This job is located in the Oklahoma City Police Department and is the entry-level position for all sworn officers.
Prior to initial job assignment, the employee is required to complete college level work in the Police Department Recruit Academy and successfully pass the law enforcement proficiency examination mandated by the Oklahoma Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training (C.L.E.E.T.) for entry level police officers. Applicants must also meet the minimum physical standards set forth by the State of Oklahoma in the Oklahoma Police Pension and Retirement Board Administrative Code.
Upon completion of the Police Department Recruit Academy, the probationary officer is assigned to field duty which consists of both routine and complex law enforcement responsibilities and can include assignment(s) in specialized law enforcement units. This job requires the officer to enforce federal and state laws, city ordinances, case laws and to adhere to departmental policies and procedures and actions on the job can have a strong impact on the safety and welfare of the public. An officer can be involved in situations which result in the loss of life, or in the taking of another person’s life. A police officer is the most visible representative of the local government in a range of public relations functions, including; talking to a variety of groups and individuals, communicating with other law enforcement agencies; and talking with professionals such as judges, lawyers, and doctors. The job is also physically demanding, requiring the stamina and strength to work assigned shifts under all environmental conditions, ride in or drive a motor vehicle safely for extended periods of time, defend himself/herself and others in actual physical combat, occasionally lift and move people or heavy objects, and climb, jump, or otherwise surmount physical obstacles, and run various distances.
$47,460.24 – $66,252.24 Annually
• Be a citizen of the United States.
• 21-45 years of age. Applicants may complete an application and proceed in the hiring process at 20 years of age if they will turn 21 by the start date of the next academy class.
• Valid driver's license.
• Good moral character.
• Suitable emotional stability.
• Acceptance into the Oklahoma State Police Pension and Retirement System.
• High school diploma or GED certificate.