Twenty-three newly hired Oregon State Police recruits were sworn in Sunday at the Oregon Public Safety Academy Hall of Heroes in Salem.
The Statesman Journal reports the 22 men and one woman make up the first class of troopers to be hired since September 2011. The class will graduate in August. They are the best of 800 applicants.
Oregon State Police hopes to hire another class as soon as this summer to fill the vacancies of retiring troopers.
Information from: Statesman Journal, http://www.statesmanjournal.com