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Oregon State Troopers provide a wide variety of public safety services. From the rural counties to metropolitan freeways, Troopers are trained to do it all. The mission of the Oregon State Police is to develop, promote, and maintain protection of people, property, and natural resources of the State, and to enhance the safety and livability by serving and protecting its citizens and visitors through leadership, action, and coordination of Oregon's public safety resources.
To accomplish this mission, Oregon State Troopers spend the majority of their time enforcing the State's criminal, fish & wildlife, and motor vehicle laws. Oregon's geographic diversity calls for a wide variety of duty assignments. Troopers may find themselves conducting enforcement patrols by airplane, pickup, ATV, snowmobile, horseback, an assortment of watercraft from white water rafts to ocean going craft, and of course, standard police cruisers.
The Oregon State Police has offices located throughout the state of Oregon. Troopers will typically work out of an Area Command or a Worksite. Area Commands are larger offices located in more metropolitan areas. OSU and Capitol Mall are Area Commands that oversee a contract area. Area Commands are supervised by a Lieutenant and at least one Sergeant and have several Troopers assigned to them. Worksites are satellite offices usually located in the smaller communities. Worksites are supervised by a Sergeant who is overseen by the local Area Commander and are staffed by fewer Troopers than an Area Command. For a listing of Area Commands, Worksites, and other office locations, please review our Region Map
or Station List
with contact information.
OSP Employment Opportunities
Oregon State Police has employment opportunities in several different areas. The pages on this site will provide you with information about careers in State Police. There are 2 primary areas for employment with Oregon State Police, Sworn Positions and Non-Sworn or support positions. Also on this page we provide a link to Women in OSP. These pages talks about some of the women in State Police in Sworn positions.
Sworn Positions include positions such as Recruits, Troopers, and Supervisor/Management.
Non-sworn positions include Office Specialist, Evidence Technician, Crime Lab Tech, Government Auditors, Telecommunicators and Management positions.
(For application December 20 - January 2)