The Ohio State Highway Patrol is looking for women and men to become Patrol Cadets.
Applicants must go through a selection process, according to a press release from Lieutenant Chris Chesar, commander of Marietta Post.
The process includes a physical and written test, among other requirements. Those selected will undergo approximately six months of training at the Patrol Training Academy in Columbus. During this time, they will be paid.
Cadets receive college-level instruction in Ohio law, human relations, and accident investigation, among other things. They also study arrest techniques, self-defense, firearms, safe driving and a range of other topics, according to a press release.
Chesar said that if there are spaces available, the Highway Patrol will try to find employees within 50 miles of where they live, if possible.
Interested persons must be at least 21 years old at the time of graduation from the academy and must enter the academy before they turn 40 years old.
Chesar said that the work at the academy is serious, but it is doable. According to him, those who will be trained at the academy have the resilience and desire to do their job.
Anyone interested in more information can contact the local post office at 740-374-5616 or visit the Marietta Post Office at Ohio 7 in Reno.
“We’d love to talk to them,” Chesar said.
The Cambridge County Human Resources Department can also be contacted at 740-439-7514 or at www.statepatrol.ohio.gov.
“The Ohio Highway Patrol has highly motivated and well-trained professionals who are committed to providing quality service to those who live, visit and do business in the great state of Ohio,” said Capt. Stephen Ryan, Cambridge District Commander. “Our core values serve as the foundation for everything we do.”