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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
 
Location:
— Openings in most offices in the state
— You will know where you are assigned prior to recruit school
Trooper Kristina Manley 
Requirements: (same as entry level recruit)
— Pass Written and Physical Testing
— Background Investigation
— Psychological and Medical Testing
 
Pay and Benefits:
— A comprehensive competitive benefit package
— Pay adjusted based upon experience
 
Assignments:
— 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 4 week pre-training and 6 week 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 4 week pre and 6 week 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.
 
Retirement:
— 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. 
 
 
 
Police Experience Transferable Trooper Step Wages*
                           3 years (minimum)                   3rd                    $4,577
                           4 years                   4th                    $4,790
                           5 years                   5th                    $4,984
                           6 years                   6th                    $5,124
                           7 years (maximum)                   7th                    $5,268

*Does not include applicable incentives:     3% Associates Degree/Intermediate Police Certificate, 6% Bachelor's Degree/Advanced Certificate

*Effective April 1, 2015 OSP Trooper salary steps are as follows: 

Step 1 (Hire) $ 4,500
Step 2 (6 months) $ 4,725
Step 3 (1 Year) $ 4,961
Step 4 (2 year) $ 5,209
Step 5 (3 Year) $ 5,470
Step 6 (4 Year) $ 5,743
Step 7 (5 Year) $ 6,030