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OSP Recruits Receive Special Recognition During Graduation
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
Office: (503) 731-3020 ext. 247

Oregon State Police (OSP) recruit troopers assigned to offices in Springfield, Salem and Bend received special recognition Friday during the graduation of new police recruits at the Oregon Public Safety Academy. Seven OSP recruit troopers joined new police recruits representing 13 city police departments, 6 county sheriff offices, and one fire department during today's ceremony at the "Hall of Heroes" in front of their families, friends, training staff, and police officers from their respective agencies.
The seven graduating OSP recruits have assignments in the Patrol Services Division at the following locations:
  • Albany Area Command – Recruit Ray Stallsworth, age 34
  • Bend Area Command - Recruit Zach Mickel, age 29
  • Coos Bay Area Command - Recruit Tiffany Crutchfield, age 30
  • Portland Area Command - Recruit Scott Mcloed, age 34
  • Salem Area Command - Recruit Anthony Pagano, age 21
  • Salem Area Command – Recruit Jennifer Russell, age 25
  • Springfield Area Command – Recruit Hank Duren, age 38
Recruit Duren was selected as the top recruit "Defensive Tactics" award.
Recruit Jennifer Russell was one of six police recruits recognized as a class Honor Guard member.
Recruit Zach Mickel was one of the top three recruits recognized for marksmanship and firearms proficiency.
Following graduation, the OSP recruit troopers will immediately continue with a 4-week OSP Advanced Academy training program at DPSST before they begin a 2 – 3 month field training program with an OSP trooper.
Since January 2007, OSP has integrated recruit trooper training with newly hired city and county officers for the 16-week DPSST training at the Oregon Public Safety Academy. OSP recruit troopers are required to receive 24 weeks of training including the 16-week DPSST training sandwiched between four weeks of pre- and advanced training unique to the requirements of OSP.

OSP has hired and retained 94 recruit troopers since January 2007. Stepped up recruiting efforts continue, boosted by a completely re-tooled recruitment website at www.OSPTrooper.com
specifically designed to provide important information to prospective applicants, including the ability to fill out an application online and immediately email it back to OSP.

New applicants are required to participate in Entry Level Testing that includes a physical fitness test consisting of push-ups, sit-ups and a two-mile timed run. (Refer to OSP recruiting website 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.

Additional upcoming Entry Level Testing dates are scheduled for:
  • October 11 – 12, 2008 in Canby (Application cutoff date September 25, 2008)
  • November 1 – 2, 2008 in Pendleton (Application cutoff date October 20, 2008)
  • November 15 – 16, 2008 in Central Point (Application cutoff date October 20, 2008)
Anyone interested in becoming an Oregon State Police Trooper may obtain more information on the OSP recruiting website.