22-62 Ohio State Highway Patrol Commemorating the First Graduating Class of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, November 15, 1933 / Instilling Core Values for 90 Years 1933-2023
Side A: The Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) was created by Ohio House Bill 270 in 1933. Over 5,000 applications to join the newly formed Division were trimmed and approximately 125 individuals — between the ages of 24 and 40 years — were admitted into the inaugural cadet class. The Ohio National Guard graciously volunteered the use of their facilities on Lake Erie’s shores. Colonel Lynn Black, the first OSHP superintendent, opened “Camp Perry School” on October 3, 1933. Although 54 new motorcycles were purchased for patrol duties, many of the cadets lacked motorcycle experience and had to be trained quickly. Severe weather shortened the training as cadets endured frigid temperatures and unheated facilities. The first class of 60 uniformed patrolmen were sworn in on November 15, 1933.
Side B: The Ohio State Highway Patrol’s core values are instilled into all new recruits and continually reinforced to officers throughout their service. These simple, yet important, values are the foundation upon which a trooper can be a consummate public servant.
• Adaptability • Honesty • Professionalism
• Attention to Detail • Officer Safety • Self-Discipline
• Diversity • Performance Driven • Sense of Urgency
• Family • Team Oriented