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DPSST Fire Policy Committee Meeting Postponed - 08/16/18

This meeting is being postponed due to a lack of a quorum.  Many of the members of the Fire Policy Committee are helping to support wildfire suppression efforts around the state and unable to attend.  The meeting will be rescheduled.

 

For Immediate Release                                                        

July 26, 2018

Contact:           Mona Riesterer
                        (503) 378-2431

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING

The Fire Policy Committee of the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training will hold a regular meeting at 9:00 a.m. on August 22, 2018.  The meeting will be held in the Boardroom at the Oregon Public Safety Academy located at 4190 Aumsville Hwy SE, Salem, Oregon.  The meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities.  A request for an interpreter for the hearing impaired or for other accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made before the meeting by calling the contact listed above. 

Dial-in number: 888-398-2342 and Participant code: 4256088

If you dial-in for the meeting, please mute your phone unless you are addressing the group.  Doing so will enable you to hear the meeting more effectively.

Agenda items:

1.  Introductions

2.  *Approval of May 23, 2018 Fire Policy Meeting Minutes

3.  *Proposed Rule Changes for OAR 259-009-0010 and OAR 259-009-0059; Application for Personnel Affiliation and Certification Eligibility (E-1 Form)

Presented by Kayla Ballrot

4.  *Proposed Rule Changes for OAR 259-009-0062; Fire Ground Leader

Presented by Kayla Ballrot

5.  *McEwen, Cheyenne DPSST #36822 – NFPA Operations Level Responder & Firefighter Type 2 (FFT2); Jefferson County Rural Fire Protection District 1

Presented by Kayla Ballrot

6.  *Morey, Samantha E. DPSST #18786 – Application to Instruct and Approved DPSST Course, NFPA Fire Fighter 1, NFPA Fire Fighter II, NFPA Driver, NDPA Wildland Fire Operator, NFPA Mobile Water Supply Operator, NFPA Apparatus Equipped with Fire Pump, NFPA Apparatus Equipped with and Aerial Device, First Responder Operations, NFPA Fire Instructor I, NFPA Fire Officer I, NFPA Fire Officer II certifications for failure to meet the minimum standards for a Fire Service Professional

Presented by Kayla Ballrot

7.  *Morey, David R. DPSST # 13538 – NFPA Fire Fighter I, NFPA Fire Fighter II, NFPA Driver, NFPA Wildland Fire Operator, NFPA Mobile Water Supply Operator, NFPA Pumper Operator, Fires Responder Operations, On Scene Incident Commander, Wildland Interface Fire Fighter, Wildland Interface Engine Boss, Wildland Interface Strike Team Leader, Hazardous Materials Technician, NFPA Confined Space Rescue, Basic Fire Fighter, and NFPA Fire Instructor I

Presented by Kayla Ballrot

8.  Department Update

9.  Next scheduled FPC meeting – November 28, 2018 @ 9:00 a.m.   

 

Administrative Announcement

This is a public meeting, subject to the public meeting law and it will be recorded. Deliberation of issues will only be conducted by Fire Policy Committee members unless permitted by the Chair. Individuals who engage in disruptive behavior that impedes official business will be asked to stop being disruptive or leave the meeting. Additional measures may be taken to have disruptive individuals removed if their continued presence poses a safety risk to the other persons in the room or makes it impossible to continue the meeting

 

 

## Background Information on the DPSST ##

The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) operates the Oregon Public Safety Academy which spans more than 235 acres in Salem. The Academy is nationally recognized for its innovative training programs and active stakeholder involvement. Eriks Gabliks serves as the Director, and Sheriff Jason Myers of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office serves as the Chair of the Board. The department implements minimum standards established by the Board for the training and certification of more than 40,000 city, tribal, county and state law enforcement officers, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, fire service personnel, telecommunicators, emergency medical dispatchers and private security providers.

DPSST provides training to more than 25,000 students each year throughout Oregon and at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem: certifies qualified officers at various levels from basic through executive; certifies qualified instructors; and reviews and accredits training programs throughout the state based on standards established by the Board.

City Ruck Tour in Salem marks partnership between veterans and law enforcement through physical activity - 08/16/18

MEDIA ALERT: First ever City Ruck Tour marks partnership between veterans and law enforcement through physical activity

Members of Operation Enduring Warrior (OEW) Task Force Sentinel, combat-wounded adaptive athletes, wounded and non-wounded law enforcement personnel, and community members will participate in the first ever, 12-mile City Ruck Tour in Oregon, marking a nationwide partnership between veterans and law enforcement, Saturday, August 25, 2018, starting at the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST); 4190 Aumsville Hwy. S.E., Salem, Ore. 97317, and ending at the State Capitol Building, 900 Court St. N.E., Salem, Ore. 97301. A brief kick off ceremony will begin at 1:00 p.m.; anticipated finish time is 5:30 p.m.  The Salem City Ruck Tour is one of over 50 City Ruck Tours happening across the country this year.  Participants must register.

Operation Enduring Warrior (OEW) Task Force Sentinel, is a veteran-founded non¿profit 501(c)(3) whose mission is to honor, empower, and motivate our nation's wounded veterans and law enforcement personnel through a physical, mental and emotional rehabilitation.

OEW is a completely volunteer run organization. Donations go directly towards operational support of the organization and its different programs.

Notable Guest Speakers/ Participants

Trooper Nic Cederberg- Trooper Cederberg was shot 12 times on Christmas 2016. He was named 2017 North America's Trooper of the Year.  Trooper Cederberg will speak during the kick off ceremony.

Oregon City PD Chief Jim Band- Chief Band represents the agency that lost Reserve Officer Robert Libke, when he was shot in the line of duty in 2013.  Chief Band will speak during the kick off ceremony.

Sgt. Damon Coates- Sgt. Coates was shot in the face in 2003 and was left partially paralyzed.  He will be completing the 12-mile route in his wheelchair, with the aid of his wife, Tammy, and other friends and family members.

Deputy Sheriff Robby Nashif- Deputy Sheriff Nashif almost lost his leg in 2015 when he was struck by a vehicle while on duty on his motorcycle.  Deputy Sheriff Nashif will be completing the 12-mile route.

Jourdan Smith- Joined the Army in 1999. Jourdan was injured in 2007 when he sustained a gunshot wound to the knee in Iraq.  He suffered amputation of his leg.  Jourdan will be completing the 12-mile route.

Online: http://www.enduringwarrior.org

Register: www.eventbrite.com/e/city-ruck-tour-2018-salem-or-tickets-44786299026?aff=efbneb

Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/2090873344502839/

Additional Questions:
Crystal Mai Purdy
Pacific Northwest Coordinator, OEW
Cell #503-317-8908
dy@enduringwarrior.org">c.purdy@enduringwarrior.org

Vocabulary: Ruck = Military jargon for "labored walk," often with weighted backpacks.  No weight requirements have been set for this event.

DPSST Basic Police Revision Advisory Panel Meeting Scheduled - 08/15/18

For Immediate Release      
August 13, 2018
Contact: Staci Yutzie
  503-378-2426
 
Notice of Regular Meeting
 
The Basic Police Revision Advisory Panel for Phase 2 will hold a regular meeting on August 24, 2018 from
11:00a-2:00p.  The meeting will be held in the Victor G. Atiyeh Boardroom at the Oregon Public Safety
Academy in Salem, Oregon. The meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities. A request for an
interpreter for the deaf or hearing impaired or for other accommodations for persons with disabilities should bemade before the meeting by calling the contact listed above.   
 
Agenda Items:
 
I. Welcome
 
II. Content Draft Review
a. Legal Series- Criminal Law
b. Defensive Tactics

III. Lesson Plan Discussion  
a. Legal Series
b. Behavioral Health Series
c. Use of Force Series
d. Defensive Tactics   
e. Firearms
f. Building Searches
 
IV. Learning Outcomes
 
V. Development Tasks for September
 
VI. Conclusion
 

Administrative Announcement
This is a public meeting, subject to the public meeting law and it will be recorded. Deliberation of issues will only be conducted by Basic Police Revision Advisory Panel members unless permitted by the Chair. Individuals who engage in disruptive behavior that impedes official business will be asked to stop being disruptive or leave the meeting. Additional measures may be taken to have disruptive individuals removed if their continued presence poses a safety risk to the other persons in the room or makes it impossible to continue the meeting.

 

## Background Information on the DPSST ##

The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) operates the Oregon Public Safety Academy which spans more than 235 acres in Salem. The Academy is nationally recognized for its innovative training programs and active stakeholder involvement. Eriks Gabliks serves as the Director, and Sheriff Jason Myers of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office serves as the Chair of the Board. The department implements minimum standards established by the Board for the training and certification of more than 40,000 city, tribal, county and state law enforcement officers, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, fire service personnel, telecommunicators, emergency medical dispatchers and private security providers.

DPSST provides training to more than 25,000 students each year throughout Oregon and at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem: certifies qualified officers at various levels from basic through executive; certifies qualified instructors; and reviews and accredits training programs throughout the state based on standards established by the Board.

 

National Guard Wildfire Assistance
National Guard Wildfire Assistance
Help is on the Way: 125 + Members of Oregon National Guard dispatched to Taylor Creek Fire near Merlin (Photo) - 08/04/18

This morning, at 9:30 am, more than 125 members of the Oregon National Guard departed from the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem trained and equipped to help support the state's comprehensive wildfire suppression efforts.  This group, know as NG-2 (National Guard - Team 2) will join the fire lines on the Taylor Creek Fire west of Merlin later today. 

This is the second group deployed this year, with 147 members of the Oregon National Guard (NG-1) dispatched to assist at the Garner Complex Fire in Josephine County a few days ago. 

Yesterday, staff from the Oregon Department Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) completed a week-long training program for nearly 200 citizen-soldiers and citizen-airmen who volunteered for the second iteration of Oregon National Guard personnel called-up to help support the efforts of wildland firefighters around the state.  200 members of the Guard were previously trained as wildland firefighters in July at Camp Rilea.

This year the Oregon National Guard proactively trained 400 citizen-soldiers and citizen-airmen to serve as wildland firefighters in case their assistance was requested by the Oregon Department of Forestry.  This training was made possible thanks to federal funds that were allocated at the request of state officials to help prepare members of the National Guard should there help be needed.  To date, more than 250 of these trained personnel have been deployed with the others standing-by ready to assist if needed.

The training provided to the Oregon National Guard is the same training required of all public and private wildland firefighters. This training is often known as "red card" training and consists of both classroom and hands-on sessions.  Classes include a wide-variety of topics including safety considerations, communications, protecting tribal artifacts, fire behavior, and hands-on sessions such as fire shelter deployment, hand lines, gridding, hand tool work, and related skills.  All of these classes combined will allow the citizen-soldiers and citizen-airmen to be safe and effective in their work in case they are required this year to help support the efforts of wildland firefighters around the state.

The request for assistance at the Southern Oregon fires was made through an ongoing agreement the Oregon Military Department has with the Oregon Department of Forestry known as Operation Plan Smokey, which stipulates the details of how Oregon National Guard members will be utilized to assist in firefighting efforts. This agreement is reviewed annually by leadership of both agencies with training provided by DPSST at the Oregon Public Safety Academy once the Governor approves the activation of citizen-soldiers and citizen-airmen.

The Oregon National Guard has a proven track record of supporting wildfire suppression efforts,  from the air and on the ground,  around the state in recent years.  In 2015, members of the Oregon National Guard assisted with wildfire suppression efforts in John Day and Enterprise.  In 2017, more than 400 citizen-soldiers and citizen-airmen supported Oregon's firefighting efforts (air and ground) at High Cascades Complex (near Crater Lake), Chetco Bar, Blanket Creek, Horse Prairie, and Milli fires.

DPSST's Director Eriks Gabliks said "DPSST was honored to train this dedicated group of men and women of the Oregon National Guard who volunteered for this training program and subsequent fire deployment.  Firefighting resources across the state are stretched thin and the proactive training funded by the Federal government means the Guard will arrive faster to provide critical support for the state's comprehensive and coordinated mission."

For more information on the Oregon National Guard's preparation and participation in this year's wildfire fighting efforts please contact SFC April Davis, Public Affairs Specialist, Oregon Military Department, phone 503-584-3807, email il.l.davis@state.or.us">april.l.davis@mil.state.or.us

On July 18, 2018, Governor Kate Brown declared a statewide wildfire emergency, which activated Operation Plan Smokey to make Oregon National Guard (ONG) troops and resources available to the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) as needed.

https://www.oregon.gov/newsroom/Pages/NewsDetail.aspx?newsid=2828

Follow the work of the Oregon National Guard at https://www.facebook.com/OregonGuard/ 

 

380th Basic Police Class to Graduate from Oregon Public Safety Academy - 08/02/18

The Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) is pleased to announce the graduation of its 380th Basic Police Class.

The Basic Police Class is 16-weeks in length and includes dozens of training areas including survival skills, firearms, emergency vehicle operations, ethics, cultural diversity, problem solving, community policing, elder abuse, drug recognition, and dozens of other subjects.

Basic Police Class 380 will graduate at the Oregon Public Safety Academy at 4190 Aumsville Hwy SE in Salem, Oregon on Friday, August 10, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with a reception immediately following the graduation.  Chief Chris Skinner of the Eugene Police Department will be the speaker. 

The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training would like to invite you to join us in observing the ceremony and congratulating Basic Police #BP380 on their successful completion of basic training.

The graduating students appreciate the family, friends and guests who make graduation an appropriate conclusion to their basic training at the Oregon Public Safety Academy.

