OSP Recruit Trooper Testing to be Held in Bend
Jun 06,2006 00:00 by Bend Weekly News Sources

With future Oregon State Police career opportunities on the horizon, the initial application process field test is coming to central Oregon for those interested in working as an Oregon State Police Trooper. This will be the first of several local testing opportunities conducted by the Oregon State Police during the coming weeks.

Following Governor Kulongoski's call for more state police troopers as one of his goals for the 2007 – 2009 biennium, the Oregon State Police has taken the step to bring the first phase of the application process to several local communities closer to where interested applicants live.

"In the past, the Department conducted the first phase testing south of Salem. Even though this may have been more convenient for our Department, it was becoming apparent that this location may have prevented interested applicants from participating in the testing," said Oregon State Police Superintendent Ronald C. Ruecker. "We are looking at new ways to recruit interested applicants, and this seemed like a step in the right direction as we reach out to those men and women who want to serve Oregonians as a State Trooper."

Duties, responsibilities and working conditions as an Oregon State Police Trooper include:

* Responsibility to enforce criminal law, fish and wildlife regulations, and traffic law throughout the State of Oregon
* Investigate crimes, fish and wildlife violations, and motor vehicle crashes
* Provide police services which are fair and impartial to all citizens
* Preserving the peace, and prevent and detect crime
* Coordinate police activities with all criminal justice agencies
* Make enforcement contacts with the public with some risk to their safety
* Respond to a variety of emergency situations, some of which may be life-threatening
* Work varied hours of the day or night, weekends, holidays, and during inclement weather and on difficult terrain

Only those candidates who have previously submitted an application and met eligibility requirements will be invited to attend the June 24th testing. No one who has not been invited to test will be allowed to participate.

Invited applicants will be required to pass physical and written tests. Those passing both portions will be scheduled for additional testing and screening, which will be held at one or more central locations, depending on test results. Applicants passing all phases of testing and screening will become the subject of an intensive background investigation.

To qualify as an applicant to be an Oregon State Police Trooper, you must:

* Be a United States Citizen
* Possess a high school diploma or equivalent
* Be 21-years of age or older upon appointment
* Possess and maintain a valid drivers license
* Be in good health and good moral character, while meeting all applicable medical and physical requirements which would be outlined to an applicant upon an offer of employment


WHEN: Saturday, June 24, 2006
TIME: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Skyview Middle School (access off Cooley Road and Highway 97 north)
63555 18th Street
Bend, Oregon
CONTACT: Sergeant Paul Collinsworth
FOR BEND Oregon State Police – Bend Area Command
TESTING: Phone: (541) 388-6213 ext. 220

Individuals interested in more information about career opportunities may contact Lieutenant Fred Douthit at (503) 378-3725 ext. 4630, or their local Oregon State Police office. Applications are also available by calling our Job line phone number (503) 378-3725 ext. 4131, or on the Department's Webpage, http://egov.oregon.gov/OSP in the "Current Topics" link titled "Apply to be a Trooper".


The mission of the Oregon State Police is to develop, promote and maintain protection of people, property and the natural resources of the State, and to enhance the safety and livability by serving and protecting our citizens and visitors through leadership, action and coordination of Oregon's public safety resources