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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.
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Oregon State Police Trooper Employment Application and Hiring update January 10, 2014

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.
Take a video tour of the jobs available with Oregon State Police
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Take a video tour of Oregon State Police Recruit School
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Take a video tour of the Women of The Oregon State Police
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 **UPDATE** 
Salary updated! Salaries updated in November 2014 reflect current salary ranges! Click on Salary & Benefits on the left column for details.
 
The Oregon State Police (OSP) is not currently accepting applications, however we encourage all interested potential applicants to check back here frequently. When a recruitment becomes active we will accept applications using the State of Oregon's E-Recruit electronic application system. More info here
 
Please complete a "Job Interest Card" at the link to the left "APPLICATION - Click here to Apply". This  card will send an automated notice when a recruitment becomes active.
 
Potential applicants interested in future hiring opportunities as an OSP Recruit Trooper are urged to prepare beforehand for the application process and Entry Level Testing. Historically, half of all applicants fail the physical fitness portion of the entry level testing process. To help prepare for the testing process, applicants can see their age group and gender physical fitness standards as well as watch associated videos demonstrating proper testing performance on the 'Trooper Testing Information' link. Additionally, applicants can review sample questions to help prepare for the written portion of the testing phase.

Written Test tips, strategies and sample questions.
 
The Oregon State Police has put together a study guide to provide potential applicants with some tips and strategies for taking our written test.  The guide also includes several sample test questions to provide applicants with a better idea of the format of the test.
Preparation for Physical Abilities Test.
The Physical Abilities Test is one of the biggest hurdles for our applicants to pass.  We lose on average of half of all applicants during the Physical Abilities Tests.  Applicants should be working toward being able to comfortably meet the physical fitness standards.  Applicants are encouraged to begin training to the highest possible level one can achieve even if that surpasses the recruitment standards.
Prepare for application openings. 
When applications will be accepted in the future, you then may be able to complete your application profile with Oregon's E-Recruit system.  Clicking on the link below when applications will be accepted will access the E-Recruit system: