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NHTSA: Child Vehicular Heatstroke Awareness Day - June 20, 2019 - 06/15/19

The summer heat wave has just begun to make its way across the States signaling the end of school and the beginning of summer vacation. While the sun is perfect for a day at the beach, hot days can also have a sinister side - especially when it involves a child who has been left unattended or gotten trapped inside a vehicle. .

Tragically in the United States, every 10 days a child dies as a result of vehicular heatstroke. Since 1998, there have been 806 deaths, with 11 already this year.   

The terrible truth? These deaths were 100% preventable.

Education is the first step in prevention, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is leading the charge.

On June 20, NHTSA will be tweeting from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET about the dangers of heatstroke, and offering prevention tips. We invite you to share this information with you readers, viewers, and listeners.

Please join NHTSA in spreading the message. Let’s stop this troubling trend, stop the heartbreak, and stop children from dying in hot cars.

#HeatstrokeKills #CheckForBaby

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Useful Links

https://www.nhtsa.gov/road-safety/child-safety#view-heatstroke-campaign

https://www.trafficsafetymarketing.gov/get-materials/child-safety/heatstroke-prevention

https://www.nsc.org/home-safety/tools-resources/seasonal-safety/summer/heat

National Fire Service Safety Stand Down Next Week: Reduce Your Exposure: It's Everyone's Responsibility - 06/12/19

The Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) is once again pleased to work with our national and international fire service partners to help support this week-long event through which fire agencies around the nation focus on a specific fire service safety issue.

The Safety Stand Down takes place June 16-22, 2019. This event highlights critical safety, health, and survival issues for the fire and emergency services. All fire departments and personnel are asked to take the week of June 16-22 to focus their attention on safety and health education and training. A week is provided to ensure all duty shifts can participate.

This year’s theme is REDUCE YOUR EXPOSURE: IT’S EVERYONE’S RESPONSIBILITY.

Cancer is one of the most serious threats facing firefighters, but there are specific actions that can be taken take to lessen the risks to firefighters and their co-workers. DPSST hosted a two-day seminar for fire service leaders last month at the Oregon Public Safety Academy during which national fire service clinicians and researchers shared their work.

A national webpage has been created for local fire departments to implement Safety Stand Down in their organization.

For more information please go to www.SafetyStandDown.org.

 

## 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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IMT Class
Department of Public Safety Standards and Training Completes Delivery of 12 Incident Management Training Classes (Photo) - 06/08/19

Oregon's law enforcement, fire, EMS, and emergency management personnel manage a wide-variety of incidents on a daily basis.  Some of these incidents (sports events, community gatherings, wildfires, floods, etc.) may require several public safety resources/agencies and may draw large audiences that require a dedicated incident management team.

To help develop personnel who may be called upon to manage large incidents, the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) hosted a dozen all hazards incident management training classes over the past four months at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem.  All of the classes used curriculum developed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and instructors approved by the United States Department of Homeland Security and Oregon Emergency Management.

The classes ranged from three to five days in length.  The classes includes the All Hazard Incident Management Team (AHIMT) training class to incident management team position specific classes such as Safety Officer, Public Information Officer, Logistics Section Chief, Planning Section Chief, Operation Section Chief, Incident Commander and others.

These courses provided local, state, tribal and federal-level emergency responders with a robust understanding of the duties, responsibilities, and capabilities of the various positions within an incident management team.

All courses used an instructor-led training format that supports learning through discussion, lecture, and active participation in multiple exercises that provides a realistic, scenario-driven approach to mastering the skills required of a designated position. Exercises, simulations, discussions, and a final exam enabled participants to process and apply their new knowledge.

More than one hundred public safety leaders from law enforcement, emergency management, fire and EMS agencies around the state, and neighboring states, completed the training.  Responders from organizations such as the United States Coast Guard, forestry, public works, American Red Cross, and others also attended the training as they play an active role in managing and working with partner organizations on a variety of all-hazard/all-risk incidents.

