Washington State Patrol seeks trooper applicants
January 29, 2011
NEW — 10 a.m. Jan. 29, 2011
The state patrol has planned a round of testing next month as the agency seeks to fill the 99th Trooper Basic Training Class.
The combined hiring and training processes for Washington State Patrol troopers takes about 12 months to complete.
The application process includes a physical fitness test, plus written examinations to determine judgment and common sense. Candidates must also pass a background check and a polygraph examination.
The physical fitness test — pushups, sit-ups and a mile-and-a-half run — proves to be a significant hurdle for applicants. Officials said about a third of all applicants fail the physical fitness test.
Candidates interested in testing for the state patrol should send applications to the Human Resources Division, P.O. Box 42620, Olympia, WA 98504-4904.
Interested candidates should call Trooper Dena Hazuka at 360-704-2310 or Trooper Tina Wallman at 509-342-4570.
The agency has scheduled tests for Feb. 10 at the District 4 office in Spokane, Feb. 12 at the state patrol academy in Shelton and Feb. 18 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord for military personnel.