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Addition of Ashland Police Officer Malcus Williams to State Fallen Officer Memorial Moves Forward - 05/17/18

The Police Policy Committee of the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training (BPSST) held its quarterly meeting this morning, May 17, 2018.  The meeting was held in the Victor G. Atiyeh Boardroom at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem, Oregon.

During the meeting the Committee unanimously approved a request from the City of Ashland Police Department 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.  The Committee is recommending that the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training take formal action to approve the nomination when it meets on July 26, 2018.

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.

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

BPSST Police Policy Committee Holds Quarterly Meeting Recommends Actions Against Four Officers - 05/17/18

The Police Policy Committee of the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training (BPSST) held its quarterly meeting this morning, May 17, 2018.  The meeting was held in the Victor G. Atiyeh Boardroom at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem, Oregon. 

To increase the public's trust, the Oregon legislature mandates 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 (DPSST) 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. The Police Policy Committee provides input and guidance to the Board on certification and training standards for more than 5,000 men and women who serve as police officers at city, county, state, tribal and university law enforcement agencies. 

Professional Standards Cases Note: The below actions are recommendations that are being made to the BPSST. The BPSST has final authority to affirm or overturn any recommendation. All individuals have the will be afforded due process before any BPSST/DPSST action is final, which includes the ability to request a contested case hearing.

Agenda Items Included

Approval of minutes of February 15, 2018 Meeting

ORS 183.405 – Five-Year Review of Agency Rules Adopted – Informational Update

Proposed Rule Changes for OARs 259-007-0010 and 259-008-0070 – Board Disapproval of a Policy Committee Recommendation - Approved

Administrative Closures - Approved

O’Dea, Lawrence DPSST #18924 – Portland Police Bureau, Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, Management, Supervisory, and Executive Police Certification - The Police Policy Committee is recommending that the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training suspend O'Dea's certification for three years for gross misconduct and revoke his certification for 10 years for dishonesty.

Crosman, Travis DPSST # 51361 – Basic Police Certification; Junction City Police Department - The Police Policy Committee is recommending that no action be taken by the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training.

Wright, Bradley DPSST #42148- Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Police Certifications; Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office - The Police Policy Committee is recommending that the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training revoke his certification for 5 years for gross misconduct.

Hemphill, Rhett DPSST #33695 – Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Police Certifications; Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office (Retired) - The Police Policy Committee is recommending that no action be taken by the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training.

Hosek, Ronald DPSST #05927 – Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, and Supervisory Police Certifications; Oregon State Police (Retired) - The Police Policy Committee is recommending that the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training revoke his certification for 5 years for gross misconduct.

Brandt, Randall DPSST #07626 – Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Police Certifications and Basic Corrections Certification; Portland Police Bureau (Retired) -  The Police Policy Committee is recommending that the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training revoke his certification for 10 years for gross misconduct.

Law Enforcement Memorial Wall Nomination – Officer Malcus Williams (DPSST #33171); City of Ashland Police Department – The Police Policy Committee is recommending that the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training add Officer Williams’ name to the State Memorial.

Next Police Policy Committee Meeting – August 16, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

 

# 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 42,000 public and private safety professionals and establishes minimum standards for the training and certification of city, county and state police officers, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, fire service personnel, telecommunicators, emergency medical dispatchers, OLCC regulatory specialists, criminal justice instructors and private security providers, private investigators and polygraph examiners. The Board is supported by five policy committees and a number of advisory and sub-committees representing the public and private safety disciplines. These bodies provide technical expertise and serve as vital links to public and private safety organizations. The Board operates in close partnership with the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST).

The DPSST implements minimum standards established by the Board for training and certification of public and private safety providers. DPSST provides training to more than 20,000 students each year throughout Oregon and at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem and certifies qualified professionals at various levels from basic through executive. Eriks Gabliks serves as the Director of DPSST.

DPSST Fire Policy Committee Meeting Scheduled - 05/16/18

For Immediate Release                                                        

May 16, 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 May 23, 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.  *Minutes 

Approve minutes from the December 5, 2017 Fire Policy Committee meeting

3.  *Proposed Rule change OAR 259-009-0090

Presented by Jennifer Howald

4.  *Proposed Rule Changes for OAR 259-007-0010 & 259-009-0070

Presented by Jennifer Howald

5.  *Proposed Rule Change for OAR 259-009-0065

Presented by Jennifer Howald

6.  *Proposed Rule Change for OAR 259-009-0005, 250-009-0062 & 259-009-0080

Presented by Kayla Ballrot

7.  *Fincher, David DPSST #19135

Presented by Kayla Ballrot

8.  *McEwen, Cheyenne DPSST #36822  Jefferson County RFPD

Presented by Kayla Ballrot

9.  *Albright, Jeffrey DPSST #F33547 Hoodland RFPD

Presented by Kayla Ballrot

10. *Klope, Andrew DPSST #F36968 Tri city RFPD No. 4

Presented by Kayla Ballrot

11. *Harrison, Aron DPSST #22033 Lewis & Clark RFPD

Presented by Kayla Ballrot

12. *Dodenhoff, Kyle A.  DPSST #26245 Rogue Valley International Airport Fire District

Presented by Kayla Ballrot

13. *Poore, James T. DPSST #16053 Klamath County Fire District # 1

Presented by Kayla Ballrot

14.  Department Update

15.  Next scheduled FPC meeting – August 22, 2018

 

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.

