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Corrections Deputies and Officers to Graduate from Oregon Public Safety Academy - 10/27/20

The Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) is pleased to announce the graduation of Basic Corrections Local #BCL042 on Friday October 30, 2020 at 10 a.m., at the Oregon Public Safety Academy, in Salem, Oregon. 

Due to the COVID 19 pandemic and the need for social distancing the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training regret that this ceremony will be closed to the public. However, we would like to publicly congratulate Basic Corrections Local class #042 on their successful completion of basic training. 

Members of Graduating Class BCL042:

Deputy Sheriff Brett Baese

Washington County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Aidan Baltunis

Deschutes County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Ashley Bowman

Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Dante Burgess

Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Parker Castano

Washington County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Timothy Ebner

Deschutes County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Shyanne Fine

Harney County Sheriff's Office

 

Corrections Officer Joshua Fortner

Springfield Police Department

 

Deputy Sheriff Bryan Giblin

Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Jessica Goodwin-Strom

Benton County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Autumn Halfman

Deschutes County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Ana Hawit

Josephine County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Morgan Holcomb

Umatilla County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Jacob Holverson

Yamhill County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Jacqueline Jones

Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Travis King

Deschutes County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Jaime Kmetic

Baker County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Marjorie Laney

Columbia County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Kodi Lavrusky

Deschutes County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Cole LeBlanc

Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Samuel Macklin

Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Vanity Massey

Washington County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Samantha Myers

Deschutes County Sheriff's Office

 

Corrections Officer Kevin Nateras

Washington County Community Corrections

 

Deputy Sheriff Anthony Nelson

Washington County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Alexis Ober

Crook County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Paxton Parazoo

Deschutes County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Huy Phan

Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Kevin Ponce

Malheur County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Robert Reynolds

Harney County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Kyle Richard

Lane County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Dakota Schaumburg

Deschutes County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Jay Schmidt

Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Sarah Stewart

Curry County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Kim Stidum

Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Julee Tappero

Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Brittnee Taylor

Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

 

Corrections Officer Annita Tipton

Washington County Community Corrections

 

Deputy Sheriff Lindsey Ward

Harney 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 Darren Bucich, Fire Chief of McKenzie Fire & Rescue, 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 Fire Policy Committee Meeting Canceled - 10/20/20

For Immediate Release                                        

October 20, 2020

Contact:      Mona Riesterer  
                   (503) 378-2431

Notice of Meeting Cancelation

The Fire Policy Committee meeting scheduled for November 17, 2020 @ 9:00 a.m. has been canceled. The next Fire Policy Committee meeting is scheduled for February 24, 2021 @ 9:00 a.m. For further information, please contact Mona Riesterer at (503) 378-2431.

400th Basic Police Class to Graduate from Oregon Public Safety Academy - 10/13/20

The Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) is pleased to announce the graduation of its 400th 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 400 will graduate during a private ceremony at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem, Oregon on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 1:30 p.m.

Due to the COVID 19 pandemic and the need for social distancing the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training regret that this ceremony will be closed to the public. However, we would like to publicly congratulate Basic Police #BP400 on their successful completion of basic training

Graduating members of BP 400:

Deputy Sheriff Courtney Anderson

Lane County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Leah Boone

Benton County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Andrew Brooks

Lane County Sheriff's Office

 

Police Officer John Brown

Eugene Police Department

 

Police Officer Victoria Buchan

Eugene Police Department

 

Police Officer Katharine Crawford

Springfield Police Department

 

Deputy Sheriff Aubrey DeZarn

Washington County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Courtney Dills

Lane County Sheriff's Office

 

Police Officer Devin Duncan

Hillsboro Police Department

 

Police Officer Oscar Fregoso

Lake Oswego Police Department

 

Police Officer Carrie Garrison

West Linn Police Department

 

Police Officer Adam Gates

Eugene Police Department

 

Police Officer Harley Hai

Corvallis Police Department

 

Police Officer Garret Harpole

Eugene Police Department

 

Deputy Sheriff Jacob James

Washington County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Josie Kringelhede

Washington County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Ryan Maag

Malheur County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Stewart Magorian

Washington County Sheriff's Office

 

Police Officer Katherine McCartney

Eugene Police Department

 

Police Officer McKenzie McClure

Scappoose Police Department

 

Police Officer Brandon Mitchell

Corvallis Police Department

 

Deputy Sheriff Connor Oien

Washington County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Jeremiah Oswald

Washington County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Jacob Patterson

Washington County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Hailey Petit

Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

 

Police Officer John Rimington

West Linn Police Department

 

Police Officer Daniel Roufs

Eugene Police Department

 

Police Officer Dorothy Sagar

Hillsboro Police Department

 

Police Officer Benjamin Schlechter

Bend Police Department

 

Police Officer Brady Schwartz

Hillsboro Police Department

 

Police Officer Randall Tate

Hillsboro Police Department

 

Deputy Sheriff Chord Tozier

Columbia County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Maria Trask

Columbia County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Victor Villalta

Washington County Sheriff's Office

 

Police Officer Seth Wehr

Dallas Police Department

 

Police Officer Timothy White

Seaside Police Department

 

Police Officer Daniel Winters

Gladstone Police Department

 

## 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 Darren Bucich, Chief of McKenzie Fire & Rescue, 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 Private Security/Investigator Policy Committee - Meeting Canceled - 10/13/20

For Immediate Release                                        

October 13, 2020

Contact:    Mona Riesterer  
                 (503) 378-2431

Notice of Meeting Cancelation

The Private Security/Investigator Policy Committee meeting scheduled for November 17, 2020 @ 1:30pm has been canceled. The next Private Security/Investigator Policy Committee meeting is scheduled for February 16, 2021 @ 1:30 pm. For further information, please contact Mona Riesterer at (503) 378-2431.

Board on Public Safety Standards and Training Meeting Scheduled - Agenda October 22, 2020 - 10/02/20

The Board on Public Safety Standards and Training will hold a regular meeting at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 22, 2020 in the Boardroom at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem.  For further information, please contact Theresa Janda at (503) 373-1553 or esa.janda@state.or.us">theresa.janda@state.or.us.

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 Board 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.

The meeting will be live-streamed on the DPSST Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/DPSSTOregon/

 

1.  Introductions

2.   *Minutes

Approve minutes from the July 23, 2020 Meeting.

3.  Fire Policy Committee

     a.  Fire Policy Committee Update – James Oeder, Chair

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

          A.*Travis Ballard DPSST #F28961 (Netarts-Oceanside RFPD)  - Revoke

          Recommended to the Board unanimously by the FPC on August 26, 2020.

         B *Kyle Bryant DPSST #F12984 (Umatilla Fire District #1) - Revoke

         Recommended to the Board unanimously by the FPC on August 26, 2020.

        C. *Stephen Patoine DPSST #F39669 (Douglas County Fire District # 2) – No Action

        Recommended to the Board unanimously by the FPC on August 26, 2020.

        D. *OAR 259-009-0087 Proposed Rule Change – Approve

        Review of Accreditation Agreements

        Recommended to the Board unanimously by the FPC on August 26, 2020.

        E. *OAR 259-009-0059 et al - Proposed Rule Change – Approve

        Fire Service Professional Certification Denial and Revocation Standards and Processes.

        Recommended to the Board unanimously by the FPC on August 26, 2020

        F. *OAR 259-009-0065 - Proposed Rule Change – Approve

        Time extensions for Maintenance Recertification

        Recommended to the Board unanimously by the FPC on August 26, 2020

         G. *Committee Appointments 

  • Richard Cearns; Re-appointment to the FPC; representing the Oregon Fire Instructor Association; 2nd term effective 10/23/20.
  • Kevin Larson; Re-appointment to the FPC; representing the Non-Management Fire Fighters; 2nd term effective 10/23/20.

4.  Criminal Justice Policy Committees

     a. Police Policy Committee Update – John Teague, Chair

     b. Telecommunications Policy Committee Update – Linsay Hale

     c. Corrections Policy Committee Update – Nadine Purington, Chair

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

        A. *John “Nick” Falkenhagen DPSST#53278 (Medford Police Department) – Revoke

        Recommended to the Board unanimously by the PPC on August 20, 2020

        B. *Ryan Fauver DPSST#51694 (Douglas County Sheriff’s Office) – No Action

        Recommended to the Board in a 7/3 vote with 1 abstention by the PPC on August 20, 2020

        C. *Matthew Higgins DPSST#50256 (Medford Police Department) – Take Action

        Recommended to the Board in an 10/1 vote by the PPC on August 20, 2020.

