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Eleven OSP Recruit Troopers Graduate Friday From Advanced Academy Training
Lieutenant Mike Peterson
Training Division
(503) 378-4485

Oregon State Police (OSP) Superintendent Chris Brown announced today that eleven OSP recruit troopers will mark the end of nearly 26 weeks of training this Friday when they graduate from the Oregon State Police Advanced Academy in Salem. The nine men and two women are graduating March 11, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem with family, friends and OSP representatives in attendance following the conclusion of over six months of living at the DPSST facility while undergoing intensive training.
Starting January 2007, OSP integrated recruit trooper training with newly hired city and county officers for the statutorily required 16-week DPSST Basic Police Training program at the Oregon Public Safety Academy. The nine Patrol Services Division (PSD) and two Fish & Wildlife Division (FWD) recruit troopers previously graduated from the 16-week program that was sandwiched between pre- and Advanced OSP specific training programs. During their first year they also go through a field training program with a veteran OSP trooper.
"These men and women have come from varied backgrounds, committing themselves to the challenges and responsibilities they will face in the future as OSP troopers to protect the people, property, and natural resources of our state," said Brown.
The recruit troopers will return to assignments Albany, Central Point, Gilchrist, Klamath Falls, McMinnville (2), Salem, St. Helens, Springfield, and Tillamook (2). The following is a brief look at this group of recruit troopers:
  • Range in age from 24 to 53 (average age 31)
  • Four (4) have military backgrounds
  • Four (4) have Associate or Bachelor degrees
  • Previous occupations include Pastor, Emergency Medical Technician, Construction Management, Aviation Logistics, Carpenter, and Biological Science Technician
The graduation ceremony is at the Oregon Public Safety Academy, 4190 Aumsville Highway, in Salem.
Anyone interested in becoming an Oregon State Police Trooper may obtain more information on the OSP web site in the "Now Hiring" section. The OSP recruiting website, www.osptrooper.com, has a link to the application and additional information, the application process, and who to contact with questions.
Questions regarding DPSST can be directed to DPSST Director Eriks Gabliks at (503) 378-2332.


The Oregon State Police is a full-service public safety agency providing diverse services to the citizens of Oregon. Our mission is to enhance livability and safety by protecting the people, property, and natural resources of the state. To realize our vision and accomplish our mission our objectives are to BE THERE (be ready and able to respond to the increasing needs of Oregonians); PREVENT HARM (engage in vigilant enforcement of laws and regulations while making Oregon's roadways safe and reducing our citizen's exposure to crime, fire and disasters); and, SUPPORT OREGON COMMUNITIES (providing specialized services and assistance throughout Oregon in support of the statewide public safety infrastructure).