CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Oregon State Police is combing through 500 job applications received in less than two days.
Last Thursday, the department began accepting applications after an 8 month state-wide hiring freeze. The department stopped it on Friday. During the previous hiring last October, OSP received 800 applications in just 6 hours.
By next June, the department is needing to fill a hundred new positions to replace those who have retired. OSP is not announcing which counties those new troopers will be headed to.
“We have definite needs here for troopers, as does the Grants Pass Office, as does the southwest region, probably ever region has a real need. I know it’s hit all of the offices with the retirements,” stated OSP Senior Trooper Bill Matson.
Applicants who are chosen will get a written mail or e-mail notice. This round of hires comes almost exactly a year after the last class was sworn in, featured in the picture on the right.