 

DPSST Basic Police Revision Advisory Panel Meeting Scheduled - 05/16/18

For Immediate Release      
May 15, 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 May 31, 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 be
made before the meeting by calling the contact listed above.   
 
Agenda Items:
 
I. Welcome
 
II. Outline Review-
a. Law- Law Overview, Use of Force Law, Criminal Law, Procedural Law, Introduction to the  Criminal Justice System  
b. Mental Health- Crisis Intervention, Trauma
c. Use of Force and Less Lethal Options
d. Defensive Tactics
e. Firearms
f. Building Searches (Tactical Movement)


III. Development Discussion-Course Content

IV. Development Tasks for June

V. 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.

Portland Riders
Portland Riders
Oregon Officers Ride to Remember the Fallen (Photo) - 05/11/18

Yesterday, four Oregonians joined more than 1,500 law enforcement officers from throughout the country participating in the 2018 Police Unity Tour.  The bicycle tour started yesterday in Somerset, New Jersey and will span more than 300 miles going through Philadelphia and Baltimore ending at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C.   The ride will conclude in the early evening of Sunday, May 13, 2018 where it will join over 50,000 people expected to attend the National Law Enforcement Memorial Candlelight Vigil.

The primary purpose of the Police Unity Tour is to raise awareness about the more than 19,000 law enforcement personnel that have died in the line of duty.  The Police Unity Tour motto is “We Ride for Those Who Died.”  The secondary purpose of the Tour is to raise funds for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF).  Since its’ inception in 1997, the Police Unity Tour has raised over $14 million to support the Memorial.  Last year the Tour raised $2.75 million.

The 2018 Police Unity Tour has four riders from Oregon; Andy Bechdolt of the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST), Nate Pieske of the Eugene Police Department, Christina McCarty of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, and  Jeanne McLaughlin of the University of Oregon.  The four make up Team Oregon and have participated in the Police Unity Tour since 2011.

DPSST’s Director Eriks Gabliks said “we are proud to have four Oregonians participate in the 2018 Police Unity Tour.  Not only are they honoring fallen officers from around the nation, they are also honoring and remembering the 183 Oregon law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty and the families they left behind."  

Each rider must raise a minimum of $2,000 to participate. That money goes toward the NLEOMF, and a small portion is to support the riders while on the tour. Each rider is also responsible for airfare, some meals and shipping bicycles to and from.  Riders must all be involved in Public Safety in one fashion or another (full time or retired LEO, dispatch, records, corrections, P&P, etc.), or be a survivor.

More information can be found on their Facebook page at

 https://facebook.com/OregonPoliceUnityTour/

Corrections Deputies and Officers to Graduate from Oregon Public Safety Academy - 05/11/18

The Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) is pleased to announce the graduation of Basic Corrections Local #BCL031 on Friday May 18, 2018 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 #BCL031 on their successful completion of basic training. 

The event will begin at 11 am with a reception to follow after the ceremony.  Lieutenant Brian Bryson, of the Klamath 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 BCL031:

Deputy Sheriff Ryan Barnes     

Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

 

Corrections Officer Blaine Begay          

Warm Springs Police Department

 

Deputy Sheriff Jordan Burnette

Lane County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Carissa Campbell          

Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Marlena Castaneda       

Josephine County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Sofia Contenta 

Marion County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Jared Crawford 

Lane County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Aubrey DeZarn 

Washington County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Edwin Diaz      

Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Courtney Dills  

Lane County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Elijah Dunnavant         

Lane County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Pamela Earle    

Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Carter Ellis       

Lane County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Karin Foster     

Marion County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Zachery Fulton 

Lane County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Wesleonardo Godoi       

Clackamas County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Brieanna Halliwell-Graham       

Lincoln County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Robert Helme   

Curry County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Buffy Howell    

Marion County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Jason Huckins  

Josephine County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Colby Hyde      

Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Bradley Johannesen      

Washington County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Erick Kaber      

Klamath County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Boyd Lang       

Columbia County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Miranda Macfarlane      

Coos County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff John Markert    

Linn County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Austin Marquette         

Columbia County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Jolynn Radinovich        

Grant County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Greylin Rice     

Klamath County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Daniel Rymer   

Coos County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Michael Sanchez          

Washington County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Ashlee Scottow

Jackson County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Kyle Seaholm   

Lane County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Robert Selby     

Josephine County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Steven Stacey   

Klamath County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Jorge Troudt     

Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Kaileen Wade   

Douglas County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Garvin Wong    

Klamath County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Jeremy Yepez   

Lane County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Chyanne Young           

Marion County Sheriff's Office

 

Corrections Officer Suzanne Zepeda     

Springfield Police Department  

 

## 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.

2018 LEO Memorial
2018 LEO Memorial
Oregon Honors and Remembers 183 Fallen Law Enforcement Officers (Photo) - 05/08/18

This afternoon, May 8, 2018, the State of Oregon honored and remembered 183 fallen law enforcement officers during an hour-long memorial ceremony held at the state memorial which is located at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem.