DPSST Director Eriks Gabliks said "DPSST is pleased to offer these training classes to help prepare men and women from our public safety community that may be called upon to help manage a large incident created by either a natural or man-made event.  Oregon experiences a number of large events each year ranging from wildfires and floods to national sporting events and other gatherings that attract thousands of spectators and participants.  With hundreds of public safety personnel retiring over the next three years we need to ensure we are offering professional development opportunities to develop those who will be moving into various command roles on our local, tribal, regional and state incident management teams."

## 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 45,000 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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Chaplains Complete Week-Long Training Program at Oregon Public Safety Academy - 06/08/19

The Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) was pleased to host the annual Oregon Chaplains Academy this week at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem.

This week-long training opportunity is supported by the Department of Public Safety & Standards, Federation of Fire Chaplains, International Conference of Police Chaplains, Oregon Chiefs of Police Association, Oregon Fire Chiefs Association, and Oregon State Sheriff’s Association. 

Instructors are Chaplains from various Oregon public safety agencies.  Chaplains from public safety agencies around the state completed the class.

DPSST's Director Eriks Gabliks said "DPSST is honored to host this academy-based training course for public safety chaplains in Oregon.  Public safety chaplains work with law enforcement, fire-rescue, 9-1-1, and corrections agencies around the state, 24 hours a day, and play an essential role in providing support to public safety personnel and residents in the communities they serve."

Topics covered during the week-long class include: First Responder Injury & Death, Death Notifications, Officer Involved Shootings, Stress First Aid, Suicide Prevention & Intervention, Confidentiality & Legal Liability, Orientation to Fire Equipment, Orientation to Law Enforcement Equipment, Substance Abuse, First Responder Chaplaincy, Beginning a Chaplaincy, First Responder Families, Responding to a Crisis, Chaplain & First Responder Safety, Physiology of Trauma, Critical Incident Stress Management, Ethics, Sensitivity & Diversity, Incident Command System Overview, Forensics & Crime Scene Basics, Ride Along Procedures, Ceremonies, and many more.

Course Participants:

Jeffrey Durbin, Gresham Fire & Emergency Services

Gene Haraldsen, Independence Police Department

Alfredo (Freddy) Moran, Independence Police Department

Steven Mohr, Independence Police Department

Fausto Huerta, Hillsboro Fire Department

Laura Huerta, Hillsboro Fire Department

Brian Early, Gladstone Police Department

Lance Simonds, Toledo Fire Department / Toledo Police Department

Greg Terhune, Keizer Police Department

Aaron Johnson, Hermiston Police Department

Cary Wacker, Columbia River Fire & Rescue

Christian Coerper, Oakridge Fire Department

Skip Hinton, Central Oregon Public Safety Chaplaincy

Richard Ross, COCP

Katelyn Gonzalez, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue (PSC)

Peggy Oneal, Umatilla Police Department

Mark Claudson, La Grande Police Department

Donald (Keith) Lamm, Yamhill County Sheriff's Office

 

Salem City Ruck Tour
Salem City Ruck Tour
Dozens Participate in 12-mile Ruck Walk in Salem to Honor Wounded Veterans and Law Enforcement Officers (Photo) - 06/08/19

The Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem was the perfect starting point for the Operation Enduring Warrior 12-mile Ruck Walk in Salem this afternoon.  The Salem City Ruck Tour is one of over 50 City Ruck Tours happening across the country this year. 

The group consisted of veterans, law enforcement personnel, and members of the community, marching 12 miles together in Salem, Oregon on June 8, 2019 to showcase the mission of Operation Enduring Warrior, which now extends support to wounded law enforcement members through Task Force Sentinel. Building on the success of last year's inaugural event, more than 40 individuals participated in today's event.

Many of the participants which were military veterans and law enforcement officers.  Each participant wore a ruck sack on their back.  A "Ruck" is military jargon for “labored walk,” often with a weighted backpacks.  No weight requirements for backpacks were set for this event.