        D. *Charles Huitt DPSST#45375 (Marion County Sheriff’s Office) – No Action

        Recommended to the Board unanimously by the PPC on August 20, 2020

        E. *Jason Maurry DPSST#43487 (Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office) – No Action

        Recommended to the Board  unanimously, with one abstention, by the PPC on August 20, 2020

        F. *Andrew Moyer DPSST#31899 (Columbia County Sheriff’s Office) – Revoke

        Recommended to the Board unanimously by the PPC on August 20, 2020.

        G. *David Sytsma DPSST#50389 (Town of Lakeview Police Department) – No Action

        Recommended to the Board in a 6/5 vote by the PPC on August 20, 2020

        H. *Angela Branford DPSST#49801 (Washington County Sheriff’s Office) – Revoke

        Recommended to the Board unanimously by the CPC on August 11, 2020

        I. *Robert Conklin DPSST#53852 (Harney County Sheriff’s Office) – Revoke

        Recommended to the Board unanimously by the CPC on August 11, 2020..

        J. *Benjamin Daley DPSST#56374 (Department of Corrections Oregon State Correctional Institution) – Revoke

       Recommended to the Board unanimously by the CPC on August 11, 2020

        K. *Justen Roberts DPSST#54117 (Department of Corrections Oregon State Penitentiary) – No Action

        Recommended to the Board unanimously by the CPC on August 11, 2020

        L. *Sergio Verduzco DPSST#42247 (Department of Corrections/Deer Ridge Correctional Institution) – Revoke

        Recommended to the Board unanimously by the CPC on August 11, 2020

        M. *Benjamin West DPSST#60954 (Department of Corrections/Coffee Creek Correctional Facility) – No Action

        Recommended to the Board unanimously by the CPC on August 11, 2020

        N. *Joseph Yeaney DPSST#25561 (Department of Corrections/Columbia River Correctional Institution) – Revoke

        Recommended to the Board in an 8/4 vote by the CPC on August 11, 2020

        O. *Committee Appointments 

  • Kathy McAlpine, replaces Dale Cummins, representing the Oregon Association of Chiefs of Police; Appointment to the PPC; 1st term effective 10/22/20.
  • Alex Gardner; replaces Andy Heider representing Oregon State Police Command Staff; Appointment to the PPC; 1st term effective 10/27/20.
  • Robin Sells; re-appointment to the TPC representing the Oregon Association of Chiefs of Police; 2nd term effective 10/22/20.
  • Matt Dale; re-appointment to the TPC representing the Oregon Fire Chiefs Association EMS Section; 2nd term effective 10/22/20.
  • James Ristoff; replaces Gary Bergerson; representing non-management Corrections Officers; 1st term effective 10/22/20.
  • DaNeshia Barrett; replaces Brian Wolfe on the Public Safety Memorial Fund Board; 1st term effective 10/22/20.

     e. *OAR 259-008-0110 – Proposed Rule Change - Approve.

     Presented by Jennifer Howald:  Relating to House Bill 4203and House Bill 4301, regarding training of Police officers      and reserve officers in the use of physical force that impedes the normal breathing or circulation of blood of another person.

5.  Private Security/Investigator Policy Committee

     a. Private Security Investigator Policy Committee Update – Thomas, Chair

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

       A. *Committee Appointments

  • Richard Valencia; Re-appointment to the PSIPC representing Unarmed Security Providers; 2nd term effective 10/25/20.

        B. *OAR Chapter 259 Division 60 – Proposed Rule Change – Approve

        Updates to the Private Security Provider Moral Fitness and Denial/Revocation Standards.

        Recommended to the Board in a 5/2 vote with 1 abstention by the PSIPC on September 2, 2020.

        C. *OAR 259-060-0500, 259-061-0010, and 259-020-0220 – Proposed Rule Change – Approve

        Overpayment of Amounts Due

        Recommended to the Board in a unanimous vote on September 2, 2020 and recommended to the Board by Director Gabliks on September 8, 2020.

       D. *OAR 259-060-0130 – Proposed Rule Change – Approve

        Adding reference for Event and Entertainment Private Security Professionals.

        Recommended to the Board in a unanimous vote on September 2, 2020.

6.  Administrative

     a. *OAR 259-007-0150 – Proposed Rule Change - Approve

     Presented by Jennifer Howald: Establishing procurement processes for goods and services through Federal programs.

7.  Director's Report - Director Gabliks

8.  Next Meeting Date:  January 28, 2020