More than 400 were in attendance at today's ceremony which included more than 80 family members of fallen officers.  During her comments on behalf of Governor Kate Brown, Heidi Moawad, the Governor's Public Safety Policy Advisor said "Our law enforcement officers are not the only ones who sacrifice to make our protection and safety possible. The families of our officers live with the constant reality that their loved one may not return home safe from their heroic work. When a police officer, reserve officer, parole and probation officer, corrections officer dies or suffers severe disability, the heartbreak their families experience is incalculable. While we are here to honor our fallen officers, we cannot forget the families and children that have been left behind." 

The keynote speaker for the ceremony was Clatsop County District Attorney Joshua K. Marquis.  District Attorney Marquis has served for almost 25 years as the elected District Attorney of Clatsop County and has announced that he will not seek another term and will accordingly step down from this role in January 2019. District Attorney Marquis said "we can never forget the importance of remembering those who made the ultimate sacrifice, by name.  We need to share their stories, we need to share who there were, we need their families to hear their names for all to hear so we never forget."   

The Oregon Fallen Law Enforcement Officers' Memorial Ceremony is a significant event that the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) is proud to host each year in partnership with the Oregon Law Enforcement Memorial Fund, Oregon Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.), Oregon Fallen Badge Foundation, and Oregon's various statewide law enforcement associations.

The 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.

While the recent line of duty death of Ashland Police Officer Marcus Williams was included in comments made by a number speakers, the name was not added during this year’s ceremony.  The nomination to add Officer Williams’ name is underway with addition planned during the 2019 ceremony.  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 Oregon memorial is held the week ahead of National Police Week events in Washington, D.C.. so that family members and co-workers can attend both memorial ceremonies. 

During the national ceremony, 360 names will be added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, bringing the total to 21,541 law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty. For more information about National Police Week, please visit www.LawMemorial.org/policeweek.

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

BPSST Corrections Policy Committee Meets in Salem - 05/08/18

The Corrections Policy Committee of the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training (BPSST) held its regularly scheduled quarterly meeting this morning, Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) located at 4190 Aumsville Hwy SE, Salem, Oregon. 

To increase the public's trust, the Oregon legislature mandates 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 (DPSST) 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. The Corrections Policy Committee provides input and guidance to the Board on certification and training standards for more than 3,000 men and women who serve as corrections officer and parole and probation officers around the state.

Professional Standards Cases Note: The below actions are recommendations that are being made to the BPSST. The BPSST has final authority to affirm or overturn any recommendation. All individuals have the will be afforded due process before any BPSST/DPSST action is final, which includes the ability to request a contested case hearing.

Agenda Items Included

Approve the minutes of the February 13, 2018 Corrections Policy Committee meeting

Review of Pilot Curriculum – Basic Parole and Probation Class #76 - report accepted, pilot extended.

Quarterly Review of Department of Corrections basic training programs - report accepted.

ORS 183.405 – Five Year Review of Agency Rules Adopted Information Update

Proposed Rule Changes for OARs 259-007-0010, 259-008-0070, 259-009-0070, 259-020-0200, 259-060-0300 and 259-061-0300; Board Disapproval of a Policy Committee Recommendation - Approved

Professional Standards Administrative Closures-Corrections - Approved

Edison, James DPSST #38290 – Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Corrections Certifications; Department of Corrections – Powder River Correctional Institution - Committee will recommend Board revoke certification for ten years for gross misconduct.

Lagao, Mario DPSST #53203 – Basic Corrections Certifications; Department of Corrections-EOCI - Policy Committee tabled discussion requested staff to gather additional information.

Hanson, Shawn K. DPSST #58352 – Application for Training and Subsequent Certification; Department of Corrections – Coffee Creek Correctional Facility - Policy Committee recommended no action be taken.

Beers, Tyler DPSST #58455 – Application for Training and Subsequent Certification; Department of Corrections – EOCI - Policy Committee will recommend Board deny certification for ten years for gross misconduct.

The next regularly scheduled meeting is on August 14, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.

# 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 42,000 public and private safety professionals and establishes minimum standards for the training and certification of city, county and state police officers, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, fire service personnel, telecommunicators, emergency medical dispatchers, OLCC regulatory specialists, criminal justice instructors and private security providers, private investigators and polygraph examiners. The Board is supported by five policy committees and a number of advisory and sub-committees representing the public and private safety disciplines. These bodies provide technical expertise and serve as vital links to public and private safety organizations. The Board operates in close partnership with the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST).

The DPSST implements minimum standards established by the Board for training and certification of public and private safety providers. DPSST provides training to more than 20,000 students each year throughout Oregon and at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem and certifies qualified professionals at various levels from basic through executive. Eriks Gabliks serves as the Director of DPSST.

 

Honor Guard folding U.S. Flag at Memorial
Honor Guard folding U.S. Flag at Memorial
State to Honor and Remember 183 Fallen Oregon Law Enforcement Officers / Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 1 pm (Photo) - 05/07/18

The State of Oregon will honor and remember 183 fallen law enforcement officers during an hour-long memorial ceremony on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 1 PM.  The event will take place outdoors, rain or shine, at the state memorial which is located at the Oregon Public Safety Academy, 4190 Aumsville Highway SE, in Salem.

The keynote spearker for tomorrow's ceremony will be Clatsop County District Attorney Joshua K. Marquis.  District Attorney Marquis has served for almost 25 years as the elected District Attorney of Clatsop County and has announced that he will not seek another term and will accordingly step down from this role in January 2019.

