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OHIO STATE HIGHWAY PATROL
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Patrol Auxiliary (Volunteer Force)
The Ohio State Highway Patrol Auxiliary is an all-volunteer force that provides assistance to troopers in the course of their duties. Crash scene and traffic stop assistance, traffic control, disaster relief and special detail support are among the duties of an Auxiliary officer.
The OSHP Auxiliary was formed in 1942 when many commissioned troopers began entering the armed forces during World War II. At that time, membership was limited to members of the American Legion, which was largely made up of war veterans unlikely to be drafted into service.
After the war, the Auxiliary was a critical component of Ohio's Civil Defense Plan, with officers assigned to vital crossroads to assist with evacuation and convoy movement.
Today, Auxiliary members contribute thousands of hours in an assortment of functions. Each is required to log a minimum of 120 hours per year to remain active. Current requirements to become an Auxiliary are:
Ohio Resident with valid Ohio driver license
Age 21-57 (except for retired OSHP officers)
Good physical condition
Weight proportionate to height
No felony convictions
Pass a background investigation
Pre-employment polygraph exam
Ability to communicate in a clear manner
Availability for training and service
Applicants must pass a medical exam, which must be conducted by a physician at their own expense. Applicants must also pass written and physical tests. Auxiliary members are required to conform to grooming standards and purchase a uniform.
If you apply to become an Auxiliary Officer, a physical agility test will determine your ability to perform tasks required of an Auxiliary. These tests will be conducted at a Highway Patrol Post or Headquarters in your area and consist of:
Tire Change Exercise –
This exercise is not to test your skills at changing a tire,but to make sure your physical strength is sufficient to handle the equipment.
Automobile Push –
A regular patrol car must be pushed by hand, on foot, for 30 feet from a stopped position with the
engine off and the gears in neutral.
Run/Walk Endurance Test –
You will run and/or walk the entire length of a one and a half mile course.
A background investigation will be conducted to determine your suitability for selection as an Auxiliary. The following issues in your background could result in your application’s rejection:
• Felony or domestic violence conviction;
• Conviction for drug-related violation;
• Excessive use of alcohol;
• Anti-social behavior;
• Poor driving record, (i.e., numerous crashes or moving violations).
Please direct questions regarding this job to OSPAux@dps.ohio.gov
Jobs close at 11:59 PM (Eastern) on the deadline date specified, or when the position capacity has been met, or unless otherwise specified in the announcement. It is the applicant's responsibility to thoroughly read and understand the deadline requirements and capacity limits as outlined by the agency.