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9-1-1 Professionals to Graduate from Oregon Public Safety Academy - 11/06/18

The Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) is pleased to announce the graduation of its 111th 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 #111 Graduation will be held at 1:00 pm on Friday, November 9, 2018, at the Oregon Public Safety Academy, 4190 Aumsville Hwy SE, Salem, Oregon. Telephone: 503-378-2100.  The guest speaker is Director Cheryl Bledsoe of Clackamas County 9-1-1.

DPSST would like to invite you to join us in observing the ceremony and congratulating Basic Telecommunications #111 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 #111

Dispatcher Rebecca Baier - Newberg-Dundee Police Department

Dispatcher Brooke Bardwell - Central Lane Communications Center

Dispatcher Bret Bridges - Wallowa County Sheriff's Office

Dispatcher Brent Brosnan - Morrow County Sheriff's Office

Dispatcher Charlotte Clements - Malheur County Sheriff's Office

Dispatcher Maya Crawford - Clackamas County Communications

Dispatcher Caitlin Dollar - Oregon State Police

Dispatcher Becky Erbes - Cottage Grove Police Department

Dispatcher Kathleen Evans - Portland State University DPS

Dispatcher Tianna Goo - Springfield Police Department

Dispatcher Darian Hanneson - Lane County Sheriff's Office

Dispatcher Ronald Henson - Clackamas County Communications

Dispatcher Meredith Hertzler - Corvallis Police Department

Dispatcher Fawn Johnson - Clackamas County Communications

Dispatcher Kaitlin Kennedy - Morrow County Sheriff's Office

Dispatcher Amanda Madesh - Corvallis Police Department

Dispatcher Nancy Martin-Kenady - Willamette Valley Communications Center

Dispatcher Sarah McGloghlon - Clackamas County Communications

Dispatcher Axyl McGoff - Oregon State Police

Dispatcher Ryan Palmer - John Day Police Department

Dispatcher Elise Parkman - Seaside Police Department

Dispatcher Kirsti Pizzuto - Central Lane Communications Center

Telecommunicator Kimberly Ramsey - Frontier Regional 9-1-1

9-1-1 Manager Joanie Rote - Klamath 9-1-1 Communications District

Dispatcher Daniel Ruiz - Willamette Valley Communications Center

Dispatcher Victor Shulga - Clackamas County Communications

Dispatcher Anita Vermilya - Portland State University DPS

Dispatcher Tabitha Voisine - Linn County Sheriff's Office

Dispatcher Nicole Warnke - Willamette Valley Communications Center

Dispatcher Shelby Williams - Hood River 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 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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