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OSP Superintendent Will Swear In 15 New Recruit Troopers

Governor Ted Kulongoski extended his congratulations to the soon-to-be-sworn new recruits troopers.

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Oregon State Police troopers will be joined by a number of fresh faces after the graduation of the new class. Photo by Tim King

(SALEM, Ore.) - Oregon State Police Superintendent Timothy McLain will swear in fifteen new recruit troopers Sunday evening starting 24-weeks of training at the Oregon Public Safety Academy to launch their careers with the Oregon State Police (OSP).

On April 27th at 6:30 PM, the fifteen recruit troopers will be sworn in before family and friends at the Oregon Public Safety Academy Hall of Heroes in Salem.

The recruits will receive 24 weeks of intensive training, including the 16-week Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) training with other agency recruits and eight weeks of pre- and advanced-DPSST training unique to the requirements of Oregon State Police.

Governor Ted Kulongoski extended his congratulations to the soon-to-be-sworn new recruits troopers. "I'm excited to see another outstanding group of recruits for the Oregon State Police as we work towards 24/7 coverage on Oregon's roads," said Governor Kulongoski.

"I am sure that those who successfully complete the upcoming training challenges will go on to be outstanding troopers, protecting and serving Oregonians on our highways and in our communities."

Ten men and 5 women recruit troopers were hired as part of the Department's aggressive recruiting effort to find men and women interested in this exciting law enforcement career opportunity. Of these new fifteen recruit troopers, 13 are assigned to the Patrol Services Division and 2 are assigned to the Fish & Wildlife Division.

Upon successfully completing training, the OSP recruit troopers are scheduled for Patrol Services Division assignments at:

* Portland (3)

* Albany (1)

* Oregon State University (1)

* Grants Pass (1)

* Springfield (1)

* Klamath Falls (2)

* Tualatin (1)

* Ontario (1)

* Central Point (2)

The two Fish & Wildlife Division recruit troopers are assigned to Salem and Hermiston offices.

Since July 1st 2007, OSP has hired and retained 80 recruit troopers, some of which have yet to begin training. Recruiting efforts continue and a completely re-tooled recruitment website at was recently rolled out specifically designed to provide important information to prospective applicants, including the ability to fill out an application online and immediately email it to OSP.

Approximately 200 applicants have confirmed their attendance for the May 3rd and 4th Entry Level Testing at West Albany High School. Entry Level Testing starts with a physical fitness test consisting of push-ups, sit-ups and a two-mile timed run.

Applicants, who successfully complete the physical fitness tests, proceed to take a written test to evaluate basic educational competencies. Applicants passing the written test are invited to take an aptitude test and begin the background investigation process.

Additional upcoming Entry Level Testing dates are scheduled for:

* June 21th 2008 at Jefferson High School in Jefferson

* July 12th 2008 at Sunridge Middle School in Pendleton

* July 19th 2008 at Crater High School in Central Point

Anyone interested in becoming an Oregon State Police Trooper may obtain more information on the OSP recruiting website at

Source: OSP news release

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