Graduating members of BP380:

Police Officer Tyler Aplin

Central Point Police Department

 

Police Officer Jacob Baxter

Albany Police Department

 

Police Officer Lucas Blackwell

Eugene Police Department

 

Police Officer Michael Brelsford

Eugene Police Department

 

Police Officer Justin Brenner

McMinnville Police Department

 

Deputy Sheriff Garrett Burner

Linn County Sheriff's Office

 

Police Officer Jeffery Carden

Albany Police Department

 

Deputy Sheriff Alexandra Cheremnov

Marion County Sheriff's Office

 

Police Officer Ryan Coats

OHSU University Police

 

Deputy Sheriff Benjamin Conway

Lane County Sheriff's Office

 

Police Officer Michael Crabtree

Silverton Police Department

 

Police Officer Damien Dale

Portland Police Bureau

 

Police Officer Amber Daniels

Forest Grove Police Department

 

Police Officer Angela Egberg

Hillsboro Police Department

 

Police Officer Andy Gomez

Central Point Police Department

 

Police Officer Inna Inzhirova

Salem Police Department

 

Police Officer Marcos Jimenez

Hubbard Police Department

 

Police Officer David Joseph

Gresham Police Department

 

Police Officer Zachary Mailand

Talent Police Department

 

Police Officer Jaques Maritz

 Sutherlin Police Department

 

Police Officer Robert Mitchell

Newberg-Dundee Police Department

 

Police Officer Jawhn Nilsen

Eugene Police Department

 

Police Officer Bennett Palmer

Myrtle Creek Police Department

 

Deputy Sheriff Christopher Reese

Linn County Sheriff's Office

 

Police Officer Marcus Risteen

Keizer Police Department

 

Police Officer Gregory Shipley

Salem Police Department

 

Deputy Sheriff Matthew Shrives

Lane County Sheriff's Office

 

Police Officer Benjamin Snell

Gervais Police Department

 

Police Officer Cody Snidow

Lincoln City Police Department

 

Police Officer Alec Swindling

Eugene Police Department

 

Police Officer Peter Teague

Albany Police Department

 

Police Officer Tyler Tremain

Eugene Police Department

 

Police Officer James Trevizo

Eugene Police Department

 

Police Officer Marcelo Valenzuela

Tualatin Police Department

 

Police Officer David Vansant

Salem Police Department

 

Police Officer Michael Wakefield

Molalla Police Department

 

Police Officer Nicole Watanabe

Salem Police Department

 

Police Officer Trevor Williamson

Eugene Police Department

 

Police Officer Asa Wolphagen

Salem Police Department

 

Deputy Sheriff Jacob Woods

Linn County Sheriff's Office

 

## Background Information on the DPSST ##

The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) operates the Oregon Public Safety Academy which spans more than 235 acres in Salem. The Academy is nationally recognized for its innovative training programs and active stakeholder involvement.  Eriks Gabliks serves as the Director, and Sheriff Jason Myers of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office serves as the Chair of the Board. The department implements minimum standards established by the Board for the training and certification of more than 40,000 city, tribal, county and state law enforcement officers, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, fire service personnel, telecommunicators, emergency medical dispatchers and private security providers.

DPSST provides training to more than 25,000 students each year throughout Oregon and at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem: certifies qualified officers at various levels from basic through executive; certifies qualified instructors; and reviews and accredits training programs throughout the state based on standards established by the Board.

DPSST Telecommunications Curriculum Committee Meeting Scheduled - 08/02/18

For Immediate Release                                          

August 2, 2018

Contact:              Sara Stewart     
                              503-378-2424

Notice of Regular Meeting

The Basic Telecommunications Curriculum Committee will hold a regular curriculum meeting at 11:00-14:00 on September 27, 2018.  The meeting will be held in A235 at DPSST. The meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities. A request for an interpreter for the deaf or hearing impaired or for other accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made before the meeting by calling the contact listed above. 

Agenda Items:

  • Scenario Development
    • Call Scenario
    • Field” Scenarios
    • Evaluation
  • Professional Standards Inquiries
    • Challenges
    • Equivalent Training requirements
    • Perishable Skills timeline
  • Journal Prompts
    • Specifics to be captured – feedback to agencies
    • Format (weekly contacts, coordinator, etc.)
  • To Do’s
    • Policy Committee Presentation: November 7, 2018
    • Review Curriculum (google drive)
    • Attend Facilitator Course

 

Administrative Announcement

This is a public meeting, subject to the public meeting law and it will be recorded. Deliberation of issues will only be conducted by Basic Telecommunications Curriculum Committee members unless permitted by the Chair. Individuals who engage in disruptive behavior that impedes official business will be asked to stop being disruptive or leave the meeting. Additional measures may be taken to have disruptive individuals removed if their continued presence poses a safety risk to the other persons in the room or makes it impossible to continue the meeting.

 

## Background Information on the DPSST ##

The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) operates the Oregon Public Safety Academy which spans more than 235 acres in Salem. The Academy is nationally recognized for its innovative training programs and active stakeholder involvement. Eriks Gabliks serves as the Director, and Sheriff Jason Myers of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office serves as the Chair of the Board. The department implements minimum standards established by the Board for the training and certification of more than 40,000 city, tribal, county and state law enforcement officers, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, fire service personnel, telecommunicators, emergency medical dispatchers and private security providers.

DPSST provides training to more than 25,000 students each year throughout Oregon and at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem: certifies qualified officers at various levels from basic through executive; certifies qualified instructors; and reviews and accredits training programs throughout the state based on standards established by the Board.

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Media Opportunity: Oregon National Guard Wildfire Training @ DPSST (Photo) - 08/01/18

The Oregon National Guard is proactively training 400 citizen-soldiers and citizen-airmen to serve as wildland firefighters in case their assistance is requested by the Oregon Department of Forestry.  200 members of the Guard were trained two weeks ago at Camp Rilea.  The second group of 200 men and women is being trained by the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem. 

The media is invited to view their field training on Friday, August 3rd, 2018 between 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., at the Oregon Public Safety Academy, located at 4190 Aumsville Highway, Salem, Oregon 97317.

The training provided to the Oregon National Guard is the same training required of all public and private wildland firefighters. This training is often known as "red card" training and consists of both classroom and hands-on sessions.  Classes include a wide-variety of topics including safety considerations, communications, protecting tribal artifacts, fire behavior, and hands-on sessions such as fire shelter deployment, hand lines, gridding, hand tool work, and related skills.  All of these classes combined will allow the citizen-soldiers and citizen-airmen to be safe and effective in their work in case they are required this year to help support the efforts of wildland firefighters around the state.

This training is made possible thanks to federal funds that were allocated at the request of state officials to help prepare members of the National Guard in case their assistance is needed this year to support wildland firefighting efforts.

The Oregon National Guard has a longstanding agreement with the Oregon Department of Forestry known as Operation Plan Smokey, which stipulates the details of how Oregon National Guard members will be utilized to assist in annual firefighting efforts.  This agreement is reviewed annually by the leadership of both agencies and Governor Brown’s Office.

