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OSP Exceeds Goal of 800 Applicants During First Use of E-Recruit Electronic Application System
10/25/2011
Senior Trooper Scott Hite
Training Division
(503) 378-4421

Oregon State Police Superintendent Chris Brown declared the Department's first use of the State of Oregon's E-Recruit electronic application system a success after exceeding the goal of 800 applications only six hours after accepting the first applications for future recruit trooper positions.
 
Starting October 25th at 8:00 a.m. the Oregon State Police (OSP) started accepting electronic applications through the State of Oregon's E-Recruit system, a new electronic application system that all branches of state government transitioned into about a year ago. Prior to today, OSP had not accepted applications for recruit trooper positions since March 2010.
 
"We expected a high level of interest but were surprised how quickly we reached our goal. Because it happened so quickly we had to stop six hours later to ensure we had a manageable pool of candidates," said Brown.
 
At 2:00 p.m., OSP took the application off-line after 680 people successfully completed the application process. Coupled with 161 applications received in March 2010, OSP now has 841 candidates to start looking at for future hiring opportunities
 
OSP urges the men and women whose applications were received to start preparing now to train to the highest possible level you can achieve, even if that surpasses the Department's printed standards. During upcoming physical abilities testing, applicants are required to meet specific standards for performing push-ups and sit-ups in two minutes, and will be required to run two miles under an allotted time. The standards can be seen at the following OSP website link:
 
http://www.osptrooper.com/OSP/RECRUIT/trooper_testing.shtml
 
Superintendent Brown emphasized being a State Trooper involves more than passing a physical abilities test.
 
"We want men and women with the highest level of commitment and integrity to face the challenges that come with a career in law enforcement," said Brown. "Being an Oregon State Trooper is a challenging career, but one that brings a sense of pride and personal satisfaction because you helped make Oregon a safer place to live and visit."