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The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is now accepting applications for the 62nd Academy. The application period was open from 1 April, 2013 through 30 June, 2013.
Age: Minimum of 23 years of age, but no older than 45 when the academy starts. (January 27, 2014)
Education: Must have an associate degree or a minimum of 62 completed hours from an accredited college or university before the academy starts (January 27, 2014).
Residency: Must be a citizen of the United States.
Applicants who answer "YES" to the following questions will be found unsuitable for employment.
- Have you been convicted two or more times for DUI, DWI, or DUID?
- Have you been convicted of one DUI, DWI, or DUID within the past ten years?
- Have you been charged with a DUI, DWI, or DUID within the past five years?
- Have you had driving privileges legitimately suspended or revoked within the past thirty-six months?
- 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 3 years?
- Have you used marijuana extensively over a substantial period of time?
- Have you used anabolic steroids at all within the last 5 years?
- Have you used anabolic steroids for more than five cycles after February 27, 1991?
- Have you used methamphetamine at all within the last 10 years?
- Have you used methamphetamine more than a total of five (5) occasions in your life?
- Have you used any other illegal drug within the past 5 years?
- Have you used any other illegal drug more than a total of five (5) occasions in your life?
- Have you ever 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 or prosecutorial position, or in a position which carries with it a high level of responsibility or public trust? If you answered "YES" to any of these questions, you should not apply for the position, as you are disqualified.
- Biographical Questionnaire: The Biographical Questionnaire will be e-mailed to all applicants with instructions to return the completed form via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Birth certificate: The birth certificate must be a certified state issued document.
- Education: Must present an associate degree or official transcript showing a minimum of 62 completed hours from an accredited college or university no later than December 15, 2013.
- Military: If applicable, provide DD214 long form.
The following required documents should be presented to Human Resources when applicants arrive for the physical and written tests unless otherwise instructed.
- Law Enforcement Highway Patrol Officer Cadet Salary during academy: $2,766/mo
- Probationary Law Enforcement Highway Patrol Officer Salary: $2,959/mo
- Additional Salary Information
- 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