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New Members Appointed to the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training - 02/14/18

Doug Marteeny and Darren Bucich have been approved as new members of the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training (BPSST or Board).

Linn County District Attorney, Doug Marteeny, was approved by Governor Brown and the Senate to represent the Oregon District Attorney's Association on the Board, effective 2/14/18. In this first term, he will serve two and a half years remaining, in the position previously occupied by former Crook County District Attorney Daina Vitolins, now appointed to Oregon's 22nd Judicial District Circuit Court.

McKenzie Fire & Rescue Fire Chief, Darren Bucich, was approved by Governor Brown and the Senate to represent the Oregon Fire Chief's Association on the Board, effective 2/14/18. In this first term, he will serve two and a half years remaining, in the position previously occupied by former Douglas County Fire District #2 Fire Chief, Greg Marlar (Retired).

The Board consists of 24 members representing Oregon's public and private safety professionals, and includes a representative from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and a private citizen. All members are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the State Senate.

The Board is responsible for the establishment of minimum standards for the training and certification and for making determinations regarding the denial, suspension or revocation of public and private safety certifications and licenses for Oregon's 42,000 police officers, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, fire service personnel, telecommunicators, emergency medical dispatchers, regulatory specialists of the Oregon Liquor Control Commission, private security providers, private investigator and polygraph examiners.

The Board is supported by five policy committees and a number of sub-committees representing the public and private safety disciplines, which provide technical expertise and serve as vital links to public safety organizations. The current Board Chair is Sheriff Jason Myers of the Marion County Sheriff's Office.

The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) is responsible for the implementation of the standards established by the Board for training and certification. DPSST provides training to more than 20,000 students each year throughout Oregon and at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem; certifies or licenses qualified individuals at various levels from basic through executive and certifies qualified instructors. Eriks Gabliks serves as the Director of DPSST.

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