DPSST Director Eriks Gabliks said, "We have a great partnership among all of the state agencies that are involved in wildfire suppression efforts around the state.  It is our organization's honor and privilege to train these citizen-soldiers and citizen-airmen who have served us both around the state and around the world.  We are always impressed with the dedication and hard work of the men and women of the Oregon National Guard who may be called to duty to support the state's coordinated wildfire suppression efforts. "

For more information on the Oregon National Guard's preparation and participation in this year's wildfire fighting efforts, or to visit the training being offered at DPSST this week, please contact SFC April Davis, Public Affairs Specialist, Oregon Military Department, phone 503-584-3807, email il.l.davis@state.or.us">april.l.davis@mil.state.or.us

On July 18, 2018, Governor Kate Brown declared a statewide wildfire emergency, which activated Operation Plan Smokey to make Oregon National Guard (ONG) troops and resources available to the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) as needed.

 https://www.oregon.gov/newsroom/Pages/NewsDetail.aspx?newsid=2828

# # #

The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) operates the Oregon Public Safety Academy, which spans more than 235 acres in Salem, Oregon. The academy is nationally recognized for its innovative training programs and active stakeholder involvement. DPSST implements minimum standards established by the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training for recruitment and training of city, county and state police, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, fire service personnel, emergency telecommunicators and private security providers. DPSST conducts public safety training throughout Oregon and at the central academy in Salem; certifies qualified officers at various levels from basic through executive; certifies qualified instructors; and inspects and accredits training programs throughout the state based on standards established by the board.

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Live Fire Training Advisory - Oregon Public Safety Academy - Salem (Photo) - 07/31/18

On Friday, August 3, 2018, the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) will be conducting live-fire training field burns at the Oregon Public Safety Academy at 4190 Aumsville Hwy SE, Salem, OR.

Note: People with breathing difficulties in the immediate area may need to take precautions. This should last from approximately 1pm to 9pm on Friday.

The live-fire training is part of the wildland firefighter training  that the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) is providing to 200 citizen-soldiers and citizen-airmen from the Oregon National Guard who are being proactively trained in case their assistance is needed to support wildland firefighting efforts around the state.

The request for DPSST’s assistance was made by the Oregon Military Department which received federal funds to proactively train members of their organization in case assistance is needed by the Oregon Department of Forestry to support wildfire suppression efforts around the state.

The state has a long-standing agreement between the Oregon National Guard and Oregon Department of Forestry known as Operation Plan Smokey.  This plan stipulates the details of how Oregon National Guard members will be utilized to assist in firefighting efforts. This agreement is reviewed annually by the leadership of both agencies and Governor Kate Brown’s Office.

The training provided to the members of the Oregon National Guard by DPSST is the same training that is required of all public and private wildland firefighters. Many people call this "red card" training. The training will be provided over four, 13-hour days instead of the traditional five-day format. Training will include classroom, hands-on, and live fire training elements.

# # #

The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) operates the Oregon Public Safety Academy, which spans more than 235 acres in Salem, Oregon. The academy is nationally recognized for its innovative training programs and active stakeholder involvement. DPSST implements minimum standards established by the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training for recruitment and training of city, county and state police, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, fire service personnel, emergency telecommunicators and private security providers. DPSST conducts public safety training throughout Oregon and at the central academy in Salem; certifies qualified officers at various levels from basic through executive; certifies qualified instructors; and inspects and accredits training programs throughout the state based on standards established by the board.

Fitting for boots
Fitting for boots
Oregon National Guard Reports for Wildland Firefighter Training (Photo) - 07/30/18

As part of the State's coordinated and comprehensive wildfire suppression efforts, and thanks to funds allocated by the federal government, 200 citizen-soldiers and citizen-airmen from the Oregon National Guard arrived this afternoon at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem for a week-long wildland firefighter training program.  This 200 arriving at the Academy are in addition to the 200 trained earlier this month at Camp Rilea near Warrenton, Oregon. 

Federal funds were allocated, at the request of state officials, to help prepare members of the National Guard in case their assistance will be needed to support wildland firefighting efforts around the state.

The week-long training is being provided by the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) and is the same training required of all public and private wildland firefighters. This training the members of the Oregon National Guard will be receiving is often known as "red card" training and consists of both classroom and hands-on sessions. 

Classes include a wide-variety of topics including safety considerations, communications, protecting tribal artifacts, fire behavior, etc.  Hands-on sessions include fire shelter deployment, hand lines, gridding, hand tool work, pumps, water sources, and related skills. 

DPSST’s Director Eriks Gabliks said “all of these classes combined will allow the citizen-soldiers and citizen-airmen to be safe and effective in their work in case they are required this year to help support the efforts of wildland firefighters around the state.”

The Oregon National Guard has a proven track record of supporting wildfire suppression efforts,  from the air and on the ground,  around the state in recent years.  In 2015, members of the Oregon National Guard assisted with wildfire suppression efforts in John Day and Enterprise.  In 2017, more than 400 citizen-soldiers and citizen-airmen supported Oregon's firefighting efforts (air and ground) at High Cascades Complex (near Crater Lake), Chetco Bar, Blanket Creek, Horse Prairie, and Milli fires.

The Oregon National Guard has a long-standing agreement with the Oregon Department of Forestry known as Operation Plan Smokey, which stipulates the details of how Oregon National Guard members will be utilized to assist in annual firefighting efforts if needed. This agreement is reviewed on an annual basis by both agencies and the Governor's Office. 

What is different this year is that funds were requested by state officials, and approved by the federal government, to provide training to members of the National Guard ahead of the need.  Gabliks said “this will allow these wildland firefighter trained citizen-soldiers and citizen-airmen to be activated and deployed much faster should the need arise for their assistance.”

On July 18, 2018, Governor Kate Brown declared a statewide wildfire emergency, which activated Operation Plan Smokey to make Oregon National Guard (ONG) troops and resources available to the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF).

 https://www.oregon.gov/newsroom/Pages/NewsDetail.aspx?newsid=2828

For more information on the Oregon National Guard's preparation and participation in this year's wildfire fighting efforts, or to visit the training being offered at DPSST, please contact SFC April Davis, Public Affairs Specialist, Oregon Military Department, phone 503-584-3807, email il.l.davis@state.or.us">april.l.davis@state.or.us

# # #

The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) operates the Oregon Public Safety Academy which spans more than 235 acres in Salem. The Academy is nationally recognized for its innovative training programs and active stakeholder involvement. Eriks Gabliks serves as the Director, and Sheriff Jason Myers of the Marion County Sheriff's Office serves as the Chair of the Board. The department implements minimum standards established by the Board for the training and certification of more than 40,000 city, tribal, county and state law enforcement officers, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, fire service personnel, telecommunicators, emergency medical dispatchers and private security providers.

DPSST provides training to more than 25,000 students each year throughout Oregon and at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem: certifies qualified officers at various levels from basic through executive; certifies qualified instructors; and reviews and accredits training programs throughout the state based on standards established by the Board.

 

Board on Public Safety Standards and Training Meeting Recap - 07/26/18

The Board on Public Safety Standards and Training (BPSST) held is regularly scheduled quarterly meeting on Thursday, July 26, 2018 in the Boardroom at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem.

To increase the public's trust, the Oregon legislature has mandated the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training establish minimum standards that are required to be met and maintained by Oregon's providers of public safety, including police officers, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, telecommunicators (9-1-1), emergency medical dispatchers, public safety instructors, and OLCC regulatory specialists. The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training is responsible for certifying public safety professionals who meet all of the Board-established intellectual, physical and moral fitness standards,and for denying, suspending or revoking the certification of those who do not meet or fall below these standards.