The Oregon Fallen Law Enforcement Officers' Memorial Ceremony is a significant event that the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) is proud to host each year in partnership with the Oregon Law Enforcement Memorial Fund, Oregon Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.), Oregon Fallen Badge Foundation, and Oregon's various statewide law enforcement associations.

The 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 name of recently deceased Ashland Police Officer Malcus Williams will not be added during this year’s ceremony.  The nomination to add Officer Williams’ name is underway with addition planned during the 2019 ceremony.

The Oregon memorial is held the week ahead of National Police Week events in Washington, D.C. so that familiy members and co-workers can attend both memorial ceremonies.  During the national ceremony, 360 names will be added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, bringing the total to 21,541 law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty. For more information about National Police Week, please visit www.LawMemorial.org/policeweek.

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

 

DPSST Regional Training Coordinator Mark Linville and Training DIvision Director Mike Leloff
DPSST Regional Training Coordinator Mark Linville and Training DIvision Director Mike Leloff
Senior Trooper Maria Mignano Dedication to Duty Award Presented at annual DUII Conference to Mark Linville of DPSST (Photo) - 05/07/18

Mark Linville of the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) received the 2018 Senior Trooper Maria Mignano Dedication to Duty Award at the State’s DUII Multi-Disciplinary Impaired Driving Training Conference. 

The award, named after the late Senior Trooper Maria Mignano who died in the line of duty, was presented during the conference held at The Riverhouse on the Deschutes in Bend, on Friday, May, 4th, 2018. 

The “Senior Trooper Maria Mignano Dedication to Duty Award” is the highest honor bestowed on a police officer at the DUII Multi-Disciplinary Impaired Driving Training Conference, which is held every year. The gathering brings together prosecutors, judges, treatment professionals, Oregon Department of Transportation officials and members of law enforcement for presentations covering all aspects of impaired driving.

Mark Linville, is a Regional Law Enforcement Training Coordinator for the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards, and is stationed at the Central Oregon Field Office in Redmond.

Mark began his law enforcement career in 1990 as a Deputy with the Linn County Sheriff’s Office after which is joined the Albany Police Department where he worked as a Police Officer from 1995 to 2004.  In 2004 he joined the Bend Police Department where he worked as a Police Officer until 2015 when he accepted the position with DPSST. 

DPSST's Director Eriks Gabliks said "Mark is a respected member of DPSST’s training team and is often sought out by his peers and prosecutors for his expertise and knowledge regarding DUII. We are very fortunate to have him as a member of our organization." 

Mark delivers dozens of DUII classes around his region, and around the state, on an annual basis.  In addition to DUII training, Mark is also active in delivering DPSST’s Field Training and Evaluation Program (FTEP) and Police Training Officer (PTO) classes for new law enforcement coaches and field training officers, active shooter training, and several other classes on an annual basis.

# 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 42,000 public and private safety professionals and establishes minimum standards for the training and certification of city, county and state police officers, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, fire service personnel, telecommunicators, emergency medical dispatchers, OLCC regulatory specialists, criminal justice instructors and private security providers, private investigators and polygraph examiners. The Board is supported by five policy committees and a number of advisory and sub-committees representing the public and private safety disciplines. These bodies provide technical expertise and serve as vital links to public and private safety organizations. The Board operates in close partnership with the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST).

The DPSST implements minimum standards established by the Board for training and certification of public and private safety providers. DPSST provides training to more than 20,000 students each year throughout Oregon and at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem and certifies qualified professionals at various levels from basic through executive. Eriks Gabliks serves as the Director of DPSST.

Oregon Liquor Control Commission Regulatory Specialists to Graduate from Oregon Public Safety Academy - 05/04/18

The Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) is pleased to announce the graduation of its third Oregon Liquor Control Commission Regulatory Specialist Class on Friday, May 11, 2018 at the Oregon Public Safety Academy at 4190 Aumsville Hwy SE in Salem, Oregon.  The event will begin at 1:00 p.m. with a reception to follow after the ceremony.  OLCC Director Steve Marks will be the guest speaker.  All family and friends of students, as well as supervisors, department heads and elected officials are welcome to attend.

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

Roster of Basic Oregon Liquor Control Commission Class #OLCC03:

Regulatory Specialist Jonathan Crowl          

Oregon Liquor Control Commission

 

Regulatory Specialist Blake Cunningham    

Oregon Liquor Control Commission

 

Regulatory Specialist Jan Ellertson  

Oregon Liquor Control Commission

 

Regulatory Specialist Clinton Foley 

Oregon Liquor Control Commission

 

Regulatory Specialist Justin Fuentes

Oregon Liquor Control Commission

 

Regulatory Specialist Cindi Girard  

Oregon Liquor Control Commission

 

Regulatory Specialist Jordan Heath  

Oregon Liquor Control Commission

 

Manager James Hunter         

Oregon Liquor Control Commission

 

Regulatory Specialist Stephen Kellis           

Oregon Liquor Control Commission

 

Regulatory Specialist Darrell Miller

Oregon Liquor Control Commission

 

Regulatory Specialist Eric Pedraza  

Oregon Liquor Control Commission

 

