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Lane County Sheriff's Office hosts hiring event

Applicants who attended the Lane County Sheriff's Open House had a chance to take the ORPAT exam.

Posted: Jan 13, 2018 11:13 PM

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. -- The Lane County Sheriff's Office is looking for candidates to fill 12 open Deputy Sheriff positions.

Dozens of men and women attended the Lane County Sheriff Department's open house at Pleasant Hill Elementary School on Saturday. Applicants had the chance to meet with officers in the department. Some even took the Oregon Physical Abilities Test also known as the OPRAT.

The spokewoman for the Lane County Sheriff’s Office, Carrie Carver, said they are looking for people who are looking for a fast-paced, exciting career, where they can really help other people.

She said the hiring process is a multi-step process with the ORPAT being the first step.

“It encompasses an obstacle course that you do six laps of, they do a push-pull machine, and they also do a dummy drag,” Carver said.

One applicant said the position appealed to him because law enforcement runs through his family.

"Well law enforcement has been in my life. I have family that are law enforcement and it's a great career field. Lots of opportunity and a good place to serve your community and it's attractive," said Joey Fischer.

Carver said they had more than 50 applicants make an appearance. She said out of all of those who took the ORPAT about half of them passed.

She also highly encourages those who are interested to apply. You can do so here.

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