Recap of Board Actions -

Personnel Actions - Consent Agenda - Unanimous Vote to Approve

FIRE

Jeffrey J. Albright DPSST#F33547(Hoodland RFPD) – Deny Application for Certification

Andrew L. Klope DPSST#F36968 (Tri-City RFPD #4) – Deny Application for Certification

Aron Harrison DPSST#22033 (Lewis & Clark RFPD) –  Revoke Certification and Deny Application for Certification

James T. Poore DPSST#16053 (Klamath County Fire District#1) –  Revoke Certification and Deny Application for Certification

Kyle A. Dodenhoff DPSST#26245 (Rogue Valley International Airport Fire District) –  Revoke Certification and Deny Application for Certification

POLICE / CORRECTIONS / PAROLE & PROBATION / 9-1-1

Randall Brandt DPSST#07626 (Portland Police Bureau – retired) - Revoke

Ronald Hosek DPSST#05927 (Not employed) – Revoke

Travis Crosman DPSST #51361(Junction City Police Department) – No Action Warranted

Bradley Wright DPSST#42148 (Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office) – Revoke

Rhett Hemphill DPSST#33695 (Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office) – No Action Warranted

Shawn K. Hanson DPSST#58352 (Department of Corrections – CCCF)  - No Action Warranted

Tyler Beers DPSST#58455 (Department of Corrections – EOCI) – Deny Application for Training and Subsequent Certification

James Edison DPSST#38290 (Department of Corrections - PRCI) - Revoke

Debbie Brooks DPSST#33906 (Lane County Sheriff’s Office)  - Revoke

Kenneth Tobin DPSST#21784 (Willamette Valley Communication Center) – No Action Warranted

Personnel Actions - Removed from Consent Agenda

Lawrence O’Dea DPSST#18924 (Portland Police Bureau)  – Revoke

The Board approved the recommendation of its Police Policy Committee to revoke O’Dea’s certification on two counts: 

  • O’Dea’s Gross Misconduct warrants an ineligibility period of 3 years (concurrent)
  • O’Dea’s Dishonesty warrants an ineligibility period of 10 years (concurrent)

Revocation Vote 14-4-1 / Nays: Marteeny, Teague, Allison, Hering / Abstain: Connelly

Background: Consensus reached by Police Policy Committee that O’Dea’s conduct impacts his ability to be employed as a public safety professional because it violates the Code of Ethics, sworn and affirmed by him, to safeguard lives and property; to protect all persons against deception, the weak against oppression or intimidation and the peaceful against violence or disorder. Police Policy Committee noted that O’Dea’s conduct is particularly egregious because as a police officer he is attempted to conceal his behavior and provided misleading information. O’Dea’s demonstrated gross misconduct and dishonesty render him ineffective to serve as a public safety officer.

Administrative Rule Changes - Approved Unanimously on Consent Agenda

OAR 259-060-0015 and 259-061-0018 – Proposed Rule Change  – Approve - Clarification for the exemption from certification and licensure related to providing services for a federal employer. (Private Security)

OAR 259-061-0018 and 259-061-0195 – Proposed Rule Change  – Approve - Private Investigator Rules of Professional Conduct and Maintaining Client Confidentiality.

OAR 259-009-0005 et al – Proposed rule change – Approve - Wildland Fire Operations Positions

OAR 259-009-0065 – Proposed rule change – Approve - Updates certification titles listed within the maintenance rule and includes additional revisions for clarity.

OAR 259-009-0070 – Proposed rule change – Approve - Addresses Board disapproval of a Policy Committee recommendation process.

OAR 259-009-0090 – Proposed rule change – Approve - Repeals outdated requirements for access to a fire service professional’s training record.

OAR 259-008-0070 – Proposed Rule Change  – Approve - Board Disapproval of a Policy Committee Recommendation

# # #

Board, and Policy Committee, meeting minutes can be found online at http://www.oregon.gov/DPSST/BD/pages/index.aspx

# Background Information about the Board and Department #

The Board consists of 24 members representing city, county and state public safety professionals representing each of the disciplines (police, fire, 9-1-1, corrections, private security), and a private citizen appointed by the Governor. The current Board Chair is Sheriff Jason Myers of the Marion County Sheriff's Office. The Board includes administrators as well as non-management representatives from statewide organizations. The Board represents more than 40,000 public safety professionals and establishes minimum standards for the training and certification of city, county and state law enforcement officers, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, fire service personnel,telecommunicators, emergency medical dispatchers and private security/private investigator providers, and makes determinations on waiver requests. The Board is supported by six policy committees and a number of sub-committees representing the public safety disciplines, which provide technical expertise and serve as vital links to public safety organizations. The Board operates in close partnership with the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST).

The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) implements minimum standards established by the Board for training and certification of city, county, tribal and state law enforcement officers, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, fire service personnel,telecommunicators, emergency medical dispatchers and private security providers. DPSST provides training to more than 20,000 students each year throughout Oregon and at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem; certifies qualified officers at various levels from basic through executive; certifies qualified instructors; and reviews and accredits training programs throughout the state based on standards established by the Board. Eriks Gabliks serves as the Director of DPSST.

Board Unanimously Approves Addition of Ashland Police Officer Malcus Williams Name to Oregon Fallen Law Enforcement Memorial - 07/26/18

At its quarterly meeting this morning, the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training (BPSST) unaninmously approved a request from its Police Policy Committee to add the name Ashland Police Officer Malcus Williams to the State’s Fallen Law Enforcement Officer Memorial at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem. 

Background: On Friday March 2, 2018 at approximately 7:25 p.m. Officer Malcus Williams suffered a major medical event while on duty and on the scene of a call. Other officers who were on scene rendered aid and summoned expedited medical assistance from Ashland Fire and Rescue. Paramedics arrived on scene and transported Officer Williams to Providence Hospital where the emergency department staff continued to work on him. Officer Williams passed away at approximately 9:00 p.m. Officer Williams is survived by his wife, Ona, and three daughters, Savannah, Georgia and Brooklyn, as well as his sisters Cindy and Amy, who is also a member of the Ashland Police Department. Officer Williams started his career with the Ashland Police Department on December 9, 1996, End of Watch March 2, 2018.

It is the custom of the state and national memorials to not add names during the year of the incident to give family, co-workers, and community members a chance to heal from the loss.

The State memorial honors 183 fallen Oregon law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty since the 1880s. This includes officers from city, county, state, tribal and federal law enforcement agencies who have served as law enforcement officers, corrections officers, and parole and probation officers.  The line of duty death of Officer Williams will sadly bring the number of officers honored on the memorial to 184.

DPSST Director Eriks Gabliks said "The State's fallen law enforcement officer memorial was created more than 20 years ago to honor and remember Oregonians who wear a badge and uniform, and take an oath to serve and protect, and sadly died in the line of duty.  Officer Williams name will be etched into a granite wall along side 183 other city, county, state, tribal and federal law enforcement officers who made the ultimate sacrifice while helping others."

