The department has a central police station and five sub-stations with more than 2,500 police reporting districts which average 1/4 square mile.
Oklahoma City Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The goal of the Oklahoma City Police Department is to select the best possible applicants for employment. Therefore, completion and advancement through the application process is based on ability and competition with other applicants.
Upon completion of each phase applicants will be contacted if they are to advance to additional steps.
How to apply
Mail or Return the completed application and applicant questionnaire, a copy of your valid State Driver's License to:
OCPD Recruiting Office
800 N. Portland
Oklahoma City, OK 73107
Oklahoma City Police Headquarters
701 Colcord Drive
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Additional Return only locations:
Hefner Briefing Station
3924 N. W. 122nd Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73120
Will Rogers Briefing Station
3112 N. Grand Blvd.
Oklahoma City, OK 73112
Santa Fe Briefing Station
9000 S. Santa Fe Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73139
Springlake Briefing Station
4014 N. Prospect Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73111
You will be contacted by mail when your application has been received.
Applicants are responsible for keeping their address and phone information current with the Recruiting Unit. This information will not be taken over the phone - you must bring it in, mail it in, fax it in, or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Physical Fitness Evaluation
Applicants will participate in a series of strength-related exercises and timed running events. Failure to achieve the required fitness level in any category will result in disqualification from further processing at that time. Applicants who fail are allowed to retest after six months.
All or part of the physical fitness evaluation may be administered again, prior to the beginning of recruit training, to ensure the applicant has maintained a proper fitness level.
Academy Aptitude Test
You must pass this test with a minimum score of 70%.
This timed exam covers five areas:
If applicant fails the test, they may retake it one additional time within a 12-month period.
Background Investigation Book
Applicants who successfully complete the preceding phases, and are selected to continue processing, will be required to complete a Background Investigation Book. A Photostat copy of the following is required, if applicable:
Applicant Stability Rating Procedure
After completing the background book the applicant will be scheduled for an appointment with the coordinator. The coordinator will review the book and interview the applicant to establish a stability rating.
Applicants selected to proceed will be scheduled for a polygraph examination with the police department examiner.
Applicants that have successfully completed the above steps, and who are selected for continued processing, will be given a thorough background investigation. At the conclusion of the background investigation, the recruiter will notify the applicant of their board date and time, or their ineligibility to proceed further at this time and any opportunities for re-application.
Employment Assessment Board
The assessment board's responsibility is to assess the applicant's qualities, personal characteristics and ability to perform as a police officer. A list of acceptable applicants is referred to the Chief of Police for his review. An applicant rejected at this stage will be notified by the Recruiter of this decision and advised of any opportunities for re-application.
The Chief of Police selects the applicants who will attend the Police Academy, pending successful completion of the medical examination and the Minnesota Multiphastic Personality Inventory (MMPI) exam. Should the Chief of Police reject an applicant, they will be notified by the Recruiter of this decision and advised of any opportunities for re-application.
Applicants will be evaluated for psychological suitability. This evaluation will include the completion of the California Personality Inventory (CPI). Selected applicants will undergo a comprehensive psychological evaluation by a trained psychologist.
Applicants must meet the Oklahoma Police Pension and Retirement System Physical Standards. The Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) will also be administered.
Oklahoma City Police Department Academy
Hired applicants will begin employment as a Police Recruit in the Oklahoma City Police Department. An academy lasts approximately 28 weeks and is a non-residential academy. You are a paid employee while you attend and your uniforms and equipment are supplied to you.
Field Training Program
Upon successful completion of the academy, the recruit is assigned to a field training officer for approximately 4 months and must meet the minimum standards established by the FTO Program.
Applications are accepted year round. Your application is considered active for two years, unless you withdraw it. Should you not be selected for employment, your recruiter will notify you.
The police recruit will attend the Oklahoma City Police Department Recruit Training Academy. The course of instruction includes:
Upon successful completion of the academy, the recruit will be a
C.L.E.E.T. * Certified Police Officer and eligible for up to 30 college credit hours. After graduation from the Academy, the recruit is assigned to a field-training officer for approximately 4 months and must meet the minimum standards established by the FTO Program.
*Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training
After three years of service, an officer may apply for duty in specialized assignments. Acceptance is based on the education, experience, training and evaluation of the officer seeking the special assignment to fields such as:
Career Development is also encouraged through a College Tuition Reimbursement Program and Educational Incentive Pay.
Officers who have successfully completed the Academy and the Field Training Program may be eligible to participate in the College Tuition Reimbursement Program. Eligible Officers will be reimbursed 100% of their tuition costs for courses which are satisfactorily completed with a grade of C minus or above up to a maximum of $1000.00 per semester.
Educational Incentive Pay is addressed on the following page under Police Pay Plan.
|Recruit pay range||
|Officer pay range||
|Sergeant pay range||
Recruit Step A is the entry-level salary. Recruit Step B increase is received upon graduation from the police academy. Officer Step A increase is received one year after graduation from the academy. Each subsequent year after graduation you will receive an additional step raise until top pay for the range has been reached. This pay plan does not reflect longevity or college incentive pay.
Educational incentive pay is as follows:
Payment begins one month after graduation from an academy.
The standards are universal. There is no deviation in regard to sex, age or weight. The listed times or repetitions are the minimums which must be achieved by each applicant.
Although not required, we strongly suggest participants consult with their own medical doctor, as to their current physical condition, to determine their individual ability to perform these assessments.
Headphones will not be allowed.
|300 Meter Run||68 seconds|
|Sit Up||27 in 1 minute|
|Standard Push Up (no time limit)||18|
|1.5 mile run
This is a run - no walking allowed
|15 minutes 20 seconds|