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OSP Entry Level Testing in Canby; Upcoming Testing Scheduled in Hermiston, North Marion County
Lieutenant Mike Peterson
Oregon State Police Training Division
Office: (503) 378-4485

Approximately 500 applicants interested in a career as an Oregon State Police (OSP) trooper are expected Saturday, April 17, at Canby High School to participate in taking the department's Entry Level Test, the first step toward the selection of candidates. OSP is finalizing plans for two additional future testing dates in Hermiston and north Marion County.
OSP Entry Level Testing is a two-day process. During the first day, new applicants are required to take a physical fitness test consisting of push-ups, sit-ups and a two-mile timed run. Test specifics and passing standards are available on the OSP recruiting website www.osptrooper.com.  Applicants who successfully complete the physical fitness tests continue to the next phase involving a written test to evaluate basic educational competencies.
Applicants who successfully pass the first day's testing move onto day two when they will take an aptitude test and begin the background investigation process.
Saturday's testing, which may be one of the largest groups testing for future OSP trooper hiring, begins at 9:00 a.m. at Canby High School located at 721 SW 4th Avenue. Media are invited to attend.
One of the challenges OSP has encountered during the last couple years' recruitment is finding individuals interested in working at OSP offices in smaller, rural communities. OSP is trying a new approach this June when the entry level test will be done in Hermiston. Participation will be by special invitation only, focusing on those applicants who live in the area and are interested in continuing to do so if hired. Deadline to apply for the Hermiston-area testing is May 26.
Another future Entry Level Testing opportunity will be held July in north Marion County. The application deadline to be considered for this testing is June 25.
Confirmed dates and locations for the upcoming two testing opportunities will be announced in the near future.
Starting April 1, 2010, the OSP recruit trooper application process went paperless with the activation of our online application process. The OSP recruiting website, www.osptrooper.com, has a link to the application as well as additional information regarding OSP, the application process, and who to contact with questions.

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).