The Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP) has announced that it will have its 67th Academy in July or August 2021.
The OHP is looking to add 65 men and women to its ranks from the upcoming academy.
Cadets undergo a rigorous program which includes written and physical tests. The academy last for 18 weeks.
Retirements and planned retirements have resulted in a great need for more OHP troopers. There are currently 760 troopers. 900 is the number the OHP is supposed to have. Reports indicate that with the current rate of attrition it could take 10 to 15 years to catch up.
Anyone interested in filling out an application can do so at www.jointheohp.com. The OHP has also changed the way it does the written test, which can be done at any time through a state Career Tech location, https://www.okcareertech.org/.../health.../oklahoma-posse.
Train Like a Trooper is a new recruiting campaign the OHP will be launching soon where the agency will be able to take its physical fitness testing to area schools.
The deadline for submitting an application is Feb. 15, 2021.
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