Patrol’s Captain Altman promoted to Major in the Office of Training, Recruitment and Diversity

Written on July 20, 2021

Columbus – On July 4, Captain John C. Altman was promoted to the rank of major by Colonel Richard S. Fambro, Patrol superintendent.

Today (July 20, 2021), he was recognized during a ceremony at the Patrol’s Training Academy.

Major Altman transferred from his current assignment as commander of the Findlay District Headquarters to serve as commander in the Office of Training, Recruitment and Diversity.

Major Altman joined the Patrol in April 1998 as a member of the 131st Academy Class. He received his commission in October of that year and was assigned to the Ravenna Post. He was selected as Post Trooper of the Year twice. In 2003, he was promoted to the rank of sergeant and transferred to the Ashtabula Post to serve as an assistant post commander. As a sergeant, he also served at the Hiram and Canfield posts. In 2008, he was promoted to the rank of lieutenant and transferred to the Toledo Post to serve as commander. In 2012, he was promoted to the rank of staff lieutenant and transferred to the Findlay District Headquarters to serve as an assistant District commander. In 2017, he was promoted to the rank of captain and remained at the Findlay District Headquarters to serve as commander.

Major Altman earned a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice from Youngstown State University in 2001. He also completed advance leadership training at Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command in 2010. He earned a Master of Arts degree in justice administration from the University of Toledo in 2016.

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.


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