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DPSST Telecommunications Policy Committee Meeting Scheduled 11-1-23 - 09/29/23

TELECOMMUNICATIONS POLICY COMMITTEE

MEETING SCHEDULED

 

Notice of Regular Meeting

The Telecommunications Policy Committee of the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training will hold a regular meeting on November 1, 2023, at 9:00 a.m. in the Governor Victor G. Atiyeh Boardroom at the Oregon Public Safety Academy located at 4190 Aumsville Hwy SE, Salem, Oregon. For further information, please contact Shelby Wright at (503) 378-2191.

The Telecommunications Policy Committee meeting will be live streamed on the DPSST Facebook page

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

Agenda Items

1. Introductions

2. *Approve March 16, 2023, Meeting Minutes

3. *Administrative Closures (The following items to be ratified by one vote)

      Presented by Melissa Lang-Bacho

a. Renee Elizabeth Heidy; DPSST No. 43198

    Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Telecommunicator; Basic Emergency Medical Dispatcher; and Instructor Certifications

b. Teonna Johnson; DPSST No. 56804

    Basic Telecommunicator and Emergency Medical Dispatcher Certifications

4. *Applicant Review Committee Member Nominations

      Presented by Chris Brodniak

5. Program Manager Updates

6. Agency Updates

7. Next Telecommunications Policy Committee Meeting: February 7, 2024, 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.

Board on Public Safety Standards and Training Meeting Scheduled 10-26-23 - 09/25/23

BOARD ON PUBLIC SAFETY STANDARDS AND TRAINING

MEETING SCHEDULED

 

Notice of Regular Meeting

The Board on Public Safety Standards and Training will hold a regular meeting at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 26, 2023, in the Governor Victor G. Atiyeh Boardroom at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training located at 4190 Aumsville Hwy SE, Salem, Oregon. For further information, please contact Shelby Wright at (503) 378-2191 or shelby.wright@dpsst.oregon.gov.

 

The meeting will be live-streamed on the DPSST Facebook page:

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

Agenda Items:

1. Introductions

2. *Meeting Minutes

     Approve minutes from the July 27, 2023, Meeting

3. Fire Policy Committee

a. Fire Policy Committee Update – Brian Henson, Deputy Director

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

A. *Dakota Brotherton, DPSST #42387; Junction City Fire Department – Revoke

Unanimous vote to recommend to the Board by the FPC on August 23, 2023.

B. *Scott Durocher, DPSST #42128; Lakeview Fire Department – Revoke

Unanimous vote to recommend to the Board by the FPC on August 23, 2023.

C. *Andrew Lawrie, DPSST #42329; Cannon Beach Rural Fire Protection District – Revoke

Unanimous vote to recommend to the Board by the FPC on August 23, 2023.

4. Criminal Justice Policy Committees

a. Police Policy Committee Update – Scotty Nowning, Chair

b. Telecommunications Policy Committee Update – Michael Fletcher, Chair

c. Corrections Policy Committee Update – Matthew English, Chair

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

A. *Kodie Carroll, DPSST No. 64023; Jackson County Sheriff’s Office – Revoke

Unanimous vote to recommend to the Board by the CPC on August 8, 2023.

B. *Steven Larsen, DPSST No. 49075; Morrow County Sheriff’s Office – No Action

Unanimous vote to recommend to the Board by the PPC on August 17, 2023.

C. *Troy Page, DPSST No. 58639; Linn County Sheriff’s Office – Revoke

Unanimous vote with 1 (one) recusal, to recommend to the Board by the CPC on August 8, 2023.

D. *Peter Robinson, DPSST No. 48227; Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office– No Action

Unanimous vote to recommend to the Board by the PPC on August 17, 2023.

E. *Maria Sanchez, DPSST No. 26550; DOC/Coffee Creek Correctional Facility – Revoke

7 (seven) to 3 (three) vote to recommend to the Board by the CPC on August 8, 2023.

F. *Aaron Smith, DPSST No. 44175; McMinnville Police Department – Revoke

Unanimous vote to recommend to the Board by the PPC on August 17, 2023.

G. *Dennis Viereck, DPSST No. 36201; Scappoose Police Department – Revoke

Unanimous vote to recommend to the Board by the PPC on August 17, 2023.

H. *Proposed Rule Changes for Oregon Administrative Rule (OAR) 259-008-0085

   Unanimous vote to recommend to the Board by the PPC on August 17, 2023.

