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New Employees

Welcome to the Oregon State Police (OSP)!

This information will help you know what to expect on your first day. Starting a new job is rewarding and an opportunity to learn and ask many questions. We want you to know that we are glad you are here and committed to your success.

Before you start work at OSP, there are a few things you can do to make your first day run smoothly.

Compensation and benefits

Oregon state government offers its employees a range of benefits and rights. Employees have options when choosing a plan for core benefits such as a medical plan. The state also provides a variety of optional benefits, flexible spending accounts, retirement benefits, and pain leave options.

The following are highlights of benefits provided and typically available to employees. Actual benefits received may differ by position, collective bargaining agreement, and policy and may be prorated for work other than full-time.

See more detailed information. 

  • Term life insurance (employee, spouse or domestic partner, and dependents);
  • Long-term and short-term disability;
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment;
  • Long-term care (self and eligible family members);
  • Flexible spending accounts;
  • Option to enroll in the Oregon Savings Growth Plan​, a deferred compensation program offering a wide variety of investment options.
  • The state also provides access to an innovative Employee Assistance Program that offers work-life counseling, along with homeowner, legal and family resources.

​​Permanent employees generally receive their paycheck on the first of the month. Temporary employees will be paid twice a month (generally on the first and mid-month).

Automatic deposit is available through most banks and credit unions. Current State of Oregon employees that use direct deposit can access their paystub information electronically using ePaystub. This allows employees to access paystubs anytime, anywhere. 

​​The State of Oregon provides comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans for the employee and qualified family members. We’ll talk to you about access to these plans after your first day. The Public Employees’ Benefit Board (PEBB) contracts and administers benefits for eligible state employees. Take a look at more details on these benefits.

Read more at PEBBs New Hire Resource Center 

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The Department provides equal opportunities to job applicants and employees regardless of race, sexual orientation, age, pregnancy, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, marital, veteran status, or sex. The department does not discriminate, show partiality, or grant any special favors to applicants, employees, or groups of employees based on any of these factors or statutes unless expressly required by law.

We partner with the Governor’s Equity Office to maintain a diverse and inclusive environment. This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring that OSP strives to be culturally competent, embraces equality, and addresses the agency’s commitment to protecting the people, property, and natural resources of the state. We recognize the legitimacy of our authority is provided by the citizens we serve, so we embrace the desire for community trust.

Our workforce is our most valuable asset. The collective sum of the individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, inventiveness, innovation, self-expression, unique capabilities, and talent that our employees invest in their work represents a significant part of not only our culture but also our reputation and agency’s achievement. It is vitally important for the OSP to continue to establish collective goals while nourishing and celebrating individual contributions.

We embrace and encourage our employees’ differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other characteristics that make our employees unique. Our employees, diverse in professional discipline and backgrounds, comprise the foundation of service for the Oregon State Police. 


​​​​​​Oregon State Police- Sworn Recruiting 
3565 Trelstad Ave. SE
Salem, OR 97317

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Trooper Phil Richardson 
Phone: 503-583-5196​

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Sr. Trooper Tiffany Crutchfield 

Phone: 971-301-3528

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Sergeant​ Melody Richmond 

​​​Phone: 541-243-3459 ​​

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday - Friday


​Oregon State Police
Human Resources
3565 Trelstad Ave SE
Salem, OR 97317
​​​Phone: 503-934-0232​

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday - Friday