Minimum Requirements.

To be eligible to join Oregon Department of State Troopers, you must meet the following minimum requirements:

Must be at least 19-years old.

Must be at least
19-years old.

Must be at least 21-years old.

Must be a US citizen (or permanent resident)

Must be at least 21-years old.

High school graduation certificate (or similar proof)

Must be at least 21-years old.

Completion of the entry hiring process (detailed below).

Must be at least 21-years old.

Graduation from Oregon state trooper academy

Entry Requirements

Oregon State Troopers Test.

Once you have met the above minimum requirements and once your initial application has been filled and submitted, you will be expected to undertake the following subtests.

The highest performing applicants in these subtests will be invited to enter the Oregon state trooper training academy, where they will undertake an intensive 6-week course program.

Below, you can learn more about all state trooper subtests you will be expected to undertake in Oregon.

01

State Trooper Written Exam.

Subjects tested on the state trooper written test include:

  • Math.
  • Grammar and spelling.
  • Map reading exercises.
  • Memory tests.
  • Situational judgment.
  • Reading comprehension.
  • Incident report writing.

Long-term preparation for the written exam is essential as only the highest performing applicants make it through to the later rounds.

02

Physical Abilities Test.

Tests include:

  • 1.5-mile run
  • Obstacle course
  • Sit-ups and push-ups

Additional physical tests may also be included, at the discretion of the department.

03

Background Investigation.

Your application to Oregon state trooper test must be honest and complete. All parts of your application must be filled out and evidence must be supplied where requested.

Your application form will be examined and reviewed. Any necessary additional checks to verify details in your form will be conducted later in the process.

04

Oral Board Exam.

Every applicant taking Oregon state trooper test must undertake an oral board exam.

During this exam, you will be interviewed on a wide variety of questions – both relating to you and your suitability for the role, as well as more critical questions that assess your judgment when applied to specific policing scenarios.

For instance, you may be asked dynamic oral board questions that assess your reaction to how you would respond to a given situation. The oral board panel will then alter the situation and immediately request your response.

You need to be prepared; to think on your feet, but to react proportionately and professionally throughout the test.

05

Final Evaluation Tests.

You may be called upon to take a polygraph exam. If you have answered questions honestly in your background investigation, there is no reason to fear this part of the exam.

At this stage, the department may get back to you if they have found any inconsistencies with your background investigation form or whether you need to supply any additional evidence to substantiate any specific claim. Additional tests taken at this stage include:

  • Medical evaluation
  • Psychological evaluation

These are standard tests that assess both your physical and mental preparedness to meet the challenges that come with a career in law enforcement.

06

Offer of Employment.

Applicants who pass all sections of the Oregon state trooper test will be issued an offer of employment.

You will need to accept this employment offer within the specified timeframe that the department has given you.

Measurements will also be taken for your uniform.

Once your offer of employment has been accepted, you will be given more details about when you can start training at Oregon state trooper academy. The entire process – from your initial application to the department to entering the academy itself – typically takes 6-8 months. It varies year to year.

Sample Oregon State Troopers Test Questions.

Here, we put together some sample Oregon state trooper test questions; the style and standard of which are representative of the exam questions asked on the day of your state trooper written test.


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About Oregon State Troopers Test

Oregon state troopers (OST) is a full-service law enforcement agency for the state of Oregon. The agency was formed on 1st August, 1931. Over 300 troopers of OSP remain active 24/7 to enforce law and investigate crimes throughout the state. Terri Davie is the agency executive and Jon Harrington is the deputy executive of OSP.
It is headquartered at:

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OSP has been deployed to protect the people, wildlife, natural resources and enforce laws on state roadways as well as assist other local law enforcement agencies if they lack capacity or otherwise need assistance. Moreover, it has become one of the few law enforcement agencies that is responsible for monitoring state lottery security. OSP differentiates itself from other statewide law enforcement agencies, as it has many other specialized units that most other agencies lack including – fish and wildlife division, dignitary protection unit, mobile response team and medical examiner division, vendor investigation section, homicide investigation tracking system, and ignition interlock device program, among others.

In 1933, a prominent change was made within the organizational structure of OSP, i-e; The Oregon state fire Marshal office, law enforcement data system, Oregon emergency management, and Oregon wrestling boxing commission was made a part of the Department of State Police.

To become a trooper of OSP, the applicant needs to perform well in the hiring process. The hiring process also contains a 5-step Oregon state troopers test.

• First of all the applicant needs to pass the NTN entrance exam, for which he/she will be given 12 months period.
• Secondly, the applicant should be well prepared for the Oregon physical ability test. This test consists of a 1235-foot obstacle run, push and pulls machine activity, and a dummy drag activity (dragging a dummy weighing 165 pounds).
• Thirdly, the applicant is required to answer some psychological questions which are further submitted to psychologists of Oregon state troopers test for evaluation.
• Fourthly, the background history of the candidate is checked (driving history, criminal history, personal references, employment history, and financial status).
• Fifth and final is the testing step where a candidate is evaluated through a complete medical screening.

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