Requirements for Employment

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  • Applicants must be a citizen of the United States;
  • Have acquired a high school diploma or GED certificate;
  • Must be between 21-45 years of age. (An applicant must be at least 21 years of age, but no older than 45 years of age, on the first day of the Police Academy.);
  • Must pass the Physical Ability Test;
  • Must pass the Law Enforcement Ability Battery (LEAB);
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and proof of liability insurance;
  • Must not be a convicted felon;
  • Driving history must reflect driving habits that are compatible with the safe operation of emergency vehicles;
  • Applicants must have a stable employment and credit history;
  • Must be accepted into the Oklahoma State Police Pension and Retirement System;
  • Must not have any visible tattoos, OKCPD Tattoo Policy Statement

The Oklahoma City Police Department is an equal opportunity employer.  We seek to hire a diverse and highly competent workforce which reflects the community we serve.

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