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Oregon and Washington Co-Host Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) International Conference in Seattle - 08/21/19

Over 1,200 law enforcement, corrections, behavioral health, advocates, and more will attend the CIT International Annual Conference August 26-28, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency Seattle in Washington. This conference focuses on addressing crisis response and providing community supports for people with mental illnesses, addictions, and other vulnerable populations. The conference is cohosted by local partners from the Northwest Regional CIT Conference Committee. 
 
There are over 100 workshops to include, but not be limited to topics involving law enforcement, mental health, and criminal justice fields. With increased pressure on law enforcement to handle encounters with people with mental illness in a manner consistent with mental illness as a disease and not a crime, CIT International brings stakeholders from communities together to highlight best practice models, develop and strengthen community partnerships, and work on training that helps equip communities to serve more effectively and efficiently with emphasis on safety for all parties.
 
“This conference brings together some of the best and brightest in the field for communities addressing the needs of those with mental illnesses, addiction and other special needs to improve services and reduce unnecessary incarceration, injury or death" stated Tom von Hemert, President of CIT International. "The CIT Program promotes safety and smart justice" he went on to add. "And we are also pleased to host Nationally Renowned Keynote Speakers."

Eriks Gabliks, the Director the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) shared that "DPSST is proud to work with the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission and other partners to co-sponsor this important training conference that will bring together public safety professionals, clinicians, and advocates from around the world to share their work.  Oregon will be well represented with more than 100 attendees and nine presentations at the conference will feature work being done in Oregon." 
 
At the conference, Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Programs: A Best Practice Guide for Transforming Community Responses to Mental Health Crises, will be released. The first comprehensive guide for communities to best practices for starting and sustaining CIT programs, it includes seven chapters that guide local mental health advocates, mental health professionals, law enforcement and community leaders through the process of starting and sustaining their CIT programs. The Guide will be available for purchase at the conference and for download at http://www.citinternational.org/bestpracticeguide.
 
Included at the conference is the Crisis Intervention Team International (CITI) Annual Awards Banquet that will be held on Tuesday, August 27, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency Seattle.  The awards banquet will recognize nominees in the following categories: • 2019 CIT First Responder of the Year • 2019 CIT Corrections Officer of the Year  • 2019 CIT People with mental illness lived experience of the Year • 2019 CIT Coordinator (management level) of the Year  • 2019 CIT Law Enforcement Agency Head (Sheriff or Police Chief) of the Year  • 2019 CIT Behavioral Healthcare Practioner of the Year • 2019 CIT Advocate of the Year • 2019 CIT Telecommunications Personnel of the Year.
 
If you have any further questions or need further information email CITI at admin@citinternational.org.

DPSST Fire Policy Committee Meeting Scheduled - 08/20/19

For Immediate Release                                        

August 28, 2019

Contact:    Mona Riesterer  
                 503-378-2431

Notice of Regular Meeting

The Fire Policy Committee will hold a regular meeting at 9:00 a.m. on August 28, 2019. The meeting will be held in the Victor G. Atiyeh Boardroom 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. 

 

The meeting will be available through video live stream on Facebook at:

https://www.facebook.com/DPSSTOregon/

 

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 Minutes of May 22, 2019 Meeting

3.  *Proposed Rule Changes for OAR 259-009-0005 and 259-009-0062 NFPA Airport Fire Fighter

      Presented by Kayla Ballrot 

4.  *Steward, Mary M.  DPSST #38085: NFPA Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator (Driver) Central Oregon Coast Fire & Rescue

     Presented by Kayla Ballrot  

5.  *Evans, Joshua J. DPSST #F33221: NFPA Apparatus Equipped with Fire Pump, NFPA Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator, NFPA Fire Fighter 1, NFPA Fire Fighter II, NFPA Rope Rescue Operations Level

      Presented by Kayla Ballrot

6.   Department Update

7.   Next scheduled meeting – November 27, 2019 @ 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.

DPSST Private Security/Investigator Policy Meeting MEETING SCHEDULED - 08/20/19

For Immediate Release                                        

August 20, 2019

Contact:     Mona Riesterer  
                      503-378-2431

Notice of Regular Meeting

The Private Security/Investigator Policy Committee will hold a regular meeting at 1:30 p.m. on August 20, 2019.  The meeting will be held in the Victor G. Atiyeh Boardroom. 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. 

The meeting will be available through video live stream on Facebook at:

https://www.facebook.com/DPSSTOregon/

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 – February 19, 2019

      Approve the minutes of the February 19, 2019 Private Security/Private Investigations Policy Committee meeting.

3.  *Proposed Rule Changes for OAR 259-060-0025 and 259-060-0135 Clarifying Continuing Education for Private Security Instructors.

      Presented by Jennifer Howald

4.  *Approval of the Event and Entertainment Curriculum

      Presented by Robert Meeks

5.  *Proposed Rule Changes to OAR Chapter 259 Division 60: Adding Event and Entertainment Private Security   Professional Training and Certification Requirements to the Private Security Provider Administrative Rules.

