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Corrections Policy Committee Will Recommend BPSST Revoke 11 Certifications - 02/13/18

The Corrections Policy Committee of the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training (BPSST) held its regularly scheduled quarterly meeting today 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 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 4,500 men and women who serve as corrections and parole and probation officers around the state.

Recap of Corrections Policy Committee Actions -

# # Professional Standards Cases # #

Administrative Closures -- Corrections - 3 officers flagged and will be reviewed if rehired / 2 no additional action needed by BPSST/DPSST.

Audisio, Tyler DPSST # 58186 -- Josephine County Sheriff's Office; Application for Training and Subsequent Certification - Committee recommends Board take NO action to deny certification.

Edison, James DPSST # 38290 -- DOC Powder River Correctional Facility; Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Corrections Certifications - Committee asked for additional information - case held for next meeting.

Gilham, Robert DPSST # 57870 -- Warm Springs Police Department; Application for Training and Subsequent Certification - Committee recommends Board revoke certification for 3 years for gross misconduct and revoke certification for lifetime for dishonesty.

Dan, Peter DPSST # 33705 -- Washington County Community Corrections; Basic and Intermediate Corrections Certifications - Committee recommends Board revoke certification for 5 years for gross misconduct and revoke certification for lifetime for dishonesty.

Pishioneri, Joseph DPSST # 09995 -- Lane County Sheriff's Office; Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Police and Corrections Certifications - Committee recommends Board revoke certification for 10 years for misuse of authority and revoke certification for lifetime for dishonesty.

Rava, Bruce DPSST # 48376 -- Basic and Intermediate Corrections Certifications - Committee recommends Board revoke certification for 10 years for gross misconduct and revoke certification for lifetime for dishonesty.

Severe, Billy DPSST # 51493 -- DOC/Snake River Correctional Institute; Basic Corrections Certification - Committee recommends Board revoke certification for 10 years for gross misconduct and revoke certification for lifetime for dishonesty.

Trono, Robert DPSST # 42442 -- Deschutes County Sheriff's Office; Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, Supervisory and Management Corrections Certifications - Committee recommends Board revoke certification for 10 years for gross misconduct and revoke certification for 10 years for misuse of authority.

Goucher, Steven DPSST # 40781 -- Basic Corrections Certification - Committee recommends Board suspend certification for 3 years for gross misconduct.

Hein, Brenda DPSST # 48399 -- Clackamas County Community Corrections; Basic and Intermediate Corrections Certifications - Committee recommends Board revoke certification for 10 years for gross misconduct and revoke certification for lifetime for dishonesty.

Szabo, Brandon DPSST # 48987 -- Deschutes County Sheriff's Office; Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Corrections Certification - Committee recommends Board revoke certification for lifetime for dishonesty.

Torres, Hector I DPSST # 38280 -- Department of Corrections TRCI; Basic and Intermediate Corrections Certifications - Committee recommends Board revoke certification for 10 years for gross misconduct. revoke certification for 10 years for misuse of authority, and revoke certification for lifetime for dishonesty.

Nungaray, Robert DPSST # 55334 -- DOC-Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution; Basic Corrections Certifications - Committee recommends Board revoke certification for 10 years for gross misconduct and revoke certification for lifetime for dishonesty.


# # Administrative Actions Taken # #


Committee recommends Board adopt Proposed Rule changes for OARS 259-008-0005, 259-008-0020, 259-008-0060, 259-008-0064 and 259-008-0065; Multi-Discipline Certification

Committee recommends Board adopt Proposed Rule Changes for OARs 259-008-0040 and 259-008-0060- Nine Months of Experience Required for Basic Certification

Committee recommends Board adopt Proposed Rule Change for OAR 259-008-0100-Updates to the Retirement Card Program

Committee recommends Board adopt Proposed Rule Adoption for OAR 259 Division 8 Signature Authorities for DPSST Forms


## Snapshot of Oregon's criminal justice work force and DPSST's professional standards activities ##

Currently Certified law enforcement professionals in Oregon as of December 31, 2017:
Police 5,373
Corrections 4,036
Tele/EMD 898/861
P & P 644
OLCC 35

Criminal Justice Professional Standards Cases Opened by DPSST in 2017:
Police 96
Corrections 118
Tele/EMD 023
P & P 011
OLCC 001
Instructor 001

Criminal Justice Professional Standards Cases Pending with DPSST as of December 31, 2017:
Police 68
Corrections 84
Tele/EMD 09
P & P 05
OLCC 02
Instructor 00

Criminal Justice Professional Standards Cases Closed by DPSST in 2017:
Revoked 75
Deny 00
No Revoke 05
No Deny 22
No Action 134
Suspended 01

The next meeting of the Board is scheduled for April 26, 2018. Board, and Policy Committee, meeting minutes can be found online at http://www.oregon.gov/DPSST/BD/pages/index.aspx


# 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 40,000 public safety professionals and establishes minimum standards for the training and certification of city, county and state law enforcement officers, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, fire service personnel, telecommunicators, emergency medical dispatchers and private security/private investigator providers, and makes determinations on waiver requests. The Board is supported by six policy committees and a number of sub-committees representing the public safety disciplines, which provide technical expertise and serve as vital links to public safety organizations. The Board operates in close partnership with the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST).

The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) implements minimum standards established by the Board for training and certification of city, county, tribal 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 20,000 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. Eriks Gabliks serves as the Director of DPSST.

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