Congratulations to the Graduating Class of the 62nd OHP Academy
OKLAHOMA CITY - Department of Public Safety officials announce the graduation of the 62nd Oklahoma Highway Patrol Academy.
Graduation and commissioning ceremonies for thirty-three new Oklahoma Highway Patrol Troopers will be held Friday, June 13, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at the Memorial Road Church of Christ located at 2221 E. Memorial Road in Edmond.
"We congratulate all of these new troopers on their hard work and dedication," said DPS Commissioner Michael C. Thompson.
OHP Chief, Colonel Ricky Adams said, "These young men have shown that they have what it takes to earn the title Oklahoma State Trooper, and we welcome them to our family."
The next phase of training for the graduates of the 62nd OHP Academy will consist of three months of field training with a senior trooper.
The thirty-three cadets come to the Patrol from all over the state with a variety of work experiences. Their ages range from 23 to 37.
Commissioner Thompson challenged the graduating class to uphold the traditions and proud legacy of Troopers who have served Oklahoma since 1937.
Applications for the 63rd Oklahoma Highway Patrol Academy are currently being accepted until June 30, 2014 at www.jointheohp.com
62nd Oklahoma Highway Patrol Academy
Have you ever wondered what life is like for an OHP Academy Cadet? Click here, or click the 62nd Academy link at the top of this page to find out! The 62nd OHP Academy cadets have graduated, but you can take a look back into what their days and nights looked like while they were in the Academy.
Do you have what it takes to be a trooper?
If so, click here!
Medical Self-CertificationEffective January 30, 2012, the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety (DPS) will be adding your medical certification status and the information on your medical examiner's certificate to your Commercial Driver's License System (CDLIS) record.
Temporary Extension for Downgraded CDL Drivers
Oklahoma City- The Department of Public Safety announced today they will begin to implement a temporary extension for CDL holders who have been downgraded due to failure to timely submit an updated medical examiner certificate or complete a self-certification form. The temporary extension will allow applicants to have the downgrade of their CDL removed while giving them until December 31, 2014 to successfully complete all required examinations for their specific class of license.This temporary extension does not waive any applicable fees or any requirements necessary to be issued a new license or maintain a current CDL.
DPS Commissioner Michael C. Thompson stated that he "deeply appreciated the efforts by the personnel assigned to the CDL division who identified an alternative to allow effected CDL drivers more time to comply with the federal requirement."
Governor Mary Fallin thanked the department and Commissioner Michael Thompson for quickly addressing the situation.
"CDL holders are drivers who provide essential services to the state as well as to businesses," said Fallin. "I appreciate the efforts of Commissioner Thompson and his department to accommodate their needs and grant an extension while they work to submit their required paperwork."
Anyone affected by this may contact DPS Driver License Help Desk at (405) 425-2020 and will temporarily have their license upgraded to their previous CDL, (prior to the downgrade) once they provide a self-certification affidavit and/or medical card. If they self-certify as non-excepted interstate, they must also provide a current copy of their medical examiner's certificate.
The Process For Drivers To Follow
Persons that have had his or her CDL downgraded must call (405) 425-2020 or go to the Department of Public Safety's website at www.dps.state.ok.us/dls/ to obtain the Oklahoma Commercial Driver Licensee Medical Self-Citification Affidavit form and the Temporary CDL Medical Requirement Extension form. These forms must be completed in its entirety and returned to the Driver License Services Division via facsimile, (405) 419-2196 emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org ; or presented in person to a Driver License Examiner. A complete copy, front and back, of the required documents must accompany the form.
If the individual does not have access to the above website, or would prefer to telephone the Department, they should call (405) 425-2020. Please keep in mind there are several thousand individuals that have been affected by this downgrade; therefore, it may be difficult in reaching the Department by telephone.
All forms received by facsimile or email will be processed as they are received. The license holder will be notified by telephone or email immediately upon the completion of the upgrade. The Department's goal is to process each upgrade by the close of business of the next business day.
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Veteran Logo Is Now Available On Driver License
The Oklahoma Department of Public Safety would like to remind Oklahoma veterans of the new "Veteran" logo that is available to be placed on the front of qualified veteran's Oklahoma driver license or state identification cards. "Oklahomans have a profound respect and admiration for the men and women who have bravely served our nation. The new veteran designation on state drivers' licenses is a small way in which we can honor their sacrifice and say "thank you" for their service to our state and our nation," Governor Mary Fallin
"We're pleased to announce that changes in the system, and card will allow Oklahoma veterans to identify themselves right on their license by choosing to have a special veteran's insignia added to the card," said DPS Commissioner and Secretary of Safety and Security, Mike Thompson, who also is a decorated Army soldier. "This option will be available after November 1, 2012 and was implemented as a manner in which to honor the men and women of Oklahoma who have served our country," Thompson said.
Retired General and Secretary of Military and Veteran Affairs, Rita Aragon, said that this will be of an advantage to military veterans who often do not have a Veterans Administration identification card because they do not have a disability. "Oklahoma veterans will now be able to present their Oklahoma driver license or state issued identification card that has the "Veteran" status on the front. Veterans can then present those cards to businesses that honor and provide discounts to military veterans," said Aragon. "This is a point of pride for veterans and Oklahoma's way of saying, "thank you for your service!" said Aragon.
Veterans who choose to have the "Veteran" status on their card will have to show proof of military service by providing their DD-214, 215, WWII discharge document, a US Department of Veterans Affairs photo ID card or an Oklahoma Army or Air National Guard NGB Form 22 when renewing or obtaining their identification card or driver license. Tag Agents With Veteran Photo
To book your appointment, visit http://www.ok.gov/dps/exam/scheduler
The Oklahoma Department of Public Safety's to Release Phase II of online scheduling system.
It's all about the experience.
Phase II of the new online scheduling system called is set to be implemented on Monday, October 7, 2013. With Phase II, applicants who are wanting to schedule an online appointment can now schedule for their Class D driving skills test along with other services such as the written learner permit test, CDL renewal and ID cards, etc. at field offices across the state. The new drive test schedule module will be tested at the Oklahoma City I-240 location for a short period of time before it will be made available at the other statewide locations.
This service also offers the opportunity to make appointments online or from their mobile device, while avoiding the inconvenience of standing in line. The online system uses industry-leading security, and only requires drivers to choose an appointment time at their location of choice and provide basic information, such as name, phone number, driver license number, email address.
For even greater flexibility, individuals will be able to choose a location, date and time when they would like to schedule an appointment. Another option is to search for the next available time for a road test. DPS has been working with OK.GOV for several months to implement this new module and are pleased to offer this service to the citizens of Oklahoma.
|*Oklahoma City||728 East I-240 Service Road|
|Edmond||28 East Main|
|Norman||430 N Berry Rd|
|Tulsa Eastgate||14002 E. 21st St Suite A|
|Tulsa West||3190 W. 21st St S.|
|Broken Arrow||1635 S. Main|
* IF ALL APPOINTMENTS ARE FULL FOR A PARTICULAR OFFICE, THAT LOCATION WILL NOT APPEAR AS A CHOICE INT HE MENU. ADDITIONAL APPOINTMENTS ARE ADDED DAILY SO PLEASE CHECK BACK.
To book your appointment visit http://www.ok.gov/dps/exam/scheduler If you encounter issues when trying to book an online appoinment please call 405-425-2020.
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