Officer Williams name will be added during the state's annual ceremony in May 2019. 

For more information on the Oregon Fallen Law Enforcement Officer Memorial please visit: http://www.oregon.gov/DPSST/AT/pages/olememorial.aspx

 

DPSST Police Policy Committee Meeting Scheduled - 07/25/18

For Immediate Release                                          

July 24, 2018

Contact: Mona Riesterer
                (503) 378-2431

Notice of Regular Meeting     

The Police Policy Committee of the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training will hold a regular meeting at 10:00 a.m. on August 16, 2018.  The meeting will be held in the Victor G. Atiyeh Boardroom at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem, Oregon.  The meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities.  A request for an interpreter for the hearing impaired or for other accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made before the meeting by calling the contact listed above.

Dial-in number: 888-273-3658 and Participant code: 4711910

If you dial-in for the meeting, please mute your phone unless you are addressing the group.  Doing so will enable you to hear the meeting more effectively.

Agenda Items:

1.  Introductions

2.  *Approve May 17, 2018 Meeting Minutes 

3.  *Proposed Rule Changes for OAR 259-008-0075 Sheriff Eligibility Determination

Presented by Jennifer Howald

4.  *Administrative Closures – Police & Regulatory Specialists

Presented by Kristen Hibberds

5.  *White, Larissa DPSST #52624 – Basic Police Certification; Turner Police Department

Presented by Kristen Hibberds

6.  *Fleming, Thomas DPSST #55747 – Basic Police Certification; Marion County Sheriff’s Office

Presented by Kristen Hibberds

7.  *Thurman, Daniel DPSST #43666 – Basic and Intermediate Police Certifications; Silverton Police Department

Presented by Kristen Hibberds

8.  *Johnston, Bradley DPSST #27723 – Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, Supervisory, Management and Executive Police Certifications and Instructor Certification; Astoria Police Department

Presented by Kristen Hibberds

9.  *Peterson, Eric DPSST #33872 – Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Police Certification; Molalla Police Department

Presented by Kristen Hibberds

10. *Craig, Steve DPSST #37427 – Complaint 2018-65CJ; Currently not employed

Presented by Kristen Hibberds

11. *Humphreys, Christopher DPSST #32784 – Complaint; Wheeler County Sheriff’s Office

Presented by Kristen Hibberds

12. *Law Enforcement Memorial Wall Nomination Sgt. John Lawrence – DPSST #31555; City of Bend Police Department

Presented by Eriks Gabliks

13. Department Update

14. Next Police Policy Committee Meeting –  November 15, 2018  at 10:00 a.m.

Administrative Announcement

This is a public meeting, subject to the public meeting law and it will be recorded. Deliberation of issues will only be conducted by Police Policy Committee members unless permitted by the Chair. Individuals who engage in disruptive behavior that impedes official business will be asked to stop being disruptive or leave the meeting. Additional measures may be taken to have disruptive individuals removed if their continued presence poses a safety risk to the other persons in the room or makes it impossible to continue the meeting

 

## Background Information on the DPSST ##

The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) operates the Oregon Public Safety Academy which spans more than 235 acres in Salem. The Academy is nationally recognized for its innovative training programs and active stakeholder involvement. Eriks Gabliks serves as the Director, and Sheriff Jason Myers of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office serves as the Chair of the Board. The department implements minimum standards established by the Board for the training and certification of more than 40,000 city, tribal, county and state law enforcement officers, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, fire service personnel, telecommunicators, emergency medical dispatchers and private security providers.

DPSST provides training to more than 25,000 students each year throughout Oregon and at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem: certifies qualified officers at various levels from basic through executive; certifies qualified instructors; and reviews and accredits training programs throughout the state based on standards established by the Board.

DPSST Corrections Policy Committee Meeting Scheduled - 07/25/18

For Immediate Release                                          

July 24, 2018

Contact:              Mona Riesterer
                              (503) 378-2431

Notice of Regular Meeting

The Corrections Policy Committee of the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training will hold a regular meeting at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 14, 2018.  The meeting will be held in the Boardroom at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training located at 4190 Aumsville Hwy SE, Salem, Oregon.  The meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities.  A request for an interpreter for the hearing impaired or for other accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made before the meeting by calling the contact listed above. 

Dial-in number: 888-273-3658 and Participant code: 4711910

If you dial-in for the meeting, please mute your phone unless you are addressing the group.  Doing so will enable you to hear the meeting more effectively.

Agenda Items:

1.  Introductions

2.  *Approval of Meeting Minutes

Approve the May 8, 2018 Meeting Minutes of the Corrections Policy Committee

3.  *Review of Pilot Curriculum – BPP76

Presented by Chris Enquinst

4.  Quarterly Review of DOC BCC: Information Only

Presented by Bob Sigleer

5.  *Administrative Closures – Corrections & Parole & Probation

Presented by Kristen Hibberds

6.  *King, Shawn DPSST #49251 – Basic Corrections Certification; Department of Corrections-SRCI

Presented by Kristen Hibberds

7.  *Baldovino, Talissa DPSST #58666 – Application for Training & Subsequent Certification

Presented by Kristen Hibberds

8.  *Duncan, Colin DPSST #44454 – Basic & Intermediate Corrections Certifications; Klamath County Sheriff’s Office

Presented by Kristen Hibberds

9.  *Lagao, Mario DPSST #53203 – Basic Corrections Certifications; Department of Corrections –EOCI

Presented by Kristen Hibberds

10. *Mittelbach, Brock DPSST #41816 – Basic, Intermediate, & Advanced Corrections Certifications; Department of Corrections – CCCF

Presented by Kristen Hibberds

11. *Copple, Matthew DPSST #48237 – Basic & Intermediate Corrections Certifications; Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office

Presented by Kristen Hibberds

12. *Poe, Chance DPSST #58554 – Application for Training & Subsequent Certification; Department of Corrections-SRCI

Presented by Kristen Hibberds

13. Staff Update

14. Next Regularly Scheduled Meeting – November 13, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.

 

Administrative Announcement

This is a public meeting, subject to the public meeting law and it will be recorded. Deliberation of issues will only be conducted by Corrections Policy Committee members unless permitted by the Chair. Individuals who engage in disruptive behavior that impedes official business will be asked to stop being disruptive or leave the meeting. Additional measures may be taken to have disruptive individuals removed if their continued presence poses a safety risk to the other persons in the room or makes it impossible to continue the meeting

 

## Background Information on the DPSST ##

The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) operates the Oregon Public Safety Academy which spans more than 235 acres in Salem. The Academy is nationally recognized for its innovative training programs and active stakeholder involvement. Eriks Gabliks serves as the Director, and Sheriff Jason Myers of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office serves as the Chair of the Board. The department implements minimum standards established by the Board for the training and certification of more than 40,000 city, tribal, county and state law enforcement officers, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, fire service personnel, telecommunicators, emergency medical dispatchers and private security providers.