Regulatory Specialist Martin Rowley          

Oregon Liquor Control Commission

 

Regulatory Specialist Lori Sharp      

Oregon Liquor Control Commission

 

Regulatory Specialist Alicha Smoot 

Oregon Liquor Control Commission

 

Regulatory Specialist Jason Weber  

Oregon Liquor Control Commission

 

Regulatory Specialist Gary Welborn

Oregon Liquor Control Commission

 

Regulatory Specialist Joseph Welp  

Oregon Liquor Control Commission

 

Regulatory Specialist Ryan Whiteside         

Oregon Liquor Control Commission

 

Regulatory Specialist Benjamin Williams   

Oregon Liquor Control Commission

 

Regulatory Specialist Gary Wright  

Oregon Liquor Control Commission

 

 ## 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.

BPSST Telecommunications Policy Committee Meets in Salem - Recommends One Revocation - 05/02/18

The Telecommunications Policy Committee of the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training (BPSST) held its quarterly this morning, May 2, 2018 in the Victor G. Atiyeh Boardroom at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem, Oregon.

To increase the public's trust, the Oregon legislature mandates 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 (DPSST) 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. The Telecommunications Policy Committee provides input and guidance to the Board on certification and training standards for more than 900 men and women who serve in our 9-1-1 emergency communications centers around the state and as telecommunicators and emergency medical dispatchers.

Professional Standards Cases Note: The below actions are recommendations that are being made to the BPSST. The BPSST has final authority to affirm or overturn any recommendation. All individuals have the will be afforded due process before any BPSST/DPSST action is final, which includes the ability to request a contested case hearing.

Agenda Items Included

ORS 183.405-Five Year Review of Agency Rules Adopted Informational Update

Proposed Rule Changes for OARs 259-007-0010, 259-008-0070, 259-009-0070, 259-020-0200, 259-060-0300 and 259-061-0300; Board Disapproval of a Policy Committee Recommendation - Update

Administrative Closures – Telecommunicator/Emergency Medical Dispatcher – Approved by motion

Brooks, Debbie DPSST #33906 – Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Telecommunicator Certifications and Basic Emergency Medical Dispatcher Certification; Lane County Sheriff’s Office - Telecommunications Policy Committee will recommend that Board issue a lifetime revocation for dishonesty.

Stolt, Jennifer DPSST #42217 – Basic Telecommunicator and Emergency Medical Dispatcher Certifications; Junction City Police Department – No action taken at today's meeting - Committee asked staff to gather additional information from employer before a decision can be made.

Tobin, Kenneth DPSST # 21784 – Basic Telecommunicator and Emergency Medical Dispatcher Certifications; Willamette Valley Communication Center – Committee reviewed matter and recommends no action be taken.

Next Telecommunications Policy Committee Meeting - Wednesday, August 1, 2018, at 9:00 a.m.

 

# 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 42,000 public and private safety professionals and establishes minimum standards for the training and certification of city, county and state police officers, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, fire service personnel, telecommunicators, emergency medical dispatchers, OLCC regulatory specialists, criminal justice instructors and private security providers, private investigators and polygraph examiners. The Board is supported by five policy committees and a number of advisory and sub-committees representing the public and private safety disciplines. These bodies provide technical expertise and serve as vital links to public and private safety organizations. The Board operates in close partnership with the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST).

The DPSST implements minimum standards established by the Board for training and certification of public and private safety providers. DPSST provides training to more than 20,000 students each year throughout Oregon and at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem and certifies qualified professionals at various levels from basic through executive. Eriks Gabliks serves as the Director of DPSST.

DPSST Police Policy Committee Meeting Scheduled *Amended*** - 05/02/18

For Immediate Release                                          

April 30, 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 May 17, 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 February 15, 2018 Meeting

Approve the minutes of February 15, 2018 Police Policy Committee

3. ORS 183.405 – Five-Year Review of Agency Rules Adopted – Informational Update

Presented by Jennifer Howald

4. *Proposed Rule Changes for OARs 259-007-0010 and 259-008-0070 – Board Disapproval of a Policy Committee Recommendation

Presented by Jennifer Howald

5. *Administrative Closures

Presented by Kristen Hibberds

6. *O’Dea, Lawrence DPSST #18924 – Portland Police Bureau, Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, Management, Supervisory, and Executive Police Certification

Presented by Kristen Hibberds

7. *Hewitt, Megan DPSST #31385 – Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, Supervisory, and Management Police Certifications; Hillsboro Police Department

Presented by Kristen Hibberds

8. *Crosman, Travis DPSST # 51361 – Basic Police Certification; Junction City Police Department

Presented by Kristen Hibberds

9. *Wright, Bradley DPSST #42148- Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Police Certifications

Presented by Kristen Hibberds

10. *Hemphill, Rhett DPSST #33695 – Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Police Certifications

Presented by Kristen Hibberds

11. *Hosek, Ronald DPSST #05927 – Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, and Supervisory Police Certifications

Presented by Kristen Hibberds

12. *Brandt, Randall DPSST #07626 – Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Police Certifications and Basic Corrections Certification; Portland Police Bureau – Retired

Presented by Kristen Hibberds

13. *Law Enforcement Memorial Wall Nomination – Officer Malcus Williams (DPSST #33171); City of Ashland Police Department

Presented by Eriks Gabliks

14.  Department Update

15.  Next Police Policy Committee Meeting – August 16, 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.

 

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Visor and Wallet Cards Help Law Enforcement Communicate with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Oregonians (Photo) - 05/02/18

A partnership between the Oregon Association for the Deaf (OAD), the Public Safety Subcommittee of the Oregon Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Advisory Committee (ODHHS), and the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) resulted in the creation of visor and wallet cards to serve as a tool to assist with communications between individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing and law enforcement officers.