I. *Law Enforcement Memorial Wall Nomination; Joseph W. Johnson, DPSST No. 48952 - Nyssa Police Department

Determine eligibility for addition to Oregon’s Law Enforcement Memorial Wall

5. Private Security/Investigator Policy Committee

a. Private Security Investigator Policy Committee Update – Chris Brodniak, Professional Standards Division Director

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

A. *Proposed Rule Changes for Oregon Administrative Rule (OAR) 259-060-0025, 259-060-0060, and 259-060-0136

Unanimous vote to recommend to the Board by the PSIPC on August 15, 2023.

B. *Proposed Rule Changes for Oregon Administrative Rule (OAR) 259-061-0005 and 259-061-0240

Unanimous vote to recommend to the Board by the PSIPC on August 15, 2023.

c. *Proposed Rule Changes for Oregon Administrative Rule (OAR) Chapter 259 Division

             Unanimous vote to recommend to the Board by the PSIPC on August 15, 2023.

             Presented by Jennifer Howald

8. Agency Updates - Agency Director, Phil Castle

9. Next Meeting Date: January 25, 2023, 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 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.

DPSST Moral Fitness Workgroup Meeting Scheduled 9-25-23 - 09/13/23

MORAL FITNESS WORKGROUP

MEETING SCHEDULED

 

Notice of Scheduled Meeting

The DPSST Moral Fitness Workgroup will meet at 1:00 p.m. on September 25, 2023, in the Victor G. Atiyeh Boardroom at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training located at 4190 Aumsville Hwy SE, Salem, Oregon. For further information, please contact Marsha Morin at 503-378-2155.

Streamed Live on Facebook @

https://www.facebook.com/DPSSTOregon

1.      Introductions

2.      Overview of Moral Fitness Standards and Processes

         Presented Marsha Morin

3.      Workgroup Responsibilities/Expectations

         Presented by Marsha Morin

4.     Overview of Discussion Topics for Future Meetings

5.      Next Workgroup Meeting:  TBD

 

Administrative Announcement

This is a public meeting, subject to public meeting law, and it will be digitally recorded.

The Law Enforcement Medal of Honor is awarded to officers who distinguish themselves by gallantry and fortitude at the risk of their life above and beyond the call of duty.
The Law Enforcement Medal of Honor is awarded to officers who distinguish themselves by gallantry and fortitude at the risk of their life above and beyond the call of duty.
Marion County Sheriff's Deputy Awarded Law Enforcement Medal of Honor (Photos) (Photo) - 09/13/23

SALEM, Ore. — The Governor’s Commission on the Law Enforcement Medal of Honor has recognized Deputy Sheriff Tyler Morrow of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office for bravely risking his life in the line of duty.

Deputy Morrow received the award because of his selfless and heroic actions during a Marion County Sheriff’s Office Interagency SWAT event on April 25, 2022. On that day, a wanted fugitive was spotted by a deputy U.S. Marshall at a truck stop in Aurora. The suspect barricaded himself in a vehicle for several hours before emerging and opening fire, seriously wounding a Woodburn Police officer. Deputy Morrow courageously took action to assist the wounded officer, returning gunfire before moving the wounded officer to a safe location. SWAT Team medics provided emergency first aid to the officer, who made a full recovery before returning to duty just two months later.

The medal was presented by Oregon State Police Superintendent Casey Codding on behalf of Oregon Governor Tina Kotek during a ceremony held Monday, Aug. 28 at the Oregon Public Safety Academy.

The Law Enforcement Medal of Honor, the highest honor bestowed upon members of the law enforcement community of Oregon, was established in 2005 to award exceptionally honorably and meritorious conduct. It is awarded to officers who distinguish themselves by gallantry and fortitude at the risk of their life above and beyond the call of duty. Deputy Sheriff Morrow is the second-ever recipient of the Medal of Honor.

Candidates for the medal must have displayed an act of bravery or self-sacrifice so conspicuous as to clearly distinguish the individual above their comrades. The conduct must have occurred while acting in an official capacity and performing a law enforcement function and occurred on or after January 1, 2006.

In 2011, the Law Enforcement Medal of Ultimate Sacrifice was added to honor law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.  The candidate must have died while performing duties as a law enforcement officer or been killed because of employment as a law enforcement officer on or after January 1, 2011.

Qualification for each candidate nomination is reviewed by the Governor’s Commission on the Law Enforcement Medal of Honor. All candidates’ nominations must be law enforcement as defined by ORS 181A.355 and have met additional qualifications for each medal.

The Commission may consider a candidate based on submission of an application, the request of a Commission member, or a referral from the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training.


