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OSP Welcomes 24 New Recruit Troopers During July 21st Swearing-In Ceremony in Salem
July 16, 2013

Lieutenant Craig Flierl
Training Division
(503) 378-4510

Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext 247
gregg.hastings@state.or.us
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Eighteen men and six women begin nearly 26 weeks of academy based training as Oregon State Police (OSP) recruit troopers when they are sworn in Sunday, July 21, 2013. OSP Superintendent Richard Evans will welcome the new recruit troopers during the swearing-in ceremony with their family and friends at the Oregon Public Safety Academy Hall of Heroes in Salem.
 
The 3:00 p.m. ceremony marks the beginning of new and exciting careers for the 24 new recruit troopers who were selected from hundreds of applicants. They bring a vast range of life experience and backgrounds when they move into the Oregon Public Safety Academy where, over the next six months, they will receive extensive training to prepare them in helping keep Oregon safe for our citizens and visitors.
 
New OSP recruit troopers go through 26 weeks of intensive academy-based training consisting of a four-week OSP pre-academy, 16 weeks of required Basic Police academy training, and six more weeks of an advanced OSP program.
 
The new group of recruits range from 21 to 49 years of age, with an average age of 31 years old. Six have prior law enforcement experience, four served in the military, and half of the group has Associate or Bachelor degrees. Of the 24 new recruit troopers, two are assigned in the Fish & Wildlife Division and 22 others in the Patrol Services Division.
 
Upon successfully completing the initial training at the Oregon Public Safety Academy, they are appointed to report to the following assigned OSP office locations:
 
* Bend Area Command office (1)
* Central Point Area Command office (1)
* Coos Bay Area Command office (1)
* Florence Work Site (1)
* Gold Beach Work Site (1)
* Grants Pass Work Site (2)
* Klamath Falls Area Command office (3 – Patrol, 1 – F&W)
* Hermiston Work Site (1)
* John Day Work Site (1)
* Ontario Area Command office (1)
* Pendleton Area Command office (2)
* Portland Area Command office (3)
* Salem Area Command office (1)
* Springfield Area Command office (2)
* The Dalles Area Command office (1)
* Tillamook Work Site (1 – F&W)
 
Anyone interested in future hiring for OSP recruit trooper positions can find information on our recruitment website at www.OSPTrooper.com.
 
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