      Presented by Jennifer Howald

6.  *Private Investigator Application Requirements (ORS 703.425)-Proposed Legislative Concept

      Presented by Linsay Hale

7.  *DPSST Regulation of Armed Private Security Businesses – Proposed Legislative Concept

      Presented by Linsay Hale

8.  *Private Security Uniforms/Vehicles – Proposed Legislative Concept

      Presented by Linsay Hale

9.   Subcommittee Reports

10. Department Update

11.  Next Regularly Scheduled Meeting – November 19, 2019 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 Private Security/Investigator Policy 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.

Oregon Fallen Firefighter Memorial
Oregon Fallen Firefighter Memorial
State to Honor 169 Fallen Firefighters - September 19, 2019 at 1 PM in Salem / DPSST (Photo) - 08/19/19

The Oregon Fire Service Honor Guard and the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) extend an invitation to attend the State's 14th annual Oregon Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 1 p.m. The ceremony will be held at the State’s Fallen Firefighter Memorial which is located on the campus of the Oregon Public Safety Academy at 4190 Aumsville Highway SE in Salem. Please note the event is held outside rain or shine.

We are honored to have Kim Lightley of the United States Forest Service as our keynote speaker on the 25th anniversary of the deadly Storm King Mountain fire in Colorado that claimed the lives of many of her co-workers from the Prineville Interagency Hotshots. 

About Kim Lightley – She is a Critical Incident Response Specialist with the United States Forest Service (USFS) assigned to the Washington Office of Fire and Aviation Management.  She was recognized in 2017 by the USFS through its Unsung Hero Award Program for her commitment to give back to the people who sacrifice so much fighting structure and wildland fires, and, even more so, to the survivors of those who never come home. Lightley survived the 1994 South Canyon Fire; nine of her crewmembers from the Prineville Interagency Hotshots and five others were overrun and killed.  Recognizing that her own experiences had impacted her life and recovery from this traumatic experience, Lightley has placed her daily emphasis on helping others within the wildfire community to prepare for—and recover from—tragic events.  She travels nationwide teaching Stress First Aid for Wildland Firefighters and You Will Not Stand Alone, assists in interventions for wildland fire critical incidents and promotes awareness of suicide prevention. Lightley is an active participant and organizer for the annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial, and participates annually in the South Canyon Fire staff ride and Prineville Memorial Hotshot Run.  In addition to all of this, she can frequently be found on incident locations supporting agency and family survivors when a firefighter dies in the line of duty, and continues to provide vital support to survivors long after the event.

The ceremony will include the reading of the roll call of fallen firefighters, taps, placement of wreaths, and a bell salute.

DPSST Director Eriks Gabliks said "The Oregon Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial stands as a daily reminder of the sacrifices made by 169 men and women who died in the line of duty protecting our communities, airports and natural resources around our great state.  The memorial also allows us to honor a pledge made to the families of the fallen - we will never forget!  We are thankful that no names are being added to the Oregon memorial during this year’s ceremony which signifies that Oregon did not suffer a firefighter line of duty death in 2018.  Sadly we know that is not the case on a national level as the names of 120 career and volunteer firefighters who died in the line of duty in 2018 and previous years will be honored at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial at the National Fire Academy on October 5 and 6, 2019 in Emmitsburg, Maryland."

If you have any questions regarding the Memorial, please contact Julie Olsen, Fire Program Manager, at 503-378-2297 or by email at julie.olsen-fink@state.or.us

For More Information on Oregon and National Firefighter Memorials:

Oregon Fallen Firefighter Memorial  https://www.oregon.gov/DPSST/FC/pages/fallenfirefightermemorial.aspx

National Fallen Firefighter Foundation – National memorial https://www.firehero.org/events/memorial-weekend/about/2019-roll-of-honor/

Those honored on the State memorial include:

Fire Fighter Name

Agency

Date

James  Reed

Protection Engine Co #4 - Portland

1881

George P. Wrenn

Corvallis Fire Department

1882

Fred  Wagner

Portland Fire and Rescue

1890

Tom  O'Keefe

Portland Fire and Rescue

1891

John G. Hewston

Portland Fire and Rescue

1892

Tom  Grenfell

Portland Fire and Rescue

1896

Warren  Bodge

Medford Fire Dept.

1910

David  Campbell

Portland Fire and Rescue

1911

William  Higdon

Portland Fire and Rescue

1912

Emil  Gustafson

Portland Fire and Rescue

1916

Francis H. McCormick

Portland Fire and Rescue

1919

Karl  Gunster

Portland Fire and Rescue

1921

Oscar H. Lehman

Portland Fire and Rescue

1921

James S. Baldwin

Portland Fire and Rescue

1922

Oscar B. Gabriel

Portland Fire and Rescue

1922

Amos R. Willits

Medford Fire Dept.

