Institutions and Programs and whose hours are transferable between such recognized institutions; OR (2) shall have successfully completed thirty-two (32) semester hours from an accredited college or university as denoted in the Database of Accredited Post secondary Institutions and Programs and whose hours are transferable between such recognized institutions and has completed three (3) years of active military or reserve military service; OR (3) shall have successfully completed thirty-two (32) semester hours from an accredited college or university as denoted in the Database of Accredited Post secondary Institutions and Programs and whose hours are transferable between such recognized institutions and has received an honorable discharge from any active military or reserve military service.”

Applicants with prior military service shall receive up to ten (10) semester hours for each year of honorable service in any active military or reserve military service up to a maximum of three (3) years or thirty (30) semester hours.



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