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Patrol hosting seminar geared to recruit women

COLUMBUS — The Ohio State Highway Patrol will host a seminar for women interested in becoming troopers. The seminar will be at the Ohio State Highway Patrol Academy located at 740 E. 17th St. Columbus at 10 a.m. on April 14. Space is limited to 100.

The seminar is an opportunity for potential applicants to meet female troopers from each of the ranks and hear about their successful careers, learn about expectations of living and training at the Academy, and understand the application process. Applications will be available for completion.

“Many women who would be fantastic candidates for the patrol are turned off by the misconception that law enforcement isn’t a place for them,” said Lt. Amy Ivy. “At this seminar, we’ll show them that idea simply isn’t true.”

To register for the seminar, call 1-866-TROOPER.

The minimum requirements for the position of trooper:

• United States citizen

• 20 – 34 years of age

• High school diploma or GED

• Ohio resident (upon graduation)

• Valid operator’s license

For additional details about the application process and processing requirements please visit statepatrol.ohio.gov. You can also contact the recruitment section by email at ADRecruit@dps.ohio.gov or by phone at 1-866-TROOPER.