Washington State Patrol needs recruits for basic training

September 8, 2011

By Staff

NEW — 4:30 p.m. Sept. 8, 2011

Washington State Patrol leaders started recruiting recently for the agency’s 100th Trooper Basic Training Class.

The combined hiring and training processes takes about 12 months to complete. 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.

The state patrol is conducting tests Oct. 4 and 8, Nov. 5 and 8, and Dec. 3 and 6.

Candidates interested in testing for the Washington State Patrol should submit applications prior to desired testing date to the Human Resource Division at P.O. Box 42620, Olympia WA 98504-4904.

For candidates interested in participating in testing but unable to mail in the application, bring the application to a above testing date and arrive early. Wear appropriate attire and bring a change of clothes, as the testing also includes a physical fitness test.

The agency offers additional information for prospective troopers. Or, email Trooper Pete Stock, the Western Washington recruiter, at pete.stock@wsp.wa.gov.

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