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Professional Standards

The Professional Standard Section provides guidance to commanders regarding interpretation and application of the four Collective Bargaining Agreements in which the Division has employees. Section employees handle all steps of the grievance procedure up to and including serving as Employer Advocates at arbitration.

In addition:

  • Members of the section review administrative investigations and make disciplinary recommendations for rule violations committed by employees. The employees of the section serve as liaisons between the Division, the Union(s) and the Office of Collective Bargaining.
  • A member of the section serves as a member of the statewide Labor Relations Advisory Committee.
  • A member of the section serves as the coordinator for the Random Drug Testing Program for the Department.
  • The section assists with the administration of the Health and Physical Fitness Program. The section also instructs classes on work rules and labor relations to dispatchers, cadets, troopers and newly promoted lieutenants.
  • Members from this section take suggestions from the field, draft contractual language and serve on the employer's team during contract negotiations between the state and the Ohio State Troopers Association and the Fraternal Order of Police.
  • Members from the section also serve as representatives for the Employer during Labor Management Committee meetings.

Administrative Investigation Unit

The Administrative Investigative Unit is responsible for conducting and overseeing the Division's administrative investigations, response to resistance/pursuit cases and Patrol car crashes.

Testing and Assessment Services

The Testing and Assessment Services Unit oversees the talent management and organizational effectiveness programs through cutting edge solutions grounded in research to support the mission of the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Working hand-in-hand with our customers, we provide the following programs:

  • Leadership Development: Using batteries of assessment tools, strengths and weaknesses are defined to develop our employees and ensure a seamless succession plan.
  • Organization Development (OD): OD Interventions are methodologies and approaches to strategic planning, organization design, leadership development, change management, performance management, coaching, diversity, and team building that focus on achieving results through people.
  • Proficiency Tests: Comprehensive exams used to determine if the applicant meets and is proficient in the minimum qualifications.
  • Work Sample Assessments: Testing simulations of what the applicant must do on the job (e.g., use Excel).
  • Assessment Centers: Testing simulations used to identify employees for supervisory positions.

Staffing Services and Benefits

Staffing Services coordinates Division position postings with section and field commanders, who assist with Division hiring and selection interviews when necessary. The review of all transfer requests (including hardship transfers) are conducted by this office, with the exception of transfers of troopers in conjunction with Academy class assignments. The review and monitoring of residency requirements are performed as needed for sworn personnel. In addition, the Member Assistance Team is activated and directed through this unit.

Ohio ASSIST is a post critical incident seminar that provides counseling, peer support, and education for Ohio's safety services personnel, their families, retirees and coworkers. More

Contact Us

Call #677 or click HERE to email.

Physical Location & Certified Mail Address
Ohio State Highway Patrol
1970 West Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio 43223

Mailing Address
Ohio State Highway Patrol
PO Box 182074
Columbus, Ohio 43218-2074

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