Recipients of the Law Enforcement Medal of Honor:

August 28, 2023 – Deputy Tyler Morrow, Marion County Sheriff’s Office, 

October 25, 2013 – Sergeant David Peterson, Benton County Sheriff's Office


Recipients of the Law Enforcement Ultimate Sacrifice (past decade):

2023 – Reserve Corporal Joseph Johnson, Nyssa Police Department

2021 – Sergeant John Burright, Oregon State Police

2021 – Deputy Stanley Burdic, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office

2018 – Officer Malcus Williams, Ashland Police Department

2016 – Sergeant Jason Goodding, Seaside Polic Department

2015 – Deputy Gil Datan, Coos County Sheriff’s Office

2013 – Reserve Officer Robert Libke, Oregon City Police Department

 

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Attached Media Files: The Law Enforcement Medal of Honor is awarded to officers who distinguish themselves by gallantry and fortitude at the risk of their life above and beyond the call of duty. , The Law Enforcement Medal of Honor is awarded to officers who distinguish themselves by gallantry and fortitude at the risk of their life above and beyond the call of duty. , Deputy Sheriff Tyler Morrow, center, of the Marion County Sheriff's Office, poses with Marion County Sheriff Nick Hunter, left, and Oregon State Police Superintendent Casey Codding, right, during a ceremony held at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem on Aug. 28, 2023. Deputy Morrow was awarded a Law Enforcement Medal of Honor for heroic actions undertaken on April 25, 2022. , Deputy Sheriff Tyler Morrow, center, of the Marion County Sheriff's Office, poses with Marion County Sheriff Nick Hunter, left, and Oregon State Police Superintendent Casey Codding, right, during a ceremony held at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem on Aug. 28, 2023. Deputy Morrow was awarded a Law Enforcement Medal of Honor for heroic actions undertaken on April 25, 2022. , Deputy Sheriff Tyler Morrow of the Marion County Sheriff's Office holds the Law Enforcement Medal of Honor during a ceremony held at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem on Aug. 28, 2023. , Deputy Sheriff Tyler Morrow, left, of the Marion County Sheriff's Office, accepts the Law Enforcement Medal of Honor from Oregon State Police Superintendent Casey Codding in a ceremony held at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem on Aug. 28, 2023. Superintendent Codding presented the medal on behalf of Oregon Governor Tina Kotek.
DPSST Applicant Review Committee Meeting Scheduled 9-27-23 - 09/13/23

APPLICANT REVIEW COMMITTEE

MEETING SCHEDULED

 

Notice of Regular Meeting

The Applicant Review Committee of the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training will hold a regular meeting at 10:00 a.m. on September 27, 2023, at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training located at 4190 Aumsville Hwy SE, Salem, Oregon. For further information, please contact Shelby Wright at (503) 378-2191.

The Applicant Review Committee meeting will be live streamed on the DPSST Facebook page @

https://www.facebook.com/DPSSTOregon

 

Agenda Items:

1. Introductions

2. *Approve August 23, 2023, Meeting Minutes

3. *Adam Hobbs, DPSST No. 64477; Lebanon Police Department

    Presented by Cindy Park

4. *Jacob McKie, DPSST No. 63484; DOC/Snake River Correctional Institution

    Presented by Cindy Park

5. *George Smith, DPSST No. 64083; DOC/Oregon State Correctional Institution

    Presented by Cindy Park

6. Inquiry Closure Memos – Information Only

    Presented by Cindy Park

7. Next Applicant Review Committee Meeting – October 25, 2023, 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 Applicant Review 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.

The Law Enforcement Medal of Honor is awarded to officers who distinguish themselves by gallantry and fortitude at the risk of their life above and beyond the call of duty.
The Law Enforcement Medal of Honor is awarded to officers who distinguish themselves by gallantry and fortitude at the risk of their life above and beyond the call of duty.
Marion County Sheriff's Deputy Awarded Law Enforcement Medal of Honor (Photos) (Photo) - 09/13/23

SALEM, Ore. — The Governor’s Commission on the Law Enforcement Medal of Honor has recognized Deputy Sheriff Tyler Morrow of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office for bravely risking his life in the line of duty.

Deputy Morrow received the award because of his selfless and heroic actions during a Marion County Sheriff’s Office Interagency SWAT event on April 25, 2022. On that day, a wanted fugitive was spotted by a deputy U.S. Marshall at a truck stop in Aurora. The suspect barricaded himself in a vehicle for several hours before emerging and opening fire, seriously wounding a Woodburn Police officer. Deputy Morrow courageously took action to assist the wounded officer, returning gunfire before moving the wounded officer to a safe location. SWAT Team medics provided emergency first aid to the officer, who made a full recovery before returning to duty just two months later.

