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Police Officer (56th Academy)

The minimum qualifications for Police Officer are as follows:

  • Must be at least 21 and not over 45 years of age (unless prior member of the Oklahoma Police Pension and Retirement System)
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Sixty (60) college credit hours from an accredited college or university (Thirty (30) college credit hours may be waived if:  three (3) years of military service and honorable discharge, or two (2) years prior law enforcement experience with arrest powers)
  • Valid driver’s license (out-of-state applicants must obtain an Oklahoma Driver’s license if selected)
  • Able to perform the essential duties of a Police Officer

Applications and supporting documents are available for download at

Posting Information
Police - Patrol
201-B West Gray
Any of four shifts
$48,712 - $52.687 Annually (DOE)
Date Posted: 
Mon, 10/02/2017 - 8:00am
Closing Date: 
Fri, 12/15/2017 - 5:00pm
Job Description
Enforce state and federal laws, city ordinances, and traffic laws; operate a law enforcement vehicle; make arrests on criminal and traffic related offenses and obtain information for required reports; use a firearm proficiently; conduct criminal investigations; conduct vehicle accident investigations; communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; engage in law enforcement patrol functions; respond immediately to emotional, high stress, or physically taxing situations without warning; and perform related duties as required.
Working Conditions: 
Exposed to unknown and dangerous conditions. Required to adhere to a high standard of personal appearance, morals, ethics, and conduct. Drives vehicles under dangerous and hazardous conditions. Exposed to inclement weather conditions. Exposed to potentially hazardous diseases and materials. May be required to work variations in hours of assignment, duration, and scheduling.
Job Requirements
Education and Experience: 
High school diploma or equivalent plus sixty (60) college credit hours from an accredited college or university. The department will waive thirty (30) hours of the college requirement if you have three (3) years of active duty military service with nothing less then an honorable discharge; or two (2) years prior law enforcement experience with arrest powers. Applicant must have completed the required college hours by December 15, 2017. OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT(S) FROM EACH COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY ATTENDED, verifying the number of credit hours obtained, MUST BE INCLUDED WITH YOUR APPLICATION.
Must be able to learn law enforcement theory and practice in order to function as an effective police officer.
Working and interacting with others. Performing strenuous physical activities for long periods of time. Controlling personal emotions and reactions. Communicating verbally and in writing. Performing effectively in stressful and emergency situations. Operating police vehicle and equipment.
License and/or Certification: 
Valid driver’s license. (Out-of-state applicants must obtain an Oklahoma Driver’s license, as required by Police Department, if selected.)
Mental & Physical: 
Ability to obtain CLEET certification. Perform work in emergency situations involving hazardous conditions and use discretion in taking action. Analyze complex and unknown situations, determine alternative strategies, and draw conclusions. Perform effectively during prolonged periods of stress. Physical ability and strength and endurance to run after/apprehend/gain/sustain control over or move unruly suspects. Physical ability to climb, jump, crawl or otherwise surmount physical obstacles, as well as run for various distances. Ability to lift and carry moderately heavy (25-50 lbs) to heavy (50-100 lbs) materials, supplies and equipment. Ability to maintain regular, predictable and punctual attendance.
Additional Information: 

Selected applicants must pass extensive background investigation, physical ability test, polygraph, psychological test, physical examination, drug screen, and must be able to meet the requirements of the Oklahoma Police Pension and Retirement System.