The cards are being distributed by the Oregon Association for the Deaf, and their local and regional partners; the Oregon Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Program; local law enforcement agencies; and other organizations that work with deaf and hard of hearing Oregonians.

The partnership between the three organizations, OAD, ODHHS and DPSST, has resulted in an update to the basic police curriculum used to train new law enforcement officers, and also deaf and hard of hearing role players who participate in scenario-based training at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem.

DPSST’s Director Eriks Gabliks said “we are very proud of the partnership we have with the Oregon Association for the Deaf, the Public Safety Subcommittee of the Oregon Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (ODHHS), and ODHHS.  Sadly, we know there have been some tragic interactions around the nation involving law enforcement officers and individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing.  The visor and wallet cards were designed to serve as a tool to assist with communications between individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing and city, county, state, tribal and university law enforcement officers around Oregon.”

Past President of OAD and current state employee with ODHHS, Chad A. Ludwig said “it take a village’s effort to promote public safety, awareness, and communication. The goal for two-sided visor and wallet communication card to minimize the barrier in the field and allow each member involved in any type of legal related incidents to build rapport. The communication card is not intended to replace trained, certified and qualified sign language interpreters in the legal system. This move is a positive step that improves safety for individuals who are Deaf, Deaf-Blind, Hard of Hearing and those with additional disability as well as law enforcement partners across Oregon.”

Oregon Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services

http://www.oregon.gov/DHS/BUSINESS-SERVICES/ODHHS/Pages/index.aspx

Oregon Association for the Deaf

http://www.OAD1921.org

Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training

http://www.oregon.gov/dpsst/Pages/index.aspx

 

## 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.

 

9-1-1 Operators to Graduate from Oregon Public Safety Academy / DPSST - 05/01/18

The Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) is pleased to announce the graduation of its 109th Basic Telecommunications Class.

The two-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 #BT109 Graduation will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 4, 2018, at the Oregon Public Safety Academy, 4190 Aumsville Hwy SE, Salem, Oregon. Telephone: 503-378-2100.  The guest speaker is Chief Robert Morris, of the Junction City Police Department.


DPSST would like to invite you to join us in observing the ceremony and congratulating Basic Telecommunications #BT109 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 #109

Dispatcher Robert Baird       

Junction City Police Department

 

Dispatcher Isaac Cox 

Junction City Police Department

 

Telecommunicator Nathan Early      

Lake Oswego Police Department

 

Dispatcher James Foster       

Toledo Police Department

 

Dispatcher Jacob Hawes       

Junction City Police Department

 

Dispatcher Leah Heinzmann 

Bureau of Emergency Communications

 

Dispatcher Kirstieleigh Kelsea         

Tillamook County 911

 

Dispatcher Linda Larson       

Warm Springs Police Department

 

Dispatcher Misty Lindstrom 

Astoria Police Department

 

Dispatcher Haylee Maul       

Bureau of Emergency Communications

 

Dispatcher Shad Miles          

Bureau of Emergency Communications

 

Dispatcher Joan Miller          

Bureau of Emergency Communications

 

Dispatcher Shannon Miller   

Coos Bay Police Department

 

Dispatcher Mark Moroney    

Bureau of Emergency Communications

 

Dispatcher Rhonda Morrow  

Frontier Regional 9-1-1

 

Dispatcher Vanessa Ogier     

Oregon State Police

 

Dispatcher Melissa Patterson

Astoria Police Department

 

Dispatcher Brieanna Rogers 

Deschutes County 9-1-1

 

Manager Susan Scobert         

Lake Oswego Police Department

 

Dispatcher Dalton Smith       

Frontier Regional 9-1-1

 

Dispatcher Angela Stiles       

Oregon State Police

 

Telecommunicator Bruce Vandyke  

Toledo Police Department

## 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.

377th Basic Police Class to Graduate from Oregon Public Safety Academy - 05/01/18

The Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) is pleased to announce the graduation of its 377th 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 377 will graduate at the Oregon Public Safety Academy at 4190 Aumsville Hwy SE in Salem, Oregon on Friday, May 11, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. with a reception immediately following the graduation.  Chief Jon Sassaman of the Corvallis 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 #BP377 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 BP377:

Deputy Sheriff Lorena Akerman

Marion County Sheriff's Office

 

Police Officer Jared Brenner

 Molalla Police Department

 

Police Officer Brandyn Brittingham

Portland Police Bureau

 

Police Officer Ralph Caldwell

Corvallis Police Department

 

Police Officer Robert Cardona

Medford Police Department

 

Police Officer Charles Carlin

Silverton Police Department

 

Police Officer Jonathan Cerda

Bend Police Department

 

Police Officer Andriy Cherevan

Portland Police Bureau

 

Deputy Sheriff Andrew Christopherson

Tillamook County Sheriff's Office

 

