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9-1-1 Operators to Graduate from Oregon Public Safety Academy / DPSST - 02/11/19

The Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) is pleased to announce the graduation of its 113th 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 #BT113 Graduation will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 15, 2019, at the Oregon Public Safety Academy, 4190 Aumsville Hwy SE, Salem, Oregon. Telephone: 503-378-2100.  The guest speaker is Captain Kathy Lieuallen of Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office.   DPSST would like to invite you to join us in observing the ceremony and congratulating Basic Telecommunications #BT113 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 #113

 

Dispatcher Krysta Byers        

Yamhill Communications

 

Dispatcher Connor Cavasher 

Bureau of Emergency Communications

 

Dispatcher Autumn Clemmons          

Bureau of Emergency Communications

 

Dispatcher Jessica Daniel      

Central Lane Communications Center

 

Dispatcher Crystal Domke-Grimm    

Bureau of Emergency Communications

 

Dispatcher Kara Garcia         

Yamhill Communications

 

Dispatcher Tiffany Geringer  

Bureau of Emergency Communications

 

Dispatcher Katelyn Grissom  

Grants Pass Dept of Public Safety

 

Dispatcher Hayley Hardwick

Willamette Valley Communications Center

 

Telecommunicator Jessica Howard  

Umatilla County Sheriff's Office

 

Dispatcher Cherrie Hutchison

Umatilla County Sheriff's Office

 

Dispatcher Jody Kister          

Central Lane Communications Center

 

Dispatcher John Lucero         

Malheur County Sheriff's Office

 

Dispatcher William McAlister           

Deschutes County 