Police Officer Requirements – Ohio

Minimum Requirements to be a Police Officer in Ohio


  1. Citizen of the United States.
  2. Age: 21 years of age or reach that age by the completion of the academy.
  3. High School graduate or equivalent (GED)
  4. Possess a valid Ohio Driver’s License.
  5. No person convicted of a felony. This may include felony convictions that have been sealed or expunged.

Ohio State Patrol Requirements

The minimum requirements for consideration are:

  • ¬†Must have a high school diploma or GED;
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen;
  • Must be a resident of Ohio
  • Must have a valid driver license;
  • Must be a minimum of 20 years of age and must be able to complete processing and enter an Academy Class before reaching the 35th birthday.