- Age: 21 - 45 years of age (See below)
- Education: 30 - 60 hours of college credit (See below)
- Experience: None required.
Age: Applicant must be 21 years of age, and not over 45 years of age (unless prior member of the Oklahoma Police Pension and Retirement System).
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 military service with nothing less then an honorable discharge; or two (2) years prior law enforcement experience with a Police Department which has 25 or more certified full time Police Officers. An official transcript from your college or university, verifying the number of credit hours you have obtained, MUST BE INCLUDED WITH YOUR APPLICATION.
License and Certifications: Valid driver’s license. (Out-of-state applicants must obtain an Oklahoma Driver’s license as required by Police Department, if selected.)
Knowledge: Must be able to learn law enforcement theory and practice in order to function as an effective police officer.
Skills: 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.
Mental and Physical Abilities: Ability to obtain CLEET certification. Must be able to perform work in emergency situations involving hazardous conditions and use discretion in taking action. Ability to analyze complex and unknown situations, determine alternative strategies, and draw conclusions. Must be able to perform effectively during prolonged periods of stress. Physical ability to run after/apprehend suspects and strength to maintain control over unruly suspects. Ability to lift and carry moderately heavy (25-50 lb.) to heavy (50-100 lb.) materials, supplies and equipment. 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.
To register for upcoming testing session, visit our website at: www.NormanOK.gov