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Ohio State Highway Patrol Recruiting for New Troopers

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The Ohio State Highway Patrol is currently seeking candidates to become new troopers in the patrol.

Applicants MUST be or have:

  • United States Citizen
  • 20 to 34 years of age
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Valid Drivers License (Ohio residency must be established prior to commission)

Trainees will complete a prescribed curriculum of intensive academy training. During this time, Trainees are paid $18.66/hr. and receive benefits while in training. Trainees reside at the Academy 24 hrs/day and 5 days/week. Trainees will be subject to working during these hours, but will be compensated for 40 hours of work, as completed.

Possible disqualifiers: Recently used any drug of abuse that was not prescribed by a physician; recently used marijuana; ever sold or established a pattern of abuse of any felony drug of abuse; pleaded guilty or no contest to, or had a conviction for, driving under the influence of alcohol and or drugs within the past five years or more than one charge ever; currently in the pretrial process for any criminal charge other than a traffic violation; currently have six or more points on a driving record in any jurisdiction; ever been convicted of or pleaded guilty or no contest to aggravated vehicular homicide or aggravated vehicular assault; failed to meet the requirements of child support statutes, or a court order relating to the subject, due to a reason other than an inability to pay; ever been an instigator in any act covered in Chapter 2907 Sex Offenses of the Ohio Revised Code; ever been convicted of domestic violence or a domestic violence related offense.

Join Litter Media LIVE- Special Edition at 10am Tuesday, July 26th as we interview Captain Craig Cvetan, the recently appointed Ohio State Highway Patrol Commander of the Jackson District Headquarters. He will be speaking about his new appointment and the Patrol’s effort to recruit candidates for the State Patrol Cadet Academy.

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Patrol’s Staff Lt. Promoted Captain of Jackson State Patrol Post

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(Jackson) – On May 22, Staff Lieutenant Craig S. Cvetan was promoted to the rank of captain by Colonel Richard S. Fambro, Patrol superintendent. Captain Cvetan recently transferred from his previous assignment in the Office of Security Services to serve as commander of the Jackson District Headquarters.

Captain Cvetan began his Patrol career in May 1997 as a member of the 129th Academy Class. He earned his commission in November of that year and was assigned to the Lancaster Post. In 2000, he was selected as Post Trooper of the Year. In 2003, he was promoted to the rank of sergeant and transferred to the Athens Post to serve as an assistant post commander. As a sergeant, he also served at the Granville and Lancaster posts. In 2009, he was promoted to the rank of lieutenant and transferred to the Springfield Post to serve as commander. As a lieutenant, he also served at the Lancaster Post and the Public Affairs Unit. In 2016, he was promoted to the rank of staff lieutenant and transferred to the Critical Communications Center. As a staff lieutenant, he also served in the Public Affairs Unit and as the Patrol’s Legislative Liaison.  

Captain Cvetan served in the United States Army from 1992 to 2000. He earned a certificate in advanced leadership training from The Ohio State University’s John Glenn College of Public Affairs, Public Safety Leadership Academy in 2013.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is an internationally accredited agency whose mission is to protect life and property, promote traffic safety and provide professional public safety services with respect, compassion, and unbiased professionalism.

State Patrol Increases Presence Over July 4th Holiday

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(OSP Release) – The Ohio State Highway Patrol will be highly visible and cracking down on impaired drivers during the Fourth of July holiday reporting period, which begins at 12 a.m. on Friday, July 1 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, July 4.

The Patrol’s zero-tolerance policy is part of the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over and Operation CARE enforcement campaigns aimed at removing impaired drivers from the roadways.

Many Fourth of July celebrations involve alcohol, which increases the possibility of impaired driving. Therefore, the Patrol urges motorists to drive carefully and follow all traffic laws.

During last year’s Fourth of July reporting period from July 2 through 5, a total of 21 fatal crashes killed 23 people. Of those, 12 crashes and 12 fatalities involved alcohol and/or drugs. The Patrol recorded 538 OVI arrests during the reporting period.

“The tragedies that follow after driving impaired make lasting impacts on families,” said Governor DeWine. “Make this a safe holiday for everyone by planning a sober ride home.”

“Large gatherings with alcohol consumption increases the possibility of impaired driving,” added Colonel Richard S. Fambro, Patrol superintendent. “Planning ahead and designating a sober driver saves lives.”

Of the 11 fatalities where safety belts were available, six were unbelted. Ten motorcyclists, one bicyclist and a pedestrian were killed during last year’s reporting period.

Motorists are encouraged to call #677 to report impaired drivers, drug activity or stranded motorists.

State Patrol Releases Memorial Day Weekend Statistics

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(Columbus) – The Ohio State Highway Patrol is reporting 17 deaths on Ohio’s roadways during the 2022 Memorial Day weekend according to provisional statistics. This Memorial Day saw more fatalities than last year, when there were 15 traffic deaths during the weekend. The four-day reporting period began Friday, May 27 and ran through Monday, May 30.

State troopers made 26,150 traffic enforcement contacts; including 490 OVI arrests, 299 drug arrests and 3,992 safety belt citations. In addition, the Patrol made 13,249 non-enforcement contacts including 2,706 motorist assists.

Troopers remind motorists that roadway safety is a shared responsibility. Everyone can contribute to making our roadways safer by following traffic laws, wearing safety belts and driving sober.

Incidents per the worst impacted counties can be seen in the graph below:

You can help contribute to a safer Ohio by calling #677 to report drug activity and dangerous or impaired driving.