Ohio Investigative Unit Enforcement Agent


The Ohio Investigative Unit is a statewide law enforcement agency responsible for enforcing Ohio’s alcohol, tobacco and food stamp fraud laws.

Enforcement agents work undercover and must be adept at playing any role that will allow them to blend in with the clientele of the premises that is under investigation.

Candidates who are not Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy certified will be required to attend the Basic Peace Officer Academy and will live at the Ohio State Highway Patrol Training Academy for nearly six months and complete extensive training covering:


To be considered for training, you must:

Career opportunities include:



Other benefits include

Effective July 1, 2017, starting base pay for an enforcement agent is $22.74 an hour, which is $47,299 a year.   • Two to six weeks of vacation per year
• 10 paid days of sick leave per year
• Four personal leave days per year
Agents receive 75 cents per hour added for shift differential pay for hours worked between 5 p.m. and 6 a.m.   • 10 paid holidays per year
• Paid dental and vision plan
• State paid life insurance
Authorized overtime (more than 40 hours a week) will be paid at 1.5 times the hourly rate. Agents must request pay or compensatory time for overtime hours.   • Health care plan
• Workers’ compensation protection
• Occupational injury leave
• Tuition reimbursement program
• Tactical uniforms, clothing allowance and equipment provided

To be accepted for training, an individual must successfully complete:

Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy certified candidates must attend a three-week orientation held at the Ohio State Highway Patrol Training Academy.

If you have any questions, you may contact:

1970 W. Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio 43223

For more information, visit the Ohio Investigative Unit web site.