1923

Fred H. Rittenour

Portland Fire and Rescue

1923

Adolph W. Wefel

Portland Fire and Rescue

1923

William E. Wilbur

Portland Fire and Rescue

1926

Rex  Reed

Eugene Fire and EMS

1928

Harry  Josephson

Portland Fire and Rescue

1928

William John McCreery

Portland Fire and Rescue

1928

Charles A. Ryan

Portland Fire and Rescue

1928

Walter  McBride

Portland Fire and Rescue

1929

Richard D. Laisner

Portland Fire and Rescue

1930

Henry Krimbel

Portland Fire and Rescue

1932

Clement Kemmer

Portland Fire and Rescue

1933

Gustave Adolph Stephan

Portland Fire and Rescue

1933

Frank L. Kearney

Portland Fire and Rescue

1934

Harry B. Morrow

Portland Fire and Rescue

1934

Walter Godfrey Duncan

Sandy Fire Dist. #72

1934

H.U.  Gardner

Portland Fire and Rescue

1935

William D. Heath

Portland Fire and Rescue

1935

Floyd G. McMullen

Salem Fire Department

1935

Melvin Claude Richardson

Oregon National Guard

1935

Frank E. Platt

Portland Fire and Rescue

1937

Harry R. Howard

Portland Fire and Rescue

1939

Ernest W. Bills

Portland Fire and Rescue

1940

Peter P. Kumpf

Portland Fire and Rescue

1940

Carl G. Markstrom

Portland Fire and Rescue

1940

John  Dawes

Mill City RFPD

1941

Elmo St. Clair Bradford

Portland Fire and Rescue

1945

Malvin L. Brown

555th Parachute Battalion - US Army

1945

Joseph Frederick Allerton

Portland Fire and Rescue

1945

William  Inglesby

Portland Fire and Rescue

1946

Gregory A. Warner

Portland Fire and Rescue

1946

Marion  Stark

Portland Fire and Rescue

1947

Alfred E. Berg

Portland Fire and Rescue

1948

Daniel G. Shaw

Portland Fire and Rescue

1949

Clayre Lavon Miller

Tillamook Fire District

1949

Jerry  Bain

Douglas Forest Protective Association

1951

R.E. “Bob” Olivier

Taft-Nelscott-DeLake Fire Department

1954

Harold J. Dean

Cottage Grove Fire Department

1956

W.F.  McCall

Cottage Grove Fire Department

1956

John A. McKy

Cottage Grove Fire Department

1956

Warren  Nott

Milwaukie Fire Department

1956

Al  Troge

Multnomah County Fire District #10

1956

George  Mead

Oregon City Fire Department

1956

Donovan  Hodgson

Springfield DFLS

1957

Victor D. Brown

Portland Fire and Rescue

1957

Glenn H. Ferrington

Multnomah County Fire District #14

1958

Roy W. McFarland

Roseburg Fire Dept.

1959

L.L.  Longton

Cottage Grove Fire Department

1960

John T. Metcalf

Portland Fire and Rescue

1960

Wayne  Osterby

Astoria Fire Department

1961

John J. Richards

Douglas Forest Protective Association

1961

Earl  Edwards

La Grande Fire Dept.

1962

Eldon L. Everton

Grants Pass Fire Department

1964

Leland N. Christensen

Eugene Fire and EMS

1966

Harold  Stinson

Eugene Fire and EMS

1966

Virgil L. Spencer

Portland Fire and Rescue

1966

Dale  Fleming

Multnomah County Fire District #1

1968

Sam P. Baseel

St. Helens Rural Fire Dist.

1969

Leland Roger Marshall

Coquille Volunteer Fire Department

1969

Richard  Christensen

Washington County Fire District #2

1969

C.T.  Arnold

Cottage Grove Fire Department

1970

Ben K. Coburn

Thurston-Walterville RFPD

1970

Henry  Martin

Oregon Department of Forestry

1970

Luis  Rodriguez

Oregon Department of Forestry

1970

Jack  Stephens

Portland Fire and Rescue

1971

Richard  Waldorf

Molalla Fire Protection District

1972

Fayet Arthur Scoggin

Redmond Fire and Rescue

1974

Carl E. Kerr

Scio Fire Protection District

1975

Sanford Causey

Coquille Fire Department

1976

S.L.  Finley

USFS Siskiyou National Forest

1976

Lee Kenneth Register

Multnomah Co. RFPD #14

1977

Dale Laverne Smith

Multnomah Co. RFPD #14

1977

John L. Devaney

Portland Fire and Rescue

1977

Roy  Bratten

Redmond Fire and Rescue

1978

Horst  Rech

Springfield DFLS

1978

Russ  Williamson

Washington County Fire District #1

1978

Richard  Underhill

Douglas Forest Protective Association

1979

Ronald  Huddleston

Oregon Department of Forestry

1980

Paul F. Yost

Lyons RFPD

1981

Clyde E. Golden

Mill City RFPD

1982

Michael K. Maine

North Bay RFPD, N. Bend

1982

Robert W. Thompson

Veneta RFPD

1982

David C. Stephens

Bureau of Land Management, Sweet Home

1984

Elwin I. King

Fair Oaks RFPD, Sutherlin

1984

Barbara A. Booth

Oregon Department of Forestry, Cottage Grove

1984

Richard H. Bowers

Oregon Department of Forestry, Cottage Grove

1984

Mary L. Francis

Crow Valley RFPD, Veneta

1985

Michael Allen Lehman

USDA Forest Service

1986

Mark  Giles

Douglas Forest Protective Association

1987

James  Moore

Douglas Forest Protective Association

1987

Russell  Brine

Elkton RFPD

1987

Wendell L. Beck

Crooked River Ranch Fire Dist.

