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Need a job? Okla. Highway Patrol is hiring

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Need a job? The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is aggressively looking for qualified applicants.

Currently have more than 300 applications for next year’s patrol school, considerably less than in years past.

“We want to continue providing the citizens of Oklahoma with the very best service from every member of the Department of Public Safety,” DPS Commissioner Michael C.Thompson said. “In order to provide quality service, we must recruit large numbers of qualified applicants to fill those positions.”

To be considered for employment as a state trooper, applicants must be a U.S. citizen, at least 23 but no older than 45 at the start of the academy. 

They must have a clean background and possess an associate degree or have a minimum of 62 completed hours from an accredited college or university before the academy starts.

“Patrol academies are necessary to providing quality policing directed at achieving safer roadways and reducing crime,” Chief of Patrol Colonel Kerry Pettingill said. “It is imperative we recruit quality applicants to keep up with the changing demands of our state and continue providing excellent service to the public.”

They are accepting applications through June 30.

Interested in becoming an Oklahoma State Trooper? Visit their website www.ohptroopers.com or call the DPS Human Resources Division at (405) 425-2424.