Police Officer James Cleavenger

Oakridge Police Department

 

Police Officer James Doyle

Gresham Police Department

 

Deputy Sheriff Timothy Dumanovskiy

Yamhill County Sheriff's Office

 

Police Officer Peter Finnegan

Corvallis Police Department

 

Police Officer Gabriel Flores

Albany Police Department

 

Police Officer Laura Frear

Portland Police Bureau

 

Police Officer Kathleen Gamble

Umatilla Police Department

 

Police Officer Jonathan Gomez

Portland Police Bureau

 

Deputy Sheriff Anthony Griffith-Keaton

Josephine County Sheriff's Office

 

Police Officer Kristopher Grogan

Portland Police Bureau

 

Deputy Sheriff Dylan Hamilton

Union County Sheriff's Office

 

Police Officer Colton Henshaw

Bend Police Department

 

Police Officer Kathryn Hulscher

Canby Police Department

 

Police Officer Lia Kanable

Portland Police Bureau

 

Deputy Sheriff Zachary Keirsey

Clackamas County Sheriff's Office

 

Police Officer Juan Morales

Woodburn Police Department

 

Police Officer Sehad Mujovic

Portland Police Bureau

 

Police Officer Jose Ortiz

Portland Police Bureau

 

Police Officer Ryan Osuna

Lebanon Police Department

 

Deputy Sheriff Travis Owsley

Clatsop County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Nicholas Parsell

Yamhill County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Adam Raethke

Columbia County Sheriff's Office

 

Police Officer Robel Shiferaw

Portland Police Bureau

 

Police Officer Joshua Solenberger

Butte Falls Police Department

 

Police Officer Christopher Stover

 Medford Police Department

 

Police Officer Michael Terrett

Portland Police Bureau

 

Deputy Sheriff Nathaniel Tracey

Josephine County Sheriff's Office

 

Police Officer Paul Valesano

Lake Oswego Police Department

 

Police Officer Carson Waller

Ashland Police Department

 

Police Officer Kevin Wilson

Coburg Police Department

 

Police Officer Tyler Wyatt

Portland Police Bureau

 

## 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.

2018 Oregon Fallen Law Enforcement Officer Memorial - May 8, 2018 - 1 PM at DPSST - Salem - 05/01/18

The Oregon Fallen Law Enforcement Officers' Memorial Ceremony is a significant event that the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) is proud to host each year in partnership with the Oregon Law Enforcement Memorial Fund, Oregon Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.), Oregon Fallen Badge Foundation, and Oregon's various statewide law enforcement associations.

The State's fallen law enforcement officer memorial ceremony will be held on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 1 PM at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem.  We ask that you please place this important date on your calendars and attend this event which honors our fallen.

The 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 name of recently deceased Ashland Police Officer Malcus Williams will not be added during this year’s ceremony.  The nomination to add Officer Williams’ name is underway with addition planned during the 2019 ceremony.

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

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

/// National Remembrance ///

In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls as National Police Week.  Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962, National Police Week pays special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others. The Oregon ceremony is always held the week before the national events so that families and co-workers of the fallen can attend both ceremonies.

The engravers in Washington, D.C. have finished adding 360 names to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, bringing the total to 21,541 law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty.


For more information about National Police Week, please visit www.LawMemorial.org/policeweek.
 

Oregon Public Safety Academy Takes Steps to Protect Oak Savanna - 04/30/18

In Oregon’s Willamette Valley, where more than 97% of the white oak’s historic habitat has already disappeared, vineyard and forest landowners have signed on to the Oak Accord as a way to protect and restore more than 1,500 acres of the Willamette Valley’s fragile ecosystem. 

The Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) has signed-on and will be adding approximately 40 acres of Oak Savanna, which is part of the Oregon Public Safety Academy on Aumsville Highway in  Southeast Salem, to the Oak Accord.

DPSST's Director Eriks Gabliks said "DPSST is committed to being both a good neighbor and a good steward of our natural resources.  This is just one of many examples of the proactive environmental practices the Oregon Public Safety Academy has in place at our 235 acre campus.  We are committed to helping protect the oak savanna for future generations to enjoy."  

Oaks savannas and prairies once covered 1.8 million acres, or about half of the Willamette Valley.  Today, about 47,000 acres remain, a 97% decrease.  DPSST, along with its neighbor the Oregon Department of Corrections, have taken steps to strengthen the sustainability of this species through policy and restoration of property.  Portions of the properties can be used for approved programs such as education, training, and restorative activities. 

The 40 acres of oak habitat at the Oregon Public Safety Academy will benefit by being part of the Oak Accord agreement through Willamette Partnership.  It is a voluntary commitment to protect and restore oak woodlands and savanna.  By signing the accord, DPSST’s oak habitat will be part of a large scale Willamette Valley accord.

Plans are underway for the property to be assessed from which a set of recommendations about options for restoring or improving the quality of oak habitat on the Academy property will be made.  The numerical results (baseline assessment score of functional oak habitat) will also be provided to Willamette Partnership and recorded in a database that will be used to track improvements or changes to the quality (and quantity) of oak over time on your property and across the Willamette Valley.  The goal of this program is to help us improve the amount and quality of oak across the region from what it is today. So tracking this information will be essential to documenting the progress and success and the Academy oak savanna.

 http://willamettepartnership.org/the-oak-accord/

 

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Oregon Public Safety Academy Hosts Take Our Kids to Work Day (Photo) - 04/26/18

The Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) hosted a number of activities at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem today as part of a national event, Take Our Kids to Work Day.