DPSST provides training to more than 25,000 students each year throughout Oregon and at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem: certifies qualified officers at various levels from basic through executive; certifies qualified instructors; and reviews and accredits training programs throughout the state based on standards established by the Board.

 

DPSST Telecommunications Policy Committee Meeting Scheduled - 07/25/18

For Immediate Release                                          

July 24, 2018

Contact: Mona Riesterer
                (503) 378-2431

Notice of Regular Meeting

The Telecommunications Policy Committee of the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training will hold a regular meeting at 9:00 a.m. on August 1, 2018.  The meeting will be held in the Victor G. Atiyeh Boardroom at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem, Oregon.  The meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities.  A request for an interpreter for the hearing impaired or for other accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made before the meeting by calling the contact listed above. 

Dial-in number: 888-273-3658 and Participant code: 4711910

If you dial-in for the meeting, please mute your phone unless you are addressing the group.  Doing so will enable you to hear the meeting more effectively.

Agenda Items:

1.  Introductions

2.  *Minutes of May 2, 2018 Meeting

Approve Minutes of May 2, 2018 Meeting

3.  *Administrative Closures – Telecommunicator/Emergency Medical Dispatcher

Presented by Kristen Hibberds

4.  *Thornton, Cory DPSST#53006 – Basic Telecommunications & Emergency Medical Dispatch Certification

Presented by Kristen Hibberds

5.  *Stolt, Jennifer DPSST#42217 – Basic Telecommunicator & Emergency Medical Dispatcher Certifications: Junction City Police Department

Presented by Kristen Hibberds

6.  Staff Update

7.  Next Telecommunications Policy Committee Meeting November 7, 2018
Wednesday, November 7, 2018, at 9:00 a.m.

Administrative Announcement

This is a public meeting, subject to the public meeting law and it will be recorded. Deliberation of issues will only be conducted by Telecommunications Policy Committee members unless permitted by the Chair. Individuals who engage in disruptive behavior that impedes official business will be asked to stop being disruptive or leave the meeting. Additional measures may be taken to have disruptive individuals removed if their continued presence poses a safety risk to the other persons in the room or makes it impossible to continue the meeting

## Background Information on the DPSST ##

The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) operates the Oregon Public Safety Academy which spans more than 235 acres in Salem. The Academy is nationally recognized for its innovative training programs and active stakeholder involvement. Eriks Gabliks serves as the Director, and Sheriff Jason Myers of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office serves as the Chair of the Board. The department implements minimum standards established by the Board for the training and certification of more than 40,000 city, tribal, county and state law enforcement officers, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, fire service personnel, telecommunicators, emergency medical dispatchers and private security providers.

DPSST provides training to more than 25,000 students each year throughout Oregon and at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem: certifies qualified officers at various levels from basic through executive; certifies qualified instructors; and reviews and accredits training programs throughout the state based on standards established by the Board.

 

2017 National Guard Scratching Line
2017 National Guard Scratching Line
Oregon Public Safety Academy to Train 200 members of Oregon National Guard for Wildland Firefighting Duties (Photo) - 07/24/18

As part of the State's coordinated and comprehensive wildfire suppression efforts,and thanks to funds allocated by the federal government, next Monday approximately 200 citizen-soldiers and citizen-airmen from the Oregon National Guard will arrive at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem for a week-long wildland firefighter training program.  This group of 200 arriving next Monday, are in addition to the 200 trained earlier this month at Camp Rilea near Warrenton, Oregon. 

The federal funds which allow this training to occur were allocated at the request of state officials to help prepare members of the National Guard in case their assistance is needed this year to support wildland firefighting efforts.

The week-long training will be provided by the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST).  The training provided to the Oregon National Guard is the same training required of all public and private wildland firefighters. This training is often known as "red card" training and consists of both classroom and hands-on sessions.  Classes include a wide-variety of topics including safety considerations, communications, protecting tribal artifacts, fire behavior, and hands-on sessions such as fire shelter deployment, hand lines, gridding, hand tool work, and related skills.  All of these classes combined will allow the citizen-soldiers and citizen-airmen to be safe and effective in their work in case they are required this year to help support the efforts of wildland firefighters around the state.

In 2015, members of the Oregon National Guard assisted with wildfire suppression efforts in John Day and Enterprise.  In 2017, more than 400 citizen-soldiers and citizen-airmen supported Oregon's firefighting efforts (air and ground) at High Cascades Complex (near Crater Lake), Chetco Bar, Blanket Creek, Horse Prairie, and Milli fires. Last year, Oregon Army National Guard helicopters dropped more than 700,000 gallons of water.

The Oregon National Guard has an long-standing agreement with the Oregon Department of Forestry known as Operation Plan Smokey, which stipulates the details of how Oregon National Guard members will be utilized to assist in annual firefighting efforts if needed. This agreement is reviewed on an annual basis by both agencies and the Governor's Office. 

On July 18, 2018, Governor Kate Brown declared a statewide wildfire emergency, which activated Operation Plan Smokey to make Oregon National Guard (ONG) troops and resources available to the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF). At the request of ODF, aviation resources were made available to wildfire crews in Oregon. ONG ground troops have not yet been requested but are now available if wildfire conditions worsen.  https://www.oregon.gov/newsroom/Pages/NewsDetail.aspx?newsid=2828

DPSST Director Eriks Gabliks said, "we are always impressed with the dedication and hard work of the men and women of the Oregon National Guard who support the state's coordinated wildfire suppression efforts. It is our organization's honor and privilege to train these citizen-soldiers and citizen-airmen who have served us both around the state and around the world."

For more information on the Oregon National Guard's preparation and participation in this year's wildfire fighting efforts, or to visit the training being offered at DPSST next week, please contact SFC April Davis, Public Affairs Specialist, Oregon Military Department, phone 503-584-3807, email il.l.davis@state.or.us">april.l.davis@state.or.us

# # #

The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) operates the Oregon Public Safety Academy which spans more than 235 acres in Salem. The Academy is nationally recognized for its innovative training programs and active stakeholder involvement. Eriks Gabliks serves as the Director, and Sheriff Jason Myers of the Marion County Sheriff's Office serves as the Chair of the Board. The department implements minimum standards established by the Board for the training and certification of more than 40,000 city, tribal, county and state law enforcement officers, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, fire service personnel, telecommunicators, emergency medical dispatchers and private security providers.

DPSST provides training to more than 25,000 students each year throughout Oregon and at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem: certifies qualified officers at various levels from basic through executive; certifies qualified instructors; and reviews and accredits training programs throughout the state based on standards established by the Board.

Board on Public Safety Standards and Training Notice of Regular Meeting - 07/24/18

For Immediate Release                                                        

July 24, 2018

Contact:           Theresa Janda
                        (503) 373-1553

Notice of Regular Meeting

The Board on Public Safety Standards and Training will hold a regular meeting at 9:00 a.m. on July 26, 2018.  The meeting will be held in the Boardroom at the Oregon Public Safety Academy located at 4190 Aumsville Hwy SE, Salem, Oregon.  The meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities.  A request for an interpreter for the hearing impaired or for other accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made before the meeting by calling the contact listed above. 