The medal was presented by Oregon State Police Superintendent Casey Codding on behalf of Oregon Governor Tina Kotek during a ceremony held Monday, Aug. 28 at the Oregon Public Safety Academy.

The Law Enforcement Medal of Honor, the highest honor bestowed upon members of the law enforcement community of Oregon, was established in 2005 to award exceptionally honorably and meritorious conduct. It is awarded to officers who distinguish themselves by gallantry and fortitude at the risk of their life above and beyond the call of duty. Deputy Sheriff Morrow is the second-ever recipient of the Medal of Honor.

Candidates for the medal must have displayed an act of bravery or self-sacrifice so conspicuous as to clearly distinguish the individual above their comrades. The conduct must have occurred while acting in an official capacity and performing a law enforcement function and occurred on or after January 1, 2006.

In 2011, the Law Enforcement Medal of Ultimate Sacrifice was added to honor law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.  The candidate must have died while performing duties as a law enforcement officer or been killed because of employment as a law enforcement officer on or after January 1, 2011.

Qualification for each candidate nomination is reviewed by the Governor’s Commission on the Law Enforcement Medal of Honor. All candidates’ nominations must be law enforcement as defined by ORS 181A.355 and have met additional qualifications for each medal.

The Commission may consider a candidate based on submission of an application, the request of a Commission member, or a referral from the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training.


Recipients of the Law Enforcement Medal of Honor:

August 28, 2023 – Deputy Tyler Morrow, Marion County Sheriff’s Office, 

October 25, 2013 – Sergeant David Peterson, Benton County Sheriff's Office


Recipients of the Law Enforcement Ultimate Sacrifice (past decade):

2023 – Reserve Corporal Joseph Johnson, Nyssa Police Department

2021 – Sergeant John Burright, Oregon State Police

2021 – Deputy Stanley Burdic, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office

2018 – Officer Malcus Williams, Ashland Police Department

2016 – Sergeant Jason Goodding, Seaside Polic Department

2015 – Deputy Gil Datan, Coos County Sheriff’s Office

2013 – Reserve Officer Robert Libke, Oregon City Police Department

 

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Attached Media Files: The Law Enforcement Medal of Honor is awarded to officers who distinguish themselves by gallantry and fortitude at the risk of their life above and beyond the call of duty. , The Law Enforcement Medal of Honor is awarded to officers who distinguish themselves by gallantry and fortitude at the risk of their life above and beyond the call of duty. , Deputy Sheriff Tyler Morrow, center, of the Marion County Sheriff's Office, poses with Marion County Sheriff Nick Hunter, left, and Oregon State Police Superintendent Casey Codding, right, during a ceremony held at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem on Aug. 28, 2023. Deputy Morrow was awarded a Law Enforcement Medal of Honor for heroic actions undertaken on April 25, 2022. , Deputy Sheriff Tyler Morrow, center, of the Marion County Sheriff's Office, poses with Marion County Sheriff Nick Hunter, left, and Oregon State Police Superintendent Casey Codding, right, during a ceremony held at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem on Aug. 28, 2023. Deputy Morrow was awarded a Law Enforcement Medal of Honor for heroic actions undertaken on April 25, 2022. , Deputy Sheriff Tyler Morrow of the Marion County Sheriff's Office holds the Law Enforcement Medal of Honor during a ceremony held at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem on Aug. 28, 2023. , Deputy Sheriff Tyler Morrow, left, of the Marion County Sheriff's Office, accepts the Law Enforcement Medal of Honor from Oregon State Police Superintendent Casey Codding in a ceremony held at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem on Aug. 28, 2023. Superintendent Codding presented the medal on behalf of Oregon Governor Tina Kotek.
Field Training Officer (FTO) Certification Workgroup Meeting Scheduled 9-20-23 - 09/12/23

FIELD TRAINING OFFICER (FTO)

CERTIFICATION WORKGROUP

MEETING SCHEDULED

 

Notice of Scheduled Meeting

The DPSST FTO Certification Workgroup will meet at 9:00 a.m. on September 20, 2023, in the Victor G. Atiyeh Boardroom at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training located at 4190 Aumsville Hwy SE, Salem, Oregon. For further information, please contact Marsha Morin at 503-378-2155.

