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Lateral Transfers
Oregon State Police Lateral Transfer Program
Use your training, experience and background to start a career with the Oregon State Police
— Openings in most offices in the state
— You will know where you are assigned prior to recruit school
Trooper Kristina Manley 
Requirements:  (NTN - Written, reading, and video portion not required)
— Physical Testing (ORPAT)
— Background Investigation
— Psychological and Medical Testing
Pay and Benefits:
— A comprehensive competitive benefit package
— Pay adjusted based upon experience
— Opportunities with Patrol, Criminal, and Fish and Wildlife
— Possible that you will not have to relocate
Promotional Opportunities:
— Eligible to promote to sergeant after two years of service with the State Police and a total of five years of law enforcement experience.
Application Process:
- Lateral applications are accepted during any and all application openings.  Lateral applicants will use the same application as entry level applicants.
Adjusted Lateral Training Program:
— Oregon DPSST certified officers who lateral to OSP will be required to attend OSP mandatory pre-training and post training but are exempt from the DPSST 16 week basic course.
— Out of state certified police officers will be required to attend OSP mandatory pre and post training. They are exempt from the 16 week basic course if their out of state training meets Department Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) criteria. If their out of state training is approved they must attend a two week DPSST Police Career Development Course.
— Full retirement is available as early as age 50 with 25 years of service, or at age 55 with as little as 5 years of service with PERS.
— Oregon PERS is transferable if you are a current member. 
Transferable Police Experience
Trooper Step
 3  years (minimum)
 4   years
 5+ years
*Does not include applicable incentives: 3% Associates Degree/Intermediate Police Certificate, 6% Bachelor's Degree/Advanced Certificate, and or possible 5% Bilingual in another language.