1988

Joseph J. Stroda

Halsey-Shedd RFPD

1988

Louis A. Mohr

Pine Grove RFPD, Hood River

1988

David Alfred Schas

USDA Forest Service, Redmond

1988

William D. Mills

Oak Lodge RFPD #51

1989

William  McAdams

Aurora RFPD

1990

Julius C. Starr

USDA Forest Service, Redmond

1990

Clark N. Gilkison

Fair Oaks RFPD

1991

James Shannon Campbell

Oregon Department of Forestry

1992

Brian L. Hill

Oregon Department of Forestry

1993

Sydney B. Maplesden

Oregon Department of Forestry

1994

Kathi Julie Beck

USDA Forest Service, Ochoco NF

1994

Tamera Jean Bickett

USDA Forest Service, Ochoco NF

1994

Scott A. Blecha

USDA Forest Service, Ochoco NF

1994

Levi J. Brinkley

USDA Forest Service, Ochoco NF

1994

Douglas Michael Dunbar

USDA Forest Service, Ochoco NF

1994

Terri Ann Hagen

USDA Forest Service, Ochoco NF

1994

Bonnie Jean Holtby

USDA Forest Service, Ochoco NF

1994

Robert Alan Johnson

USDA Forest Service, Ochoco NF

1994

Jon Roy Kelso

USDA Forest Service, Ochoco NF

1994

Phillip  Sherburn

Aumsville Fire Department

1995

Henry Walter Howe

Brownsville RFPD

1995

Robert  Chisholm

Gearhart Volunteer Fire Dept.

1997

George P. Converse

USDA Forest Service

1998

Tony B. Chapin

Willamina Fire Department

1998

Santi  Arovitx

Columbia Helicopters

2001

Richard  Hernandez

Columbia Helicopters

2001

Kip  Krigbaum

Columbia Helicopters

2001

John Robert Hazlett

Odell Fire District

2001

Randall E. Carpenter

Coos Bay Fire and Rescue

2002

Jeffrey E. Common

Coos Bay Fire and Rescue

2002

Chuck  Hanners

Coos Bay Fire and Rescue

2002

Bartholomew Blake Bailey

Grayback Forestry, Inc.

2002

Daniel Eric Rama

Grayback Forestry, Inc.

2002

Retha Mae Shirley

Grayback Forestry, Inc.

2002

Alan W. Wyatt

USDA Forest Service, Rio Grande NF

2002

Paul E. Gibson

First Strike Environmental, Roseburg

2003

David Kelly Hammer

First Strike Environmental, Roseburg

2003

Jeffrey D. Hengel

First Strike Environmental, Roseburg

2003

Jesse D. James

First Strike Environmental, Roseburg

2003

Leland Price, Jr.

First Strike Environmental, Roseburg

2003

Richard Burt Moore, II

First Strike Environmental, Roseburg

2003

Mark Robert Ransdell

First Strike Environmental, Roseburg

2003

Ricardo M. Ruiz

First Strike Environmental, Roseburg

2003

Larry A. Brown

Kingsley Field FD, Klamath Falls

2003

D. Craig Mackey

Oregon Department of Forestry, Western Lane

2003

Thomas Howard Kistler

Polk County Fire Dist. #1

2003

Randall  Harmon

Superior Helicopter, Grants Pass

2003

Richard W. Black

Weyerhauser, Eugene Helicopter Ops.

2003

Lawrence J. Hoffman

Oregon Department of Forestry

2004

Shawn  Blazer

Grayback Forestry, Inc.

2008

Scott  Charlson

Grayback Forestry, Inc.

2008

Edrik  Gomez

Grayback Forestry, Inc.

2008

Matthew  Hammer

Grayback Forestry, Inc.

2008

Caleb Renno

Grayback Forestry, Inc.

2008

Bryan  Rich

Grayback Forestry, Inc.

2008

David  Steele

Grayback Forestry, Inc.

2008

Roark  Schwanenberg

Carson Helicopters, Inc.

2008

Robert A. Hales

Scappoose Rural Fire District

2008

Jesse Trader

County Fire and Security

2013

Oscar Montano-Garcia

Pacific Coast Contractors, Inc.

2013

John Hammack

R&K Water Service

2013

Mark James Burns

Medford Fire and Rescue

2016

 

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The Oregon Law Enforcement Memorial Fund raised funds to build the state fallen officer memorial more than 20 years ago and helps support the annual ceremonies that honor Oregon’s fallen law enforcement officers in May of each year, and fallen firefighters in September of each year.  For more information on the Oregon Law Enforcement Memorial Fund, and the statewide license plate that is available to honor fallen law enforcement officers and firefighters, please visit http://www.oregon.gov/DPSST/MF/pages/policememtrustfund.aspx

 

 

DPSST Police Policy Committee Meeting Scheduled - **Amended** (Agenda item #11 added) - 08/14/19

For Immediate Release                                        

August 15, 2019

Contact:         Mona Riesterer
                      (503) 378-2431

Notice of Regular Meeting

The Police Policy Committee will hold a regular meeting at August 15, 2019 @ 10:00 a.m.  The meeting will be held in the Victor G. Atiyeh Boardroom. 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. 

