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  • Oregon State Police
    OSP ImagesWe're More Than A Highway Patrol
    Oregon State Troopers provide a wide variety of public safety services. From the rural counties to metropolitan freeways, Troopers are trained to do it all. The mission of the Oregon State Police is to develop, promote, and maintain protection of people, property, and natural resources of the State, and to enhance the safety and livability by serving and protecting its citizens and visitors through leadership, action, and coordination of Oregon's public safety resources.
Oregon State Police Trooper Employment Recruit Trooper Process
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Oregon State Police has employment opportunities in several different areas. The pages on this site will provide you with information about careers and hiring processes in the State Police. There are 2 primary areas for employment with Oregon State Police, Sworn Positions and Non-Sworn or support positions. 

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1st day of Recruit School with 21 new Recruits.


UPDATED: May 31, 2018
The last hiring process for Lateral Transfers closed on April 25, 2018. For further updates and notifications on upcoming recruitments please fill out a Job Interest Card.
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Oregon State Police recruits for positions when vacancies occur. If you are interested in joining our agency, but a position is not currently available, the best way to stay informed is by filling out a Job Interest Card​.  The Job Interest Card will allow you to indicate the types of positons you are seeking and you will receive a notification to the email address you provide, when a vacancy announcement is posted. The subscription will last for 12 months and you have the option to discontinue the service anytime or renew at the expiration date.​
The Oregon Physical Abilities Test (ORPAT) was designed to replicate critical and essential physical tasks and demands faced by police officers in the normal performance of their duties. Both specific tasks and overall physical demands are replicated in the ORPAT through the use of a carefully designed and validated, times “obstacle course.”
Oregon State Police will facilitate ORPAT Testing at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem, Oregon periodically during the year.
Oregon State Police sponsored ORPAT test dates will also be advertised under "Trooper Testing Information" located on the left hand side of your screen. Click on "Trooper Testing Information" and scroll down to OSP ORPAT TESTING DATES AND TIMES.
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