The goal of the ruck walk was to promote the Operation Enduring Warrior/Task Force Sentinel and honor our military veterans and law enforcement members.

The walk began after a brief ceremony at the State's Fallen Law Enforcement and Fallen Firefighters Memorials at the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training located on Aumsville Highway in SE Salem and finished at the State Capitol after passing various veteran's memorials in downtown Salem.

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.

DPSST's Director Eriks Gabliks said "the Oregon Public Safety Academy was honored to serve as the starting location for this important event that honors and supports those who have defended the freedoms we enjoy around the world and here at home." 

Notable Guest Speakers/ Participants

SSgt. Ian Newland- SSgt. Newland was severely wounded on 4 December 2006, in Iraq, when a grenade was dropped into his vehicle.  He suffered multiple shrapnel wounds, traumatic brain injury, near amputation of his left arm and left leg. His 19 year old soldier, Ross Andrew McGinnis was posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for jumping on the grenade, sacrificing himself to save the four other men onboard.

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.  This will be the second City Ruck Tour in which Deputy Sheriff Nashif will be participating. 

For more information:

http://www.enduringwarrior.org

https://www.facebook.com/events/367774460733393/

Additional Questions:

Crystal Mai Purdy-Newland

Pacific Northwest Coordinator, OEW

Cell #503-317-8908

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Corrections Deputies and Officers to Graduate from Oregon Public Safety Academy - 05/31/19

The Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) is pleased to announce the graduation of Basic Corrections Local #BCL037 on Friday June 14, 2019 at the Oregon Public Safety Academy, 4190 Aumsville Hwy SE, Salem, Oregon. 

We would like to invite you to join us in observing the ceremony and congratulating Basic Corrections #BCL037 on their successful completion of basic training.  The event will begin at 2 p.m. with a reception to follow after the ceremony.  Jail Commander, Lt. Joshua Aldrich of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, will be the guest speaker.

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.

Members of Graduating Class BCL037:

Deputy Sheriff Cody Ash

Benton County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Lindsay Austin

Marion County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Todd Barker

Marion County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Tanner Barrett

Coos County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Brennan Bishop

Coos County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Keyan Bondhus

Jackson County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Ethan Borrou

Jackson County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Blake Chamberlain

Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Tamra Coleman

Marion County Sheriff's Office

 

Corrections Officer Seth Coscorrosa

Warm Springs Police Department

 

Deputy Sheriff Thomas Creech

Lincoln County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Robert Dawley

Josephine County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Daniel Deines

Josephine County Sheriff's Office

 

Corrections Officer Jennifer Elliott

Springfield Police Department

 

Deputy Sheriff Diego Garcia-Rodriguez

Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Carlos Hernandez-Delatorre

Marion County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Seth Honl

Washington County Sheriff's Office

 

Corrections Officer Spencer Jubb

Washington County Community Corrections

 

Deputy Sheriff Forrest Lunsmann

Yamhill County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Ian McNabb

Clatsop County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Robert Meek

Klamath County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Amanda Mendivil

Yamhill County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Elijah Michael

Josephine County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Allison Miller

Marion County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Brian Murphy

Jackson County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Logan Novak

Jackson County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Hanalei Pagan

Jackson County Sheriff's Office

 

Corrections Officer James Paterson

Washington County Community Corrections

 

Deputy Sheriff Jorge Ponce

Malheur County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Anthony Quinn

Josephine County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Daniel Raymer

Clatsop County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Peyton Reed

Douglas County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Patrick Snider

Klamath County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Adrian Steeley

Marion County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Jeffery Sumner

Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Corey Taylor

Harney County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Edgar Valdovinos

Josephine County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Korey Whitmore

Josephine County Sheriff's Office         

 

## Background Information on the BPSST and 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.

388th Basic Police Class to Graduate from Oregon Public Safety Academy - 05/28/19

The Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) is pleased to announce the graduation of its 388th 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 388 will graduate at the Oregon Public Safety Academy at 4190 Aumsville Hwy SE in Salem, Oregon on Friday, June 7, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. with a reception immediately following the graduation.  Chief Mark Daniel of the Mount Angel 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 #BP388 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 BP388:

 

Police Officer Bret Adams

Sweet Home Police Department

 

Police Officer Emanuel Arrellin-Lara

Mt. Angel Police Department

 

Police Officer Kevin Bare

Toledo Police Department

 

Deputy Sheriff Tyler Bigot

Umatilla County Sheriff's Office

 

Police Officer Joshua Bledsoe

Port of Portland Police Department

 

Police Officer Kylan Carlson

University of Oregon Police Department

 

Deputy Sheriff Angela Church

Clackamas County Sheriff's Office

 

Police Officer Koby Essex

Baker City Police Department

 

Police Officer Curtis Ewing

University of Oregon Police Department

 

Police Officer Daniel Garza

Beaverton Police Department

 

Deputy Sheriff Cody Gubbels

Marion County Sheriff's Office

 

Police Officer Colter Hessel

Albany Police Department

 

Deputy Sheriff Julien Inclan

Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

 

Police Officer Michael Jones

Aumsville Police Department

 

Deputy Sheriff Hannah Keeton

Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Ryan Kirsch

Josephine County Sheriff's Office

 

Police Officer Carol Lawton

University of Oregon Police Department

 

Police Officer Eric Lessman

Beaverton Police Department

 

Police Officer Charlie Lowery

Portland Police Bureau

 

Police Officer Tyler Maldonado

Grants Pass Dept of Public Safety

 

Deputy Sheriff Leo McKenna

Crook County Sheriff's Office

 

Police Officer Thomas Meyer

Beaverton Police Department

 

Police Officer Christopher Mithsada

Beaverton Police Department

 

Deputy Sheriff Alexis Ober

Crook County Sheriff's Office

 

Police Officer Rebecca Parker

Port of Portland Police Department

 

Deputy Sheriff Benjamin Porter

Hood River County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Anthony Redden-Pickett

Gilliam County Sheriff's Office

 

Police Officer Ethan Rowe

Sweet Home Police Department

 

Police Officer Jeremy Rutledge

Portland Police Bureau

 

Police Officer Kristan Sabella

Gresham Police Department

 

Police Officer Jimmy Smith

Myrtle Creek Police Department

 

Police Officer Gerald Stewart

Portland Police Bureau

 

Police Officer Jordan Stewart

Gresham Police Department

 

Deputy Sheriff Emilee Sweider

Yamhill County Sheriff's Office

 

Police Officer Zachery Thatcher

Baker City Police Department

 

Police Officer Daniel Tuite

Beaverton Police Department

 

Deputy Sheriff Zachary Welch

Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

 

Trooper Gregory Williams

Oregon State Police

 

Deputy Sheriff Marcus Wymer

Clackamas 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.

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Oregon Hosts International Association of Chiefs of Police Women's Leadership Institute in Salem (Photo) - 05/23/19

The Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST), in partnership with the Oregon Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) and the Oregon State Sheriff’s Association (OSSA) are proud to host the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), Women’s Leadership Institute (WLI) in Salem. The class began on Sunday evening, May 19, 2019 and concludes on May 24, 2019

The IACP’s Women’s Leadership Institute (WLI) is a 40-hour course, focused on the unique challenges facing women leaders in law enforcement. The course develops current and future leaders and the curriculum focuses on enhancing the business, leadership, and personal effectiveness skills of female leaders.  The class is open to both male and female law enforcement agency leaders.

This interactive program uses senior women instructors and mentors from United States and Canadian law enforcement agencies and operates in an intensive, experiential learning environment. It is open to female and male, sworn and non-sworn personnel serving in supervisory positions, and senior patrol officers aspiring to become supervisors. The week-long class hosted at DPSST’s Oregon Public Safety Academy had 49 participants from 10 law enforcement agencies in Oregon.

