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Recruitment


Qualifications

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is now accepting applications for the 63rd Academy.  The application period is open from February 12, 2014 through June 30, 2014. To apply, click here.

Age:Minimum of 21 years of age, but no older than 45 when the academy starts on January 28, 2015.

Education: Must possess an associate degree or completed a minimum of 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

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 by the start of the academy on January 28, 2015.

OR

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 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.

Residency: Must be a citizen of the United States.

Disqualifications

Applicants who answer "YES" to the following questions will be found unsuitable for employment.

  • Have you ever been convicted two or more times for DUI, DWI, or DUI(D)?
  • Have you been convicted of one DUI, DWI, or DUI(D) within the past three (3) years since the date you applied for this position?
  • Have you had driving privileges legitimately suspended or revoked within the past thirty-six (36) months from the date of this application?
  • Have you received convictions for five or more moving traffic violations on more than three separate occasions within the past thirty-six months?
  • Have you used marijuana at all within the last three (3) years from the date of this application?
  • Have you used anabolic steroids at all within the last 5 years from the date of this application?
  • Have you used methamphetamines, heroin, phencyclidine (PCP), LSD, cocaine, crack cocaine, illegal inhalants, ecstasy, rohypnol or any other illegal non-prescription drug (except marijuana) at all within the last 10 years from your application date?
  • Have you used methamphetamines, heroin, phencyclidine (PCP), LSD, cocaine, crack cocaine, illegal inhalants, ecstasy, rohypnol or any other illegal non-prescription drug (except marijuana) more than five (5) occasions in your life?
  • Have you, since age 16, sold any illegal drug for profit?
  • Have you ever used an illegal drug (no matter how may times or how long ago) while in a law enforcement, prosecutorial position, or in a position which carries a high level of responsibility or public trust?
  • Have you ever been convicted of a felony?
  • Have you ever been convicted of a crime involving domestic abuse?
  • Is there any reason you cannot legally be entitled to carry a firearm?
  • If you answered "YES" to any of these questions, you should not apply for the position, as you are disqualified.

Required Documents

    The following required documents should be presented to Human Resources when applicants arrive for the physical and written tests.

  • Biographical Questionnaire: The Biographical Questionnaire will be e-mailed to all applicants with further instructions.
  • Birth certificate: The birth certificate must be a certified state issued document.
  • Education: Must present an associate degree or official transcript showing semester hours completed from an accredited college or university no later than December 15, 2014.
  • Military: If applicable, provide DD214 long form and/or official military records verifying length of service.
Salary and Benefit Information
  • Law Enforcement Highway Patrol Officer Cadet Salary during academy: $3,396/mo
  • Probationary Law Enforcement Highway Patrol Officer Salary: $3,634/mo
  • Annual Leave: 15 days/year
  • Sick Leave: 15 days/year
  • Paid Holidays: 10/year
  • Health Insurance and Life Insurance
  • Retirement Plan
  • Longevity Pay (after two years employment)
  • Expense Allowance
  • Shift Differential Pay
  • Additional Benefit Information