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Oregon State Police Recruiting Applicants, Holding Entry Level Testing At University of Idaho
Lieutenant Eric Judah
Oregon State Police Training Division
Office: (503) 378-4485

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Oregon State Police (OSP) is coming to the University of Idaho campus in February to meet with men and women interested in a future career as an Oregon State Police Trooper. OSP recruiters will be available at the WSU/UI career fair to answer questions, help with the application process, and conduct Entry Level Testing during a four-day visit.
As part of an unprecedented, aggressive recruitment and training plan called "Project 200", the Oregon State Police has many exciting law enforcement career opportunities made real through the support of Governor Ted Kulongoski and the 2007 Legislature following the addition of 100 new trooper positions. In 2007, OSP hired 36 recruit troopers who were trained at the Department Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) academy in Salem. In addition to the 16-week DPSST training, OSP recruit troopers also receive eight weeks of Department-specific training.
"We encourage anyone in eastern Washington and Idaho interested in a law enforcement career to check us out. Like many other law enforcement agencies in Oregon and around the country, have many opportunities to serve our communities in positions critical to the State's safety and economic vitality," said OSP Superintendent Timothy McLain. "The Department's operations were helped through budget and staffing-related decisions seeking to restore 24/7 patrol operations and adequate funding levels for those core services that support the greater public safety system."

On Wednesday, February 13th, men and women interested in applying with OSP can meet with recruiters during the WSU/UI career fair held from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Kibbie Dome on the University of Idaho campus. Applications can be filled out prior to and at the career fair. Recruiters will screen applications for minimum qualifications and invite qualifying applicants to participate in the Entry Level Testing on Saturday, February 16th at 8:00 a.m. No one will be allowed to walk in and take the Entry Level Testing without previously completing an application and being invited to the test.
Entry Level Testing starts with a physical fitness test consisting of push-ups, sit-ups and a two-mile timed run. (Refer to OSP web site for specifics and standards for passing.) Applicants, who successfully complete the physical fitness tests, proceed to take a written test to evaluate basic educational competencies. Applicants passing the written test are invited to take an aptitude test and begin the background investigation process.
In addition to the Department's recruitment of individuals without previous law enforcement experience, "OSP Project 200" is also includes:
* A first-time Career Officer Lateral Entry Employment Program (COLEEP) to accept qualified law enforcement employees from other agencies who have a minimum of three years of full-time job experience as a sworn, paid law enforcement officer within the past six years.
* A four-week training program for officers hired through the COLEEP program that will emphasize Department-related instruction and help put experienced officers on the road and in our communities sooner.
Those wanting to fill out an employment application before the career fair can get one on the Oregon State Police web site at www.oregon.gov/OSP. More information about the Oregon State Police, career opportunities and how to apply is available on our website in the "Now Hiring" section.