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The 62nd Oklahoma Highway Patrol Academy

The 62nd Oklahoma Highway Patrol Academy


Academy Life

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol academy is very structured, consistent with the para-military organization of the Patrol. During academy training, cadets will be challenged academically, physically, and mentally. A typical day begins with physical training, drill and ceremony, and inspections, prior to the classroom instruction. The evening hours are used for course studies, assignment completions, practical exercises, and preparation for the following day. The workdays for cadets vary from 12 to 18 hours. Cadets going into an academy are strongly encouraged to be in top physical condition. This will assist them in achieving the success of completion.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol academy is 20 weeks in length. Cadets reside at the academy, located at the Robert R. Lester Training Center, 3600 N. Martin Luther King Blvd. in Oklahoma City, for the duration of the academy.



First Day


Flag Detail


2 February


PT - 7 February


3rd Deck - 7 February


Accident Training - 13 February


Shotgun Class - 15 February


PT - 15 February


PT Run- 15 February


Flag Detail - 15 February


First Inspection - 15 February


Second Inspection - 15 February


Families Waiting For Cadets - 15 February


First Liberty - 15 February


Crimescene Setup - 24 February


Black And Gold - 27 February


Warm Up - 27 February


Fight Night - 27 February


Bomb Range - 17 March


Wet School - 27 March


OSBI - 5 March


Burns Flat Crash Scenario - 3 April


Veterans Night - 3 April


Defensive Tactics - 17 April


Burns Flat Shotgun Training - 1 May


Defensive Tactics Week 2 - 6 May


OC Spray - 7 May


LETD - 21 April


Rifle Range - 23 May