Ever thought about joining the state police?

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. -- The Oregon State Police are looking for a few good men and women to serve as troopers.

State police are planning to hire recruit troopers in early 2015, but the process starts now.

OSP began accepting applications Tuesday morning for lateral and entry level recruit trooper positions.

Applications will be accepted until June 15.

Officials say you can learn more about the application process, including how to get a jump on the entry level testing.

State police have already scheduled two testing sessions. The first is June 28-29 and the second is July 1-2. Both sessions are being held at the Oregon Public Safety Academy at 1490 Aumsville Hwy E.

If you are interested in applying or finding out more about what it takes to be a trooper you can go to the OSP Trooper website.