1.  Introductions

2.  *Minutes

Approve minutes from the April 26, 2018 Meeting.

3.  Fire Policy Committee

a.  Fire Policy Committee Update – James Oeder, Chair

b. *Consent Agenda  (The following items to be ratified by one vote)

            A. *OAR 259-009-0005 et al – Proposed rule change – Approve

            Wildland Fire Operations Positions

            Recommended to the Board by the FPC on May 23, 2018. 

B. *OAR 259-009-0065 – Proposed rule change – Approve

Updates certification titles listed within the maintenance rule and includes additional revisions for clarity.

            Recommended to the Board by the FPC on May 23, 2018.

C. *OAR 259-009-0070 – Proposed rule change – Approve

            Addresses Board disapproval of a Policy Committee recommendation process.

            Recommended to the Board by the FPC on May 23, 2018.

D. *OAR 259-009-0090 – Proposed rule change – Approve

            Repeals outdated requirements for access to a fire service professional’s training record.

            Recommended to the Board by the FPC on May 23, 2018.

E. *Jeffrey J. Albright DPSST#F33547(Hoodland RFPD) – Deny Application for Certification

Recommended to the Board by the FPC on May 23, 2018.

F. *Andrew L. Klope DPSST#F36968 (Tri-City RFPD #4) – Deny Application for Certification

Recommended to the Board by the FPC on May 23, 2018.

G. *Aron Harrison DPSST#22033 (Lewis & Clark RFPD) –  Revoke Certification and Deny Application for Certification

Recommended to the Board by the FPC on May 23, 2018.

H. *James T. Poore DPSST#16053 (Klamath County Fire District#1) –  Revoke Certification and Deny Application for Certification

Recommended to the Board by the FPC on May 23, 2018.

I. *Kyle A. Dodenhoff DPSST#26245 (Rogue Valley International Airport Fire District) –  Revoke Certification and Deny Application for Certification

Recommended to the Board by the FPC on May 23, 2018.

J. *Committee Appointments

Fire Policy Committee Appointment

Kevin Larson; Appointment to the FPC to replace Jeff Hamilton; 1st term effective 10/23/18.

5.  Criminal Justice Policy Committees

a. Police Policy Committee Update – Jeff Hering, Chair

b. Telecommunications Policy Committee Update – Kelly Dutra, Chair

c. Corrections Policy Committee Update – Jason Myers, Chair

d. *Consent Agenda  (The following items to be ratified by one vote)

A. *OAR 259-008-0070 – Proposed Rule Change  – Approve

Board Disapproval of a Policy Committee Recommendation

Recommended to the Board by the TPC on May 2, 2018. Recommended to the Board by the CPC on May 8, 2018.  Recommended to the Board by the PPC on May 17, 2018. 

B. *Randall Brandt DPSST#07626 (Portland Police Bureau – retired) - Revoke

Recommended to the Board by the PPC on May 17, 2018.

C.  *Ronald Hosek DPSST#05927 (Not employed) – Revoke

12 to 2 vote to Recommended to the Board by the PPC on May 17, 2018.

D. *Travis Crosman DPSST #51361(Junction City Police Department) – No Action

Recommended to the Board by the PPC on May 17, 2018.

E. *Bradley Wright DPSST#42148 (Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office) – Revoke

Recommended to the Board by the PPC on May 17, 2018.

F. *Rhett Hemphill DPSST#33695 (Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office) – No Action

Recommended to the Board by the PPC on May 17, 2018.

G. *Lawrence O’Dea DPSST#18924 (Portland Police Bureau)  – Revoke

Voted 7 to 6 to Recommended to the Board by the PPC on May 17, 2018.

H. *Shawn K. Hanson DPSST#58352 (Department of Corrections – CCCF)  - No Action

Recommended to the Board by the CPC on May 8, 2018.

I. *Tyler Beers DPSST#58455 (Department of Corrections – EOCI) – Deny Application for Training and Subsequent Certification

Recommended to the Board by the CPC on May 8, 2018.

J. *James Edison DPSST#38290 (Department of Corrections - PRCI) - Revoke

Recommended to the Board by the CPC on May 8, 2018.

K. *Debbie Brooks DPSST#33906 (Lane County Sheriff’s Office)  - Revoke

Recommended to the Board by the TPC on May 2, 2018.

L. *Kenneth Tobin DPSST#21784 (Willamette Valley Communication Center) – No Action

Unanimous vote minus one recusal to recommend to the Board by the TPC on May 2, 2018.

M. Correspondence from Rebekah White -  Form a Workgroup to review Administrative Rule governing the convictions that require mandatory denial, suspension and revocatioun of certification as a telecommunicator - Approve

Recommended to the Board by the TPC on May 2, 2018.

N. *Committee Appointments

Corrections Policy Committee

Gary Bergerson; Reappointment to the CPC; 2nd term effective7/26/18

Matt English;  Reappointment to the CPC; 2nd term effective 7/26/18

Carol Dishion; Reappointment to the CPC; 2nd term effective 7/26/18

Tim Svenson; Appointment to the TPC to replace Gary Bettencourt; 1st term effective 7/26/18.

Erika Stolhand; Appointment to the TPC to replace Sharyl Dresser; 1st term effective 7/26/18.

Andy Heider; Reappointment to the PPC; 2nd term effective 10/27/18.

e. *Officer Malcus Williams DPSST#33171  - City of Ashland Police Department – Memorial Wall Nominaion - Approve

Add Officer Malcus Williams name to the Law Enforcement Memorial Wall during the 2019 Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony.

Recommended to the Board by the PPC on May 17, 2018.

6.  Private Security/Investigator Policy Committee

a.  Private Security Investigator Policy Committee Update – Bill Geiger, Chair

b. *Consent Agenda  (The following items to be ratified by one vote)

A. *OAR 259-060-0015 and 259-061-0018 – Proposed Rule Change  – Approve

Clarification for the exemption from certification and licensure related to providing services for a federal employer.

Recommended to the Board by the PSIPC on June 5, 2018.

B. Removed – Public Comment received.

C. *OAR 259-061-0018 and 259-061-0195 – Proposed Rule Change  – Approve

Private Investigator Rules of Professional Conduct and Maintaining Client Confidentiality.

Recommended to the Board by the PSIPC on June 5, 2018.

D. *Committee Appointments

Private Security Investigator Policy Committee (PSIPC)

Edward Sharpe; Appointment to the PSIPC to replace Dwayne Fund first term effective 7/26/18.

Polygraph Licensing Advisory Committee (PLAC)

Patrick Hartley; Appointment to the PLAC to replace Scott Sudaiser; First term effective 7/26/18.

7.  Administrative

a. Information Only:  ORS 183.405 – Five-Year Review of Agency Rules Adopted

      Presented by Jennifer Howald

b. Information Only:  New Annual training required for Board and Policy Committee members – “Preventing Sexual Harrassment”. 

Presented by Director Gabliks

9.  Director's Report - Director Gabliks

10.  Next Meeting Date:  October 25, 2018