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What are you going to do?
Contribute to a Safer Ohio

Meet A Recruiter

The Patrol is not accepting applications for the position of Highway Patrol Cadet. Contact your local recruiter for more information.


Lt. William Menendez
1-866-TROOPER

Commander of the Patrol's Recruitment Section


Tpr. Chris Fitzgerald
614-800-7235

Responsible for northwestern Ohio: Allen, Crawford, Defiance, Erie, Fulton, Hancock, Hardin, Henry, Huron, Lucas, Marion, Morrow, Ottawa, Paulding, Putnam, Sandusky, Seneca, Van Wert, Wood, Williams and Wyandot, counties.


Tpr. Joran Cottom

(614) 800-7110

Responsible for northeastern Ohio: Ashland, Ashtabula, Carroll, Columbiana, Coshocton, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Harrison, Holmes, Jefferson, Knox, Lake, Lorain, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Richland, Stark, Summit, Trumbull, Tuscarawas and Wayne, counties.


Tpr. Tawonna Woods-Hutton
(614) 800-7220


Responsible for central and southeastern Ohio: Athens, Belmont, Delaware, Fairfield, Franklin, Gallia, Guernsey, Hocking, Jackson, Lawence, Licking, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Muskingum, Noble, Perry, Pickaway, Pike, Ross, Scioto, Vinton and Washington counties. Also responsible for out of state applicants.


Tpr. Richard Milstead
(614) 800-7257

Responsible for southwestern Ohio: Adams,Auglaize, Brown, Butler, Champaign, Clark, Clermont, Clinton, Darke, Fayette, Greene, Hamilton, Highland, Logan, Madison, Mercer, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, Shelby, Union and Warren counties.

Why OSHP


    The Ohio State Highway Patrol is a statewide law enforcement agency charged with the responsibility of enforcing traffic and criminal laws on public roadways and on state-owned or leased property within Ohio.

    The Patrol is also responsible for vehicle inspections, school bus inspections, commercial vehicle weigh stations, conducting aircraft and vehicle crash investigations, and providing security for state facilities.

    Troopers are expected to live by core values each day. Our "Core Values" are what make an Ohio State trooper what he or she is. They are simple, yet very important, and are the foundation upon which a new trooper can become a consummate public servant.

    The core values of the Highway Patrol are:

    Honesty - The single most reliable mark of a trooper's value is to be able to admit when he/she is wrong and go forward.

    Sense of Urgency - Troopers realize the importance of prompt response to crashes and calls for service.

    Attention to Detail - If it is worth doing, it's worth doing thoroughly. Attention to detail is the mark of a good public servant.

    Team Oriented - Members of the Patrol -- and members of the law enforcement community in general -- are a team, of which the individual components are not as valuable as the whole.

    Professionalism - Being professional means being punctual, courteous, prepared, and well-groomed. It also means having and showing respect for every person a trooper encounters.

    Adaptability - Troopers must maintain flexibility with a high degree of performance. A trooper's job is never the same from one day to the next – a trooper must be able to make changes and still perform the job to the highest degree.

    Self-Discipline - or stated another way, Accountability. Every trooper must recognize what job needs to be done, and then do that job well. Law enforcement officers have a responsibility to those they serve to be accountable for their actions.

    Performance Driven - Being performance driven means working hard. Troopers are driven to perform because success is measured in both quantity and quality. We are constantly reminded of our department mission...to save lives, reduce injuries and economic losses on the streets and highways of Ohio.

    Officer Safety – It is imperative this core value be instilled in our troopers. They must maintain a high level of awareness in every situation.

    In order to carry on the fine tradition of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, these core values are instilled into each and every one of our new recruits, and continually reinforced to all of our officers.

    From the ranks of its road troopers, the Patrol trains and maintains a number of officers in specialized law enforcement positions.

    Among these are: plainclothes investigators; traffic and drug interdiction teams and canine officers; commercial enforcement coordinators, inspectors, and crash reconstructionists. The Patrol also maintains a special response team, comprised of troopers who are specially trained in weapons and chemical agent use, extraction techniques, and rapid response methods.