OSHP Recruiting in Marietta

By: Brittany Lowe Email
By: Brittany Lowe Email

The Ohio State Highway Patrol recruiters made a visit to Marietta... looking for people who have what it takes.

Across the state the OSHP troopers say they're looking for dedicated people to help contribute to a safer Ohio.

"In recruitment we're looking for those who have what we call the intestinal fortitude to get through out training academy. It is very intense it is paramilitary, you you got to have kind of the 'stuff' to be in law enforcement in general. So we're looking for people with a good background, decent clean backgrounds, good head on their shoulder, that kinda thing," explains OSHP Recruiter, Trooper Vince Shirey.

Recruiters say those with the ambition to become a trooper will be regularly giving back to the community, taking impaired drivers off the road ways and getting drugs off the street.

"If you're looking for a job, if you want a j-o-b, the State Highway Patrol is not for you, it's more for a career, you feel like you're going to give back to the community, I don't want to say donate, but once you're a trooper, once you're in law enforcement, I feel like you're coming to work and you're getting paid to do a fantastic, awesome job that most people desire to have and don't ever get a chance to do so," says Shirey.

Classes coming up in the next year: September 12, 2012, November 7, 2012, and February 2013.

Minimum Requirements
-U.S. Citizen
-Between the ages of 20 and 34 years old.
-Valid Drivers License
-High school diploma or GED

To be accepted for training:
-3 hour written entrance exam
-background investigation
-polygraph investigation
-medical examination
-physical fitness assessment
-psychological evaluation

Any questions? contact 1-614-466-6019 or email beatrooper@dps.state.oh.us

To apply visit: www.statepatrol.ohio.gov and click on the "Be A Trooper" link.

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