Police Officer Requirements – Oklahoma
COUNCIL ON LAW ENFORCEMENT EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Requirements for attending training:
In order to complete CLEET approved certification training, officers must meet, at a minimum, the following conditions:
- 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. Be at least 21 years of age prior to certification as a peace officer.
- Must be a United States citizen or in resident alien status, as defined by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
- Must possess a high school diploma or a GED equivalency certificate. (Minimum requirements)
- Must not have been convicted in state or federal court for any felony, crime of moral turpitude, or a crime of domestic violence.
- Must have fingerprint clearance from Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.
- Must have undergone psychological evaluation by the employing agency using a psychological instrument approved by CLEET.
- Must be commissioned or appointed by employing agency prior to attending CLEET approved certification training.
- Must not have been involuntarily committed to an Oklahoma state mental institution.
- Must certify that he or she is physically able to fully participate in and complete all phases of the CLEET Basic Peace Officer Certification Academy as mandated in CLEET rules.
- Must submit all required documentation and enrollment materials.
- Valid driver’s license.
- Acceptance into the Oklahoma State Police Pension and Retirement System.