 The meeting will be available through video live stream on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/DPSSTOregon/

Agenda Items:

1.   Introductions

2.   *Approve Meeting Minutes of May 16, 2019

3.   *Proposed Rule Changes for OAR 259-008-0010: Establishing Pre-Employment Psychological Screening Standards for Compliance with SB 423

Jennifer Howald

4.   *Administrative Closures – Police/Regulatory Specialist

Presented by Kristen Hibberds

5.   *Darling, Wesley DPSST # 59704: Application for Training & Subsequent Certification – Eugene Police Department

Presented by Kristen Hibberds   

6.   *Martin, Logan DPSST # 60009; Application for Training & Subsequent Certification – Josephine County Sheriff’s Office

Presented by Kristen Hibberds

7.   *Schmierbach, Ryan DPSST # 41342; Basic, Intermediate & Advanced Police Certifications – Oregon City Police Department (OCPD)

Presented by Kristin Hibberds

8.   *Lewis, Gregg DPSST # 22515; Basic Police Certification – Portland Police Bureau (PPB)

Presented by Kristen Hibberds

9.   *Altabef, Daniel DPSST # 45330; Basic Police Certification – Stayton Police Department (SPD)

Presented by Kristen Hibberds

10.  *Lackey, Issac DPSST # 39648; Basic, Intermediate & Advanced Police Certifications – Portland Police Bureau (PPB)

Presented by Kristen Hibberds

11.  *Jones, Steven DPSST #23649; Basic Police Certification – Portland Police Bureau

Presented by Kristen Hibberds

12.  *Nightingale, William DPSST #46319; Re-evaluate Ineligibility Period of Recommendation Basic, Intermediate & Advanced Police Certifications & Basic Telecommunications & Emergency Medical Dispatcher Certifications – Woodburn Police Department

Presented by Kristen Hibberds

13.  *Womack, Ronald DPSST #38511 – Reconsideration Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Police Certifications: Tigard Police Department

Presented by Kristen Hibberds

14.  Department Update

15.  Next Police Policy Committee Meeting – November 21, 2019 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.

DPSST Criminal Justice Background Investigation Workgroup MEETING SCHEDULED - 08/09/19

For Immediate Release                                        

August 13, 2019

Contact:       Linsay Hale  
                    503-378-2427

Notice of Regular Meeting

The Criminal Justice Background Investigation Workgroup will hold a regular meeting at 11:00 a.m. on August 13, 2019.  The meeting will be held in the Victor G. Atiyeh Boardroom. 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. 

Teleconference Information:

Call-In: 888-273-3658

Access 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.  Issues/Discussion Points (Continued)

     Presented by Linsay Hale

  • Defining Commonly Used Interview/Backgrounding Terms
  • Applicant Registration/Centralized Repository
  • Optional Pre-Screening of Applicant
  • Establishing/Defining Moral Fitness for Applicants
  • Standardized Personal History Statement
  • Fingerprint-Based Criminal History Checks: Employment vs. Certification

2.   Next Workgroup Meeting: TBD

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 Criminal Justice Background Investigation Workgroup 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.

Corrections Deputies and Officers to Graduate from Oregon Public Safety Academy - 08/09/19

The Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) is pleased to announce the graduation of Basic Corrections Local #BCL038 on Friday August 16, 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 #BCL038 on their successful completion of basic training.  The event will begin at 2 p.m. with a reception to follow after the ceremony.  Chief Deputy Steven Alexander of the Multnomah 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 BCL038:

Deputy Sheriff Keanna Barnes

Washington County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Michael Bowen

Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Troy Church

Josephine County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Kendall Clark

Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Maricela Dewald

Clackamas County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Jonathan Drenner

Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Ashley Egalite

Klamath County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Nicholas Ensley

Curry County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Jenna Evertt

Jackson County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Alexander Frace

Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Michael Gabriel

Clackamas County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Ross Harper

Washington County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Derek Hitz

Baker County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Aaron Jamison

Clackamas County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Isaac Jetton

Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Christopher Kammel

Jackson County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Bethany Kreutzer

Marion County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Allen Larkin

Coos County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff James Lathrop

Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Brandon Ludwig

Josephine County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Nagely Medina

Jackson County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Ebony Mitchell

Harney County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Jobriath Morgan

Washington County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Carlos Ortiz

Washington County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Rikki Reid

Tillamook County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Amy Richardson

Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

 

Corrections Officer Molly Rogers

Washington County Community Corrections

 

Deputy Sheriff Dustin Schneider

Klamath County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Amber Smith

Marion County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Molly Smith

Washington County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Thomas Smyth

Josephine County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Thomas VanLeuven

Coos County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Brittany Vedder

Washington County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Glen White

Clackamas 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 Patricia Patrick-Joling, public member, 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.

Two Oregonians Recognized by National Wildfire Coordinating Group with Wildfire EMS Awards - 08/08/19

The National Wildfire Coordinating Group recently announced the recipients for the “2018 Wildfire Emergency Medical Service Awards.” The annual awards program, sponsored by the National Wildfire Coordinating Group’s Incident Emergency Medical Subcommittee (IEMS), recognizes and honors individuals and/or organizations who have demonstrated outstanding work, actions or programs in emergency medical service for our Nation’s wildland firefighters.
“The mission of IEMS is to identify the need for and establish national emergency medical and occupational health standards and procedures and provide information, updates, and guidance to support the health and safety of workers on wildland fire incidents said Kaili McCray, Wildland Firefighter Medical Standards Program Manager and current Chair of the IEMS Awards Selection Committee. “The efforts of the awardees for 2018 stood out to the selection committee as particularly significant contributions. They join an elite group who have received these prestigious National Wildfire EMS Awards and we're proud of them,” McCray added.

