OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Most applicants to become a member of the Washington State Patrol won't make the cut. Only one in 40 trooper applicants ever get to wear a badge.
The Olympian (http://bit.ly/Z7XXby ) reports the State Patrol will have 321 troopers eligible to retire by the end of 2017. The goal is to hire 67 cadets for a class in mid-July.
Their first test will be a physical one. If they can run a mile and a half and do a number of situps and pushups within the required times, they will move on to the written exam.
Another class of potential troopers faced these same challenges this past week.
Information from: The Olympian, http://www.theolympian.com