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Fifteen New OSP Recruit Troopers to be Sworn in Sunday; OSP Seeking Applicants from Smaller Communities
Lieutenant Mike Peterson
Training Division
(503) 378-4485

Oregon State Police (OSP) Superintendent Timothy McLain will swear-in 15 new recruit troopers Sunday at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem as they begin their law enforcement careers. Selected to serve at one of twelve locations around the state, OSP is seeking to hire others interested in living and working in several smaller communities.
On January 3, 2010 at 4:00 p.m., the 13 men and two women will be sworn in before family and friends at the Oregon Public Safety Academy Hall of Heroes. The recruits will receive 30 weeks of intensive training, including the 16-week Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) training with other agency recruits and ten weeks of pre- and advanced-DPSST training unique to Oregon State Police (OSP) requirements.
OSP continues to recruit applicants to work in many communities around the state, including several smaller communities where OSP works closely with local public safety agencies.
"We have worked hard to recruit, hire and train men and women so we can return to a minimal staffing level and allow offices on our major roadways to be available around-the-clock. But it is also important to find people interested in working at some of our smaller offices such as Arlington, Gilchrist, Hermiston, Astoria and Lakeview. I hope that anyone who lives in those areas will take a look at the job opportunities OSP offers," said McLain.
A brief look at the new recruit trooper class:
  • An average of 28 years of age
  • Two have previous law enforcement experience
  • Five have previous or current military service backgrounds
  • Ten have associate or bachelor degrees
Upon successfully completing their academy-based training, 15 recruit troopers will be assigned to the Patrol Services Division (PSD) and one in the Fish & Wildlife Division (F&W) at the following OSP locations:
  • Albany Area Command – 1 PSD
  • Central Point Area Command – 1- PSD
  • Gilchrist Work Site - 1 PSD
  • Klamath Falls Area Command – 1 PSD
  • Newport Area Command – 1 PSD
  • North Plains Work Site – 2 PSD
  • Ontario Area Command – 1 F&W
  • Portland Area Command – 1 PSD
  • Roseburg Area Command – 1 PSD
  • Springfield Area Command – 2 PSD
  • St. Helens Work Site – 1 PSD
  • Tillamook Work Site – 2 PSD
More information about career opportunities is available on the OSP recruiting website at www.OSPTrooper.com.
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).