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    OSP ImagesWe're More Than A Highway Patrol
    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.
Oregon State Police Trooper Employment Recruit Trooper Process
OSP Honor Guard at the Rose Parade 

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.


A look inside OSP Recruit School
April 2016

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Take a video tour of the jobs available with Oregon State Police​
Take a video tour of Oregon State Police Recruit School
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1st day of Recruit School with 21 new Recruits.


The Oregon State Police is not currently accepting applications for new or lateral Trooper positions at this time. As the situation changes our website will be updated.

Effective January, 2017 the Oregon State police has partnered with the National Testing Network (NTN) to facilitate portions of our hiring process. When the OSP hiring process for new and lateral positions opens up applicants now have the opportunity to begin the OSP hiring process at any time. Please explore the links below regarding our new hiring process.

OSP will periodically be facilitating the ORPAT at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem, Oregon. Applicants will have had to receive a passing score on the NTN Frontline Law Enforcement exam in order to register for an ORPAT time slot.
Applicants are urged to register to take the ORPAT through the NTN website as OSP does not guarantee any regular dates or times.
OSP sponsored ORPAT test dates will be advertised under "Trooper Testing Information" located on the left hand side of your screen. Click on "Trooper Testing Information" and scroll down to ORPAT testing dates and times.
Recruit Trooper Background Forms