More than four dozen boys and girls participated in today's events at the Academy. The children were of family members and friends employed at the Academy in a variety of roles including public safety trainers, police officers, firefighters, regulatory specialists, and trades such as electricians, carpenters, food services, etc.

The day's activities began with a "roll call" during which all of the children were given a "briefing" on an "investigation" they were going to be assigned to assist with. The investigation would provide clues at each location which would eventually allow them to close their case. The clues would bring the children to various locations within the agency so they can see the various careers that exist at the Academy.

DPSST Director Eriks Gabliks said "the goal of our event is two-fold. First, to give the children of our staff the opportunity to find out more about what their parents do. Second, to get boys and girls thinking about what type of careers they might be interested in when they grow up. Waiting until they are out of high school is too late. The motto of our day is that any boy or girl can do any career they want when they grow up."

Background on Take Our Kids to Work Day from Wikipedia - Take Our Daughters To Work Day was created in New York in the summer of 1992 by the Ms. Foundation for Women. The first celebration took place on Thursday, April 22, 1993 and has since been celebrated on the 4th Thursday of April every year in order for the 37 million children, parents, schools in over 3.5 million workplaces across the country, in addition to participants in over 200 countries around the world, to plan ahead for the annual event. The day has generally been scheduled on a day that is a school day for most children in the United States, and schools are provided with literature and encouraged to promote the program. Educators are provided with materials for incorporating career exploration into school curricula on the day before or after the event. The program was officially expanded in 2003 to include boys; however, most companies that participated in the program had, since the beginning, allowed b oth boys and girls to participate, usually renaming it "Take Our Children to Work Day" or an equivalent. The program's official website states that the program was changed in order to provide both boys and girls with opportunities to explore careers at an age when they are more flexible in terms of gender roles. The Ms. Foundation also states that men who have hosted children have benefited from being seen as parental figures in addition to their roles as professionals, which can contribute to combating gender stereotypes as well.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Take_Our_Daughters_and_Sons_to_Work_Day

## 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 Marion County 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.

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DPSST Telecommunications Policy Committee Meeting Scheduled - Amended - 04/25/18

For Immediate Release                       **AMENDED***

April 23, 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 May 2, 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 Meeting Minutes Meeting
Approve Minutes of February 7, 2018 Meeting

3.  ORS 183.405-Five Year Review of Agency Rules Adopted Informational Update

Presented by Jennifer Howald

4.  *Proposed Rule Changes for OARs 259-007-0010, 259-008-0070, 259-009-0070, 259-020-0200, 259-060-0300 and 259-061-0300; Board Disapproval of a Policy Committee Recommendation

Presented by Jennifer Howald

5.  *Admin Closures – Telecommunicator/Emergency Medical Dispatcher

Presented by Kristen Hibberds

6.  *Brooks, Debbie DPSST #33906 – Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Telecommunicator Certifications and Basic Emergency Medical Dispatcher Certification; Lane County Sheriff’s Office

Presented by Kristen Hibberds

7.  *Stolt, Jennifer DPSST #42217 – Basic Telecommunicator and Emergency Medical Dispatcher Certifications; Junction City Police Department

Presented by Kristen Hibberds

8.  *Tobin, Kenneth DPSST # 21784 – Basic Telecommunicator and Emergency Medical Dispatcher Certifications; Willamette Valley Communication Center

Presented by Kristen Hibberds

9.  Correspondence from Rebekah White – Request to Review Standard

Presented by Linsay Hale

10.  Staff Update

11.  Next Telecommunications Policy Committee Meeting
Wednesday, August 1, 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 byTelecommunications  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 Curriculum Committee Meeting Scheduled - 04/23/18

For Immediate Release                                          

April 23, 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 May 2, 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 Meeting Minutes Meeting
Approve Minutes of February 7, 2018 Meeting

3.  ORS 183.405-Five Year Review of Agency Rules Adopted Informational Update

Presented by Jennifer Howald

4.  *Proposed Rule Changes for OARs 259-007-0010, 259-008-0070, 259-009-0070, 259-020-0200, 259-060-0300 and 259-061-0300; Board Disapproval of a Policy Committee Recommendation

Presented by Jennifer Howald

5.  *Admin Closures – Telecommunicator/Emergency Medical Dispatcher

Presented by Kristen Hibberds

6.  *Brooks, Debbie DPSST #33906 – Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Telecommunicator Certifications and Basic Emergency Medical Dispatcher Certification; Lane County Sheriff’s Office

Presented by Kristen Hibberds

7.  *Stolt, Jennifer DPSST #42217 – Basic Telecommunicator and Emergency Medical Dispatcher Certifications; Junction City Police Department

Presented by Kristen Hibberds

8.  *Tobin, Kenneth DPSST # 21784 – Basic Telecommunicator and Emergency Medical Dispatcher Certifications; Willamette Valley Communication Center

Presented by Kristen Hibberds

9.  Staff Update

10. Next Telecommunications Policy Committee Meeting
Wednesday, August 1, 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 ##

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.