Ohio State Highway Patrol looking to recruit cadets


MARYSVILLE — The Ohio State Highway Patrol is looking for men and women who want to train at one of the nation’s best police training academies.

Last July, the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies conferred national accreditation on the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Training Academy, located in Columbus. In so doing, the Patrol became only the fifth state highway patrol or state police agency in the country to have an accredited academy.

At the Patrol’s Training Academy, cadets receive college-level instruction in Ohio laws, human relations, and crash investigation. They also learn arrest techniques, self-defense, firearms, defensive driving, and many other topics. The cadets will go through approximately six months of training, during which time they will be paid.

“For our Division, Academy staff and the citizens of Ohio, this national accreditation reinforces that the Patrol has one of the best training academies in the country,” said Lieutenant Shawn Cook, Marysville Post Commander. “It shows that we are conducting law enforcement training at an elite level. For troopers, to know the Academy and the training being provided is nationally accredited and meets all the standards adds to the credibility of their position when they are testifying in court or appearing as a subject-matter expert in an official law enforcement capacity.”

The Ohio State Highway Patrol employs highly-motivated and well-trained professionals who are committed to providing quality service to those who live, visit, and do business in the great state of Ohio.

Anyone interested in becoming a member of the Patrol can log onto https://statepatrol.ohio.gov/recruit/index.aspx. Those interested must go through a selective process to become cadets with the Patrol, including a physical and written test, among other requirements.

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