State Patrol Hiring, Trooper Testing Begins May 18

Vancouver, Washington – The Washington State Patrol (WSP) will be holding applicant testing for the position of Trooper on May 18, 2013. The testing will be held at the Southwest Washington WSP Headquarters located at 11018 NE 51st Street in Vancouver at 7:30 AM. Applicants with a desire to be a Washington State Trooper should come prepared to complete a physical agility test and written examination.

“There are four phases of evaluation before being hired as a state trooper. This is phase one”, said District Five recruiter Trooper Jason Cuthbert. He also said, “There is a strong need for troopers in Washington right now.”

The WSP normally accepts applications through their online website. After the application is submitted, applicants are mailed a test date and location. Trooper Cuthbert said they will be taking walk-in applicants at the May 18th testing date. There is a atch though. Applicants wishing to test on a walk-in basis need to bring a completed application with them. Completed applications will be collected from walk-in applicants before the test begins.

The morning will begin with a physical agility test. Applicants should arrive dressed in appropriate attire to complete the following:

  • One minute sit-up test
  • One minute push-up test
  • One and one half mile run

Applicants who complete the physical agility test within the requirements will advance to a written examination after a short break. Physical requirements can be found at

For questions about becoming a Washington State Trooper or information on the testing process, contact Trooper Jason Cuthbert at 360-623-5103.