Reserve Applicant Requirements

  • Must be 21 years of age. There is no upper age limit.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen and reside in or near the Tulsa metropolitan area once accepted.
  • Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent. Must not have been convicted in state or federal court for any felony or crime of moral turpitude, or crime of domestic violence.
  • Must pass a written aptitude test and physical ability test.
  • Must pass an oral assessment and a background investigation
  • Must complete the Background Information Request Form.

Requirements After Acceptance
  • Must have fingerprint clearance from the FBI and OSBI.
  • Must have an approved psychological assessment.
  • Must pass a medical examination including a drug-screening test administered by the City Physician.
  • Must attend training at the Tulsa Police Training Center for six (6) months. Upon completion from the academy, graduates will be assigned to Field Training Officers for 160 hours.  It will be incumbent upon the graduate to complete the 160 hours of field training within a minimum of 8 months or sooner preferably. Training will be provided on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and some weekends.

Candidates are required to purchase academy uniforms and other academy class supplies. The Tulsa Police Department, however, will furnish police uniforms, basic equipment, and training.


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