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Trooper Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications
  • United States Citizen.
  • Possess a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Twenty-one years of age or older.
  • Possess and maintain a valid license to operate a motor vehicle.
  • Applicants must be in good health and good moral character.
  • Meet all applicable medical and physical requirements.

Additional Disqualifiers
An application will not be processed for any of the below listed reasons. 
  • A felony conviction under state or federal law.
  • A misdemeanor conviction relating to domestic violence, sex crimes, fraud, or moral turpitude.
  • Other misdemeanor conviction within the last five years.
  • Conviction for minor in possession of an alcoholic beverage within the last 12 months.         
  • Conviction for a major traffic offense or a DUII diversion within the last five years.
  • Criminal (Felony/Misdemeanor) operator’s license suspension within the last five years.         
  • Three or more hazardous traffic violation convictions within the last two years.
  • Careless driving conviction within the last three years.
  • Conviction for an open container of an alcoholic beverage within the last 12 months.          
  • Conviction of a Class A traffic violation within the last three years.
  • Five or more traffic violation convictions, including suspensions, within the last three years.          
  • Operator’s license suspension within the last three years.
  • Possession, sale, distribution, manufacture, or use of an illegal drug within the last 10 years.          
  • Personal use of marijuana within the last 12 months.
  • Discharge from any branch of the Armed Forces classified as Other Than Honorable, Bad Conduct, or Dishonorable.
  • No valid operator’s license. 
  • Operator’s License Expired.    
  • Operator’s License Suspended.
  • Convicted Arrest Record in violation of OAR 259-008-0070 Not Eligible to be Certified Police Officer by DPSST.

Each applicant must be of good moral fitness (moral character).  The following are indications of a lack of good moral fitness.

  • Illegal conduct involving moral turpitude.
  • Conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit, or misrepresentation.
  • Intentional deception or fraud or attempted deception, or fraud in any application, examination, or other document.
  • Conduct that is prejudicial to the administration of justice.
  • Acts or conduct which would cause a reasonable person to have substantial doubts about the individual's honesty, fairness, respect for the rights of others, or for the laws of the state and/or the nation.
  • Conduct that adversely reflects on the individual's fitness to perform as a law enforcement officer.