Police Recruit Trooper – Lateral and Entry Level

Salem, OR
Oregon State Department of Police

Salary Range: 5521.00 – 7768.00

Application Deadline: 09/28/2023

Overview of the Recruitment

Are you new to law enforcement? Are you a current law enforcement officer? Our agency is seeking trustworthy, motivated, driven individuals who are able to work well on their own and in a team environment.

Due to the unique allure of Oregon, its many natural marvels, the dramatic landscape, and diverse opportunities within our agency, working at Oregon State Police offers an unmatched quality of life for those seeking a career in law enforcement.

Use your training, experience, and background to start a career with Oregon State Police. OSP Troopers provide a wide variety of public safety services. From rural counties to metropolitan freeways, Troopers are trained to do it all. Oregon’s geographic diversity calls for a wide variety of duty assignments. Troopers may find themselves conducting enforcement not only in our standard police cruisers but also by airplane, pickup, ATV, snowmobile, horseback, and an assortment of watercraft, from white water rafts to ocean-going craft.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Be a United States Citizen by birth or Naturalized United States Citizen –OR- able to attain citizenship within 18 months of hire ***OAR 259-008-0019 – 1 Citizenship (a) (b)
  • Possess a high school diploma or equivalent*
  • Applicants must be 21 years old on the first day of employment per OAR 259-008-0010
  • Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license
  • Meet all applicable medical and physical requirements, AND;
  • Pass all applicable background, credit, and criminal history checks
  • Be in good health and of good moral character: moral character is defined as possessing the attributes of empathy, courage, fortitude, honesty, loyalty, and additional virtues deemed to be morally good

Preferred Skills:

  • General knowledge and ability to interpret and apply Oregon Revised Statue (ORS) and Oregon Administrative Rule (OAR)
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills that can de-escalate a situation, end an attempted assault and maintain mental and emotional safety
  • Ability to apply critical thinking and decision-making skills in stressful situations where timely resolution is required
  • Demonstrated ability to perform under pressure and maintain composure in a position highly subject to public scrutiny
  • Demonstrated integrity and ethics along with responsibility and accountability in all professional and personal interactions
  • Demonstrated knowledge and desire to learn about law enforcement as a career. This is to include participating in ride-alongs with OSP or other law enforcement agencies, knowledge of the OSP mission and values, and actively preparing for a career in law enforcement