Become a
Leader

Troopers are eligible to begin the promotional process with three years of service. We take leadership training seriously.

Our process starts with an introduction to the skills you will need as a supervisor. Mentors will teach you more about leadership and operations. A selection of electives will improve your management abilities.

How far you go is up to you, but every step of the way, our career development program will provide you with feedback to improve your performance and increase your professional development.

Highway Patrol Trooper

The purpose of the Highway Patrol Trooper is to enforce traffic laws and investigate criminal incidents and violations of certain laws within statutory jurisdiction. Troopers enforce traffic laws and investigate crashes and criminal incidents within statutory jurisdiction and/or perform one technical or specialized function related to law enforcement operations as assigned.


Highway Patrol Sergeant

The Highway Patrol Sergeant requires thorough knowledge of Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper methods, procedures and traffic safety practices. Sergeants supervise highway patrol troopers and support staff activities on their assigned shift. Sergeants perform, coordinate, and oversee technical or specialized functions related to day-to-day trooper operations.


Highway Patrol Lieutenant

The Highway Patrol Lieutenant requires thorough knowledge of Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper methods, procedures and traffic safety practices in order to, at Highway Patrol Post, act as post commander, manage all line, and staff operations of highway patrol post.

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At General Headquarters location, act as administrative assistant to staff lieutenant, captain or higher ranking uniform officer. Also, participate in the implementation of statewide highway patrol program policies and procedures, coordinate technical/specialty area, and supervise assigned staff.


Highway Patrol Staff Lieutenant

The Highway Patrol Staff Lieutenant requires thorough knowledge of Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper methods, procedures and traffic safety practices.

At District Headquarters location, supervise lieutenants, sergeants, troopers, assigned staff in district headquarters operations, provide district-wide administrative oversight, technical assistance to post commanders, sergeants, troopers, lower-level supervisors, support staff at district-wide post sites and in absence of captain act as district commander;

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At General Headquarters location, act as assistant section commander in technical or specialty area, participate in formulation, implementation of state-wide highway patrol policies and procedures, and supervise assigned staff. Also at General Headquarters location, provide complex administrative assistance to higher-level administrator on statewide highway patrol programs, programmatic operations and supervise assigned staff.


Highway Patrol Captain

The Highway Patrol Captain requires thorough knowledge of trooper methods, procedures, traffic safety practices, investigation methods, practices. Also, possess considerable knowledge of supervisory/management principles, and techniques.

At General Headquarters location, direct and coordinate day-to-day activities of assigned office, assist Highway Patrol Major or other higher-level manager with office programs, supervise staff lieutenants, lieutenants and/or related uniform or non-uniform staff, participate in formulation, implementation of statewide office policies, and procedures;

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At District Headquarters location, act as district commander of highway patrol district and administer overall district-wide activities of district-wide highway patrol post operations, administer, manage and coordinate overall activities/operations of district headquarters operation and supervise staff lieutenants, troopers and related lower-level uniform and non-uniform staff


Highway Patrol Major

The Highway Patrol Major requires extensive knowledge of trooper methods, procedures, investigation methods, practices, traffic safety principles, practices, supervisory/management principles, and techniques.

At General Headquarters location, plan, direct, coordinate activities of highway patrol office, supervise lower-level supervisors, support personnel, act as management hearing officer for grievance hearings, pre-disciplinary hearings, formulate, implement statewide policies and procedures to ensure compliance with provisions of Ohio Revised Code, Ohio Administrative Code and local, state and federal criminal regulations


Highway Patrol Lieutenant Colonel

The Highway Patrol Lieutenant Colonel requires extensive knowledge of trooper methods, procedures, investigation methods, practices, traffic safety principles, practices, supervisory/management/administrative principles, techniques in order to: act as assistant superintendent, administer, and coordinate staff/administration side of highway patrol division;

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Act as assistant superintendent, administer and coordinate line/operational side of highway patrol division, formulate, implement statewide highway patrol division program policies, plan, and direct, coordinate division's legislative, budgetary and financial programs, and assume duties of Highway Patrol Colonel, in their absence.


Highway Patrol Colonel

The Highway Patrol Colonel works under administrative direction from director of Public Safety and requires extensive knowledge of trooper methods, procedures, investigation methods, practices, traffic safety principles, management, supervisory principles and techniques in order to serve as superintendent of State Highway Patrol, administer overall operations of Division of State Highway Patrol per Sections 5503.01-5503.33 of Ohio Revised Code.