Frequently Asked Questions
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Q: Is the 62 hour college minimum waived by military service?
A: Applicants with 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.
Q: What are the requirements and stipulations for applicants for Lake Patrol and/or Capitol Patrol jobs?
A: The Lake Patrol division and the Capitol Patrol division are now part of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. You must first become a Trooper, then later request transfer into the division.
Q: If I am a certified police officer in another state, would I have to attend your whole academy process to become a trooper?
A: Yes. All applicants must meet minimum qualifications to be eligible for application, pass all phases of testing and successfully complete the academy.
Q: It is my understanding that the application process is very competitive. What kind of things would help me stand out of the crowd?
A: The application and selection process to become an Oklahoma Highway Patrol Cadet is extremely competitive. Determination, heart, drive, attitude, good common sense and the ability to communicate are traits that are looked for in OHP applicants. These will be displayed in your background, by the kind of life you have led.
Q: I know that the physical fitness requirements are very high, so I work out everyday. Is this enough to prepare me for the academy?
A: Physical conditioning and mental preparedness is essential to survival in the academy. It is recommended that physical conditioning commence immediately and become a part of your everyday life. That is the one area you have total control over. If you can excel in this area, the mental and academic stress of the academy should be lessened.
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