Do You Have What It Takes To Become An Ohio State Trooper?

By Maureen Mespell

May 21, 2012 Updated May 21, 2012 at 5:48 PM EDT

Van Wert, OH (Indiana's NewsCenter) -- Ohio State Highway Patrol is looking for people who have what it takes to become a state trooper.

Twenty nine weeks of intense academy training to prepare those interested not only physically but mentally as well.

Recruiters will be scheduling visits at local Highway Patrol Posts to meet with anyone who is interested in a career with the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Applications and informational packets will be available to be filled out on site for the position of Trooper.

Highway Patrol Academy Classes will be held: September 12, 2012, November 7, 2012, and February 2013.

Applicants must meet the minimum requirements:

Must be a U.S. Citizen
Between the ages 20 to 34
Hold a valid driver's license
Have a high school diploma or GED

To be accepted for training the applicant must take and pass a written entrance exam, background investigation, polygraph investigation, medical examination, physical fitness assessment, and a psychological evaluation. Once accepted into the training academy the Highway Patrol Cadet will undergo strenuous physical activity and testing and be required to pass several areas of study. This includes firearms, emergency vehicle operations, self-defense, first aid and CPR, and numerous other areas of law enforcement training.

For more information on how to apply to become an Ohio State Trooper, click here.

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