The Selection Process

This process is designed to identify applicants who possess the ability and integrity required to be a law enforcement officer with our agency.


  • Oregon Physical Agility Testing (ORPAT) - A 1/4 mile obstacle course consisting of running, jumping, crawling, climbing, falling, balancing, dragging, pushing and pulling. This course simulates chasing a suspect, the struggle with a suspect, and the carrying of the suspect. The course must be completed in a time of 5 minutes and 30 seconds or less
  • Written Exam - Reading, writing, and math exercises
  • Oral Board Interview
  • Thorough Background Investigation
  • Interview with Sheriff or Designee
  • Psychological Examination
  • Physical Examination