The Wildfire Emergency Medical Service Awards program was originated to recognize the unselfish acts and actions of individuals and/or organizations for “going above and beyond” their normal duties in rendering emergency medical service care and training for member agency incidents and programs.

Dr. Jon Jui, M.D., Regional Medical Director of Incident Medical Specialist Program, Pacific Northwest Region (Region 6), Portland, Oregon is awarded the Outstanding Wildfire EMS Distinguished Service of the Year Award. Dr. Jui began serving as the medical director for the Region 6 Incident Medical Specialist (IMS) Program in 1988.  For 30 years, his leadership has helped the interagency program grow into a highly organized and skilled incident medical support program emulated by other regions across the nation. The quality care that he has instilled in the IMS program has translated to delivery of medical care in fire camp to thousands of firefighters, overhead personnel, and camp support individuals. Dr. Jui has traveled the world working with various local, state and federal agencies responding to people’s medical needs. One of the initial responders to Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, he also helped victims of the World Trade Center tragedy in 2001 and Hurricanes Ivan and Frances in 2004; he continues to deploy to natural disasters across the US. Dr. Jui’s service to Oregon, the Pacific Northwest, and the rest of the nation has been remarkable.  Dr. Jui is also the Physician Advisor for the Oregon State Police and the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST).

Steve Otoupalik, Incident Medical Specialist/Manager, Willamette National Forest, McKenzie Bridge, Oregon is awarded the Janette Peterson Lifetime Achievement in Wildfire Emergency Medical Service Award. Steve is an Air Force Veteran who served in Vietnam, training pilots in survival equipment, escape and evasion.  Post-war, he had a full career in the U.S. Forest Service, serving as a Hot Shot in Southern California and eventually retiring from the position of Recreation Coordinator of the McKenzie Ranger District on the Willamette National Forest.  Steve became a Paramedic in the late 1970’s. While working on the Willamette in a remote Ranger District, Steve brought Advanced Life Support capabilities to this remote area.  In 1982, Steve joined the Incident Medical Specialist (IMS) program and has been a paramedic advisor ever since.  Steve is part of the IMS cadre at NIFC and serves on the IMS Subcommittee helping develop National Standards for medical care of wildland firefighters. He is very active in Region 6 as a IMS manager, his team works with a Type 1 Incident Management team, PNW3. Steve’s vision is that all patients deserve timely and appropriate “patient centric” care. In support of this vision, he has worked tirelessly to provide the tools to share the information the firefighter on scene of an accident or incident have about the incident to get the appropriate care for the sick or injured. One of the fruits of his labor was the original “9-Line” form, which has evolved to the Medical Incident Report carried by all wildland firefighters in their Incident Response Pocket Guide (IRPG). Steve continues to deploy on IMT assignments and serves his Forest Community as a Paramedic and EMS Chief of the upper McKenzie Fire Department in McKenzie Bridge, OR.

The IEMS Awards Selection Committee would like to remind the Interagency Wildland Fire Community that they are now accepting nominations for the “2019 Wildfire Emergency Medical Service Awards.” Nominations are annually accepted from January 1 through December 31 and awardees will be announced by June 30 the following year. Nomination forms and additional information about the NWCG’s Incident Medical Emergency Subcommittee and the Wildfire Emergency Medical Service Award Program are available at: https://www.nwcg.gov/committees/incident-emergency-medical-subcommittee.

For questions on these award winners, the awards program, or the National Wildfire Coordinating Group, please contact Kaili McCray, 208-387-5810 or larry_mccray@ios.doi.gov

DPSST Fire Policy Committee Meeting Scheduled - 08/07/19

For Immediate Release                                        

August 28, 2019

Contact:   Mona Riesterer
                (503) 378-2431

Notice of Regular Meeting

The Fire Policy Committee will hold a regular meeting at 9:00 a.m. on August 28, 2019.  The meeting will be held in the Victor G. Atiyeh Boardroom. 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. 

The meeting will be available through video live stream on Facebook at:

https://www.facebook.com/DPSSTOregon/

Agenda Items:

1.  Introductions

2.  *Approval of Minutes of May 22, 2019 Meeting

3.  *Proposed Rule Changes for OAR 259-009-0005 and 259-009-0062 NFPA Airport Fire Fighter

Presented by Kayla Ballrot 

4.  *Steward, Mary M.  DPSST #38085: NFPA Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator (Driver) Central Oregon Coast Fire & Rescue

Presented by Kayla Ballrot  

5.  *Evans, Joshua J. DPSST #F33221: NFPA Apparatus Equipped with Fire Pump, NFPA Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator, NFPA Fire Fighter 1, NFPA Fire Fighter II, NFPA Rope Rescue Operations Level

Presented by Kayla Ballrot 

6.  Department Update

7.  Next scheduled meeting – November 27, 2019 @ 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.

9-1-1 Operators to Graduate from Oregon Public Safety Academy / DPSST - 08/07/19

The Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) is pleased to announce the graduation of its 115th Basic Telecommunications Class.