The IACP has offered the WLI around the nation and since the program’s inception in 2013 this class has been offered by IACP at more than three dozen locations around the nation and also in Kathmandu, Nepal and Cape Town, South Africa. This delivery of the WLI class is unique as it’s only the second-time a state has hosted the class with all participants from city, county, and state agencies from the hosting state.  Oregon hosted this important training as a state both times, the first time in 2017.

The WLI curriculum includes the following topics: Individual Differences; Emotional Intelligence; Motivating Success; Leading Teams; Organizations and Change; Crucial Conversations and Counseling; Strategic Career Planning; Fair, Impartial & Ethical Policing; Understanding Human Bias; Leadership and Wellness; Financial Management; Networking and Mentorship; etc.

Two seasoned instructors delivered the class.  Miami Beach PD Chief of Staff Wendy Rich-Goldschmidt (former police chief in Colorado as well) and Retired Austin, TX Commander Cathy Haggerty, both members of the International Association of Chiefs of Police Women’s Leadership Institute training cadre.

Local women in leadership roles in Oregon law enforcement agencies participated in the program in both panel discussions and as mentors.  Captain Erica Hurley of the Portland Police Bureau, Lieutenant Caprice Massey of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Lieutenant Jennifer Bills of the Eugene Police Department, Chief Kathy McAlpine of the Tigard Police Department, Chief Kris Allison of the Central Point Police Department and President of the Oregon Association of Chiefs Police, Captain Stephanie Ingraham of the Oregon State Police and Captain Ronda Groshong of the Beaverton Police Department.

As city, county, tribal, state and university law enforcement agencies look to fill more than 1,000 vacancies statewide that are expected over the next two years as seasoned employees get ready for retirement we encourage interested applicants to look at www.OregonPoliceJobs.com.

 

## 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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Linda Maddy DPSST and Lt. Scott Creager of Port of Portland Police
Linda Maddy DPSST and Lt. Scott Creager of Port of Portland Police
Linda Maddy at DPSST Recognized by Port of Portland Police (Photo) - 05/21/19

Linda Maddy of the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) was honored recently by the Port of Portland Police Department with a Community Partner Award.

Linda, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with more than a decade of service, is one of two Coordinators assigned to DPSST's Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) / Mental Health Program which provide training to first responders around the state through Oregon's Crisis Intervention Team Center of Excellence (CITCOE).

The Community Partner Award is given by the Port of Portland Police Department to individuals and organizations who work with the police department to support the safety and security of those who work and travel through Portland International Airport (PDX).   

Over the past year, Linda has spent countless hours, and has delivered dozens of classes at PDX, in the area of mental health first aid, working with people in crisis, and other mental health topics for law enforcement officers and 9-1-1 telecommunicators at the airport.  In addition she has worked with Port of Portland Police to deliver a variety of classes to employees who work at the airport ranging from PDX staff, airline ticket and gate agents, and even rental car company staff who encounter people in crisis on a daily basis as PDX serves more than 19 million travelers each year.

DPSST's Director Eriks Gabliks said "Linda’s commitment to training excellence is appreciated and is one example of the great work done by the men and women at DPSST on a daily basis.  Linda's work with veterans, and public safety professionals, around the state is making a difference in how we respond to incidents involving people in crisis."

 ## 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 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, OLCC regulatory specialists, 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 Basic Police Revision Advisory Panel Meeting Scheduled - 05/20/19

For Immediate Release                                        

May 16, 2019

Contact:    Staci Yutzie
                 503-378-2426

Notice of Regular Meeting

The Basic Police Revision Advisory Panel for Phase 3 will hold a regular meeting on June 6, 2019 from 10:00a-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 be made before the meeting by calling the contact listed above. 

Agenda Items:

I.   Welcome- Ryan Keck

II.  Basic Police Revision Overview- Ryan Keck and Staci Yutzie

  1. Phase 1 & 2 Product
  2. Phase 3 Goal
  3. Phase 4 Plan

III.  Metrics- Dr. Stephen James

IV.  Advisory Panel Tasks

 

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.