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State Trooper Phase 1 Testing

Jan  1 1900 12:00AM

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The Criminal Justice Program in Mount Vernon was recently selected to host the Washington State Patrol's (WSP) initial testing for qualified State Trooper candidates. SVC's site selection marks the first time that the WSP conducted testing and recruitment activities in Skagit County.

The WSP Phase I written testing is for interested applicants wishing to enter into a career in law enforcement. This effort assists the Washington State Patrol to satisfy recruitment needs identified over the next nine- to twelve-month period. Sergeant Alexander reminds prospective applicants that his agency recently reduced the eligible hiring age for applicants to 19-1/2 years of age, in an effort to expand the search for qualified candidates.

Bill Overby, Criminal Justice Department Chair at SVC, expressed his appreciation to the Washington State Patrol for selecting Skagit Valley College as a location for trooper recruitment. "By partnering with the Washington State Patrol in this endeavor, we provide qualified men and women access to the entry point for some of the most rewarding public service positions in America," said Overby. "For those who would entertain the idea of one day competing for a position within the State Patrol, or another workplace in the criminal justice system, but would like to increase their knowledge in this area, I extend an invitation to enroll in the Criminal Justice program."

For more information on the WSP testing, log on to the Washington State Patrol website at