The three-week course includes emergency call handling techniques, stress management, civil liability, ethics, criminal law, overview of fire-rescue and law enforcement operations, and a number of other topics. Upon completion of the course, students will return to their employing agency to continue their training for a number of months with a field training officer.

The 9-1-1 training program began in 1993 when the Oregon Legislative Assembly enacted legislation which requires that individuals who receive emergency calls for assistance from the public, meet professional standards for training and certification. There are approximately 950 men and women across the state who work in this profession in city, county, tribal, regional, and state public safety communications centers.

Basic Telecommunications #BT115 Graduation will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 16, 2019, at the Oregon Public Safety Academy, 4190 Aumsville Hwy SE, Salem, Oregon. Telephone: 503-378-2100.  The guest speaker is Director Sara Crosswhite, of Deschutes County 9-1-1.   DPSST would like to invite you to join us in observing the ceremony and congratulating Basic Telecommunications #BT115 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.

Reception immediately following.

Members of Basic Telecommunications Class #115

Dispatcher Timothy Allen

Oregon State Police

 

Dispatcher Magali Barber

Clackamas County Communications

 

Dispatcher Dixie Beach

Florence Police Department

 

Dispatcher Krystal Bolduc

Curry County Sheriff's Office

 

Dispatcher Nicole Burnham

Clackamas County Communications

 

Dispatcher Travis Carr

Morrow County Sheriff's Office

 

Dispatcher Leah Day

Baker County Sheriff's Office

 

Dispatcher Alexa Gardner

Central Lane Communications Center

 

Dispatcher Liesel Grolbert

Clackamas County Communications

 

Dispatcher Vivian Hansen

Florence Police Department

 

Dispatcher Tatianna Hill

Grants Pass Dept of Public Safety

 

Dispatcher Patrick Holmes

Emergency Communications of Southern Oregon

 

Civilian Employee Stephanie Howard

Oregon State University DPS

 

Dispatcher Jaime Johnson

Deschutes County 9-1-1

 

Dispatcher Margherita Kaechele

LaGrande Police Department

 

Dispatcher Crystal Laris-Villalpando

Willamette Valley Communications Center

 

Dispatcher Karsten Lockwood

Willamette Valley Communications Center

 

Dispatcher Cameron McMillen

Oregon State Police

 

Dispatcher Jonathon Morrison

Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fisheries

 

Dispatcher Rita Ochoa

Lane County Sheriff's Office

 

Dispatcher Cierra Salinas

Curry County Sheriff's Office

 

Dispatcher Tiffany Stamp

Emergency Communications of Southern Oregon

 

Dispatcher Andrew Stockbridge

Willamette Valley Communications Center

 

Dispatcher Michael Sweeney

Deschutes County 9-1-1

 

## 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 Patricia Patrick-Joling, public member, 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 Police Policy Committee Meeting Scheduled - 08/06/19

For Immediate Release                                        

August 15, 2019

Contact:         Mona Riesterer
                      (503) 378-2431

Notice of Regular Meeting

The Police Policy Committee will hold a regular meeting at August 15, 2019 @ 10:00 a.m.  The meeting will be held in the Victor G. Atiyeh Boardroom. 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. 

 The meeting will be available through video live stream on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/DPSSTOregon/

Agenda Items:

1.  Introductions

2.  *Approve Meeting Minutes of May 16, 2019

3.  *Proposed Rule Changes for OAR 259-008-0010: Establishing Pre-Employment Psychological Screening Standards for Compliance with SB 423

Jennifer Howald

4.  *Administrative Closures – Police/Regulatory Specialist

Presented by Kristen Hibberds

5.  *Darling, Wesley DPSST # 59704: Application for Training & Subsequent Certification – Eugene Police Department

Presented by Kristen Hibberds   

6.  *Martin, Logan DPSST # 60009; Application for Training & Subsequent Certification – Josephine County Sheriff’s Office

Presented by Kristen Hibberds

7.  *Schmierbach, Ryan DPSST # 41342; Basic, Intermediate & Advanced Police Certifications – Oregon City Police Department (OCPD)

Presented by Kristin Hibberds

8.  *Lewis, Gregg DPSST # 22515; Basic Police Certification – Portland Police Bureau (PPB)

Presented by Kristen Hibberds

9.  *Altabef, Daniel DPSST # 45330; Basic Police Certification – Stayton Police Department (SPD)

Presented by Kristen Hibberds

10.  *Lackey, Issac DPSST # 39648; Basic, Intermediate & Advanced Police Certifications – Portland Police Bureau (PPB)

Presented by Kristen Hibberds

11.  *Nightingale, William DPSST #46319; Re-evaluate Ineligibility Period of Recommendation Basic, Intermediate & Advanced Police Certifications & Basic Telecommunications & Emergency Medical Dispatcher Certifications – Woodburn Police Department

Presented by Kristen Hibberds

12.  *Womack, Ronald DPSST #38511 – Reconsideration Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Police Certifications: Tigard Police Department

Presented by Kristen Hibberds

13.  Department Update

14.  Next Police Policy Committee Meeting – November 21, 2019 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.

DPSST Corrections Policy Committee Meeting Scheduled - 08/05/19

For Immediate Release                                        

August 13, 2019

Contact:     Mona Riesterer  
                  503-378-2431

Notice of Regular Meeting

The Corrections Policy Committee will hold a regular meeting at 1:30 pm on August 13, 2019. The meeting will be held in the Victor G. Atiyeh Boardroom. 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. 