Streamed Live on Facebook @

https://www.facebook.com/DPSSTOregon

 

1.      Introductions

2.      Review FTO Training Development Workgroup Decisions and Recommendations

         Presented by Jim de Sully and Marsha Morin

3.      Initial Certification and Renewal Process Discussion

         Presented by Marsha Morin

4.     Certification Compliance Discussion

         Presented by Marsha Morin

5.      FTO Certification Program Implementation

         Presented by Marsha Morin

6.      Fiscal Impact Considerations

         Presented by Marsha Morin

7.      Administration of Field Training

8.      Next Workgroup Meeting:  TBD

 

Administrative Announcement

This is a public meeting, subject to public meeting law, and it will be digitally recorded.

Public Safety Memorial Fund Board Meeting Scheduled 9-22-23 - 09/11/23

PUBLIC SAFETY MEMORIAL FUND BOARD

MEETING SCHEDULED

 

Notice of Special Meeting

The Public Safety Memorial Fund Board will hold a special meeting on September 22, 2023, at 9:00 a.m. at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training located at 4190 Aumsville Hwy SE, Salem. For further information, please contact Shelby Wright at (503) 378-2191.

 

Agenda Items

1. Introductions

4. *Kenneth Wilson (DPSST #23496); Talent Police Department; Reconsideration of Initial Benefit Application

    Presented by Suzy Herring

7. Next meeting – October 26, 2023, directly following the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training meeting at 9:00 a.m.

 

Administrative Announcement

This is a public meeting, subject to the public meeting law and it will be recorded. 

The Oregon Public Safety Academy hosts a permanent 9/11 Memorial that includes multiple artifacts from the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, as well as artwork and a video tribute to first responders and victims.
The Oregon Public Safety Academy hosts a permanent 9/11 Memorial that includes multiple artifacts from the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, as well as artwork and a video tribute to first responders and victims.
Public Invited to Visit 9/11 Memorial at the Oregon Public Safety Academy (Photo) - 09/06/23

On Monday, Sept. 11, the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) invites the public to visit the 9/11 Memorial at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem. 

The Academy hosts a permanent display of artifacts from the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks that claimed the lives of nearly 3,000 people, including more than 400 firefighters and law enforcement officers. In addition to the lives lost in the immediate aftermath of the attacks, hundreds of first responders have died due to illnesses contracted while engaged in rescue and recovery efforts at Ground Zero.

Guests are welcome to view the memorial to honor the victims and all whose lives were impacted by the attacks, including the firefighters, police officers and rescue workers whose heroism prevented further loss of life. The gates of the Academy, located at 4190 Aumsville Hwy. SE in Salem, will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. for drop-in viewing. The memorial is located in the lobby of the Academy; guests should follow the signs for the main entrance.

Artifacts included at the 9/11 Memorial include:

  • A floor beam from either 5 or 6 World Trade Center, both of which sustained heavy damage in the September 11 attacks as the towers fell. 
  • A section from the base of 1 World Trade Center, also known as the North Tower.
  • A strap used to support mechanical systems in the towers
  • A smaller floor beam from above the 50th floor of one of the Twin Towers
  • A piece of aluminum used in the outer “skin” of one of the towers
  • A piece of limestone fascia from the outer wall of the Pentagon, taken from near where the aircraft impacted the building

The artifacts are accompanied by a video tribute to the first responders and victims, and a painting by artist Ricardo Salazar, “Memoriam,” which depicts the attacks on the World Trade Center.

“We welcome the public to join us in upholding the memory and honoring the firefighters, police officers and other first responders who gave their lives on September 11,” said DPSST Director Phil Castle. “We will never forget the heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice on that tragic day in America’s history, as well as those who have succumbed to illness in the years since.”

In addition to the 9/11 Memorial, the Oregon Public Safety Academy campus is home to memorials honoring the state’s fallen first responders. The Oregon Law Enforcement Memorial honors more than 190 officers who have died in the line of duty since the 1860’s, and the Oregon Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial honors more than 170 fire service personnel who have died in the line of duty since 1881. Memorial ceremonies are held annually to honor the officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty.

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About DPSST
The mission of the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) is to cultivate excellence in public safety by developing and delivering training and upholding established professional standards. DPSST certifies and licenses police, corrections, and parole and probation officers, as well as regulatory specialists, emergency telecommunicators and medical dispatchers, criminal justice instructors, private security providers, private investigators, fire service professionals and polygraph examiners in the State of Oregon.  DPSST works with public and private safety agencies around the state to provide basic, leadership and specialized training at the 237-acre Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem and regionally throughout the state.