Oregon State Police Reviews

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    Leadership rotates too much

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    I have been working at Oregon State Police full-time (More than 5 years)

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    Command and Control organization, when the program is supported it is supported all the way. Law Enforcement can be very rewarding. If you can get support of senior administration, you'll push through changes easily. There are some really, really good people at OSP.


    Too many Type A's. Everyone thinks they can do everything. Every time there's a leadership change there's a complete shake up however the agency needs consistency and institutional knowledge. Budget cuts are constant and there is always a looming threat day after day after day. Very, very little appreciation of anything non-sworn and agency puts little value in HR, IT etc. Everyone is always under investigation.

    Advice to Management

    Value non-sworn activities as much as sworn.....lot's of good competent people there who don't wear a badge.

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    Office Specialist II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Salem, OR
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    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Oregon State Police (Salem, OR).


    After the posting closed, two weeks later I received a call to interview (4 person panel interview). It went great and felt like a very professional team to work with, my questions were answered and they all seemed to be enthusiastic about the work that they do which is great. Two weeks after my interview, I was called in to get fingerprints (part of the background check). Within 4 weeks of the date of the interview, I was called with an offer to hire.

    After being with the company for some time now, I have nothing but positive things to say. Hard work pays off, great employees to work with, supervisors are amazing and so talented. If you are looking to advance yourself in a law enforcement field, this is the area you should get into.

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    • They give you a list of questions 15 minutes prior to your interview, you know what is expected and there are no reasons why you should be nervous. It's about presenting yourself and finding out if you are a good fit for their dept as well as if the job is what you are looking for as well.   Answer Question


    The starting pay is not negotiable as you work yourself up the ladder. Six month probation period is required because of the intense training period to learn the entire system/protocols.

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Website www.oregon.gov/osp
Headquarters Salem, OR
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1931
Type Government
Industry Government
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
Competitors Unknown

Crime, be "dammed" in The Beaver State. That's if the Oregon Department of State Police (OSP) has anything to say about it. This state agency was formed to support city police and sheriffs' departments. Among its specialized duties, OPS handles transportation safety, major crime and drug investigations, forensic services, fish and wildlife oversight, and gambling enforcement and regulation. Additionally, it handles state emergency response coordination and medical examiner services. The OSP also houses Oregon's Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) force and the state Fire... More

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