The meeting will be available through video live stream on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/DPSSTOregon/

Agenda Items:

1.  Introductions

2.  *Approve Meeting Minutes from May 14, 2019

3.  *Approval for Pilot of New Armed Parole & Probation Officer Training Program

      Presented by Chris Enquist

4.  *Administrative Closures – Corrections & Parole & Probation 

      Presented by Kristen Hibberds 

5.  *McGehee Aaron DPSST # 57858; Re-evaluate Findings and Ineligibility Period Recommendation     Application for Training and Subsequent Certification – Department of Corrections -SRCI 

     Presented by Kristen Hibberds

6.  * Abundis, Richard DPSST # 48657; Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Parole and Probation Officer Certifications & Instructor Certification – Lane County Parole & Probation 

      Presented by Kristen Hibberds

7.  *Harper, Ross DPSST # 55511; Application for Training & Subsequent Certification – Washington County Sheriff’s Office

     Presented by Kristen Hibberds

8.  *Nichols, Andrew DPSST #59805; Application for Training & Subsequent Certification – Klamath County Sheriff’s Office

     Presented by Kristen Hibberds

9.  *Lundy, Bobby DPSST #49128; Basic Corrections Certifications – Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office

      Presented by Kristen Hibberds

10.  Fetzer, Curtis DPSST # 52256; Basic & Intermediate Corrections Certifications – Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office

      Presented by Kristen Hibberds

11.  *Garcia, Patricia DPSST #36026; Basic, Intermediate,  & Advanced Corrections Certifications – Department of Corrections - SRCI

      Presented by Kristen Hibberds

12.  *Allen, Samuel DPSST #47602; Basic & Intermediate Corrections Certification – Department of Corrections – OSP

       Presented by Kristen Hibberds

13.  Department Update

14.  Next Regularly Scheduled Meeting – November 12, 2019 @ 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 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.

390th Basic Police Class to Graduate from Oregon Public Safety Academy - 08/05/19

The Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) is pleased to announce the graduation of its 390th 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 390 will graduate at the Oregon Public Safety Academy at 4190 Aumsville Hwy SE in Salem, Oregon on Friday, August 9, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. with a reception immediately following the graduation.  Chief Ken Rueben of the Philomath 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 #BP390 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 BP390:

Deputy Sheriff Rian Alden

Washington County Sheriff's Office

 

Police Officer Evan Anderson

Ashland Police Department

 

Police Officer Kurt Bauer

Portland Police Bureau

 

Police Officer Andrew Becerra

Newport Police Department

 

Police Officer Dustin Beedle

Portland Police Bureau

 

Police Officer Cody Bennett

Burns Paiute Tribal Police Department

 

Deputy Sheriff Henry Bowen

Josephine County Sheriff's Office

 

Police Officer Thomas Brewer

Tualatin Police Department

 

Police Officer Hayden Eickmeyer

West Linn Police Department

 

Police Officer Alexander Esselstrom

Warm Springs Police Department

 

Police Officer Seth Fox

Sutherlin Police Department

 

Deputy Sheriff Richard Garland

Clackamas County Sheriff's Office

 

Police Officer Matthew Goode

West Linn Police Department

 

Police Officer Bailey Goodwin

Florence Police Department

 

Police Officer Daniel Hall

Portland Police Bureau

 

Police Officer Brian Hamlin

Redmond Police Department

 

Police Officer Jabral Johnson

West Linn Police Department

 

Deputy Sheriff Brian Kent

Coos County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Cody Kephart

Josephine County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Paul Lancaster

Benton County Sheriff's Office

 

Police Officer Jordan Manns

Warm Springs Police Department

 

Police Officer Joshua Marshall

Medford Police Department

 

Police Officer Terry Massey

St. Helens Police Department

 

Police Officer Merton Miller

McMinnville Police Department

 

Deputy Sheriff David Nissen

Marion County Sheriff's Office

 

Police Officer Myrna Ortiz

Portland Police Bureau

 

Police Officer Kayla Postula

Portland Police Bureau

 

Deputy Sheriff Zaragoza Rodriguez

Yamhill County Sheriff's Office

 

Police Officer Michael Schaff

Burns Paiute Tribal Police Department

 

Police Officer Lucas Sinclair

Philomath Police Department

 

Police Officer Braden Smith

Monmouth Police Department

 

Deputy Sheriff Michael Smith

Coos County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Zachary Smith

Coos County Sheriff's Office

 

Police Officer Jeremiah Steiner

Springfield Police Department

 

Deputy Sheriff Samuel Tharp

Clackamas County Sheriff's Office

 

Police Officer Jarett Villafane

Tillamook Police Department

 

Police Officer Keenan Walker

Florence Police Department

 

Police Officer Molly Wehrley

Lincoln City Police Department

 

Deputy Sheriff Tyler Williams

Wasco County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Gregory Zalanka

Washington 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 Patricia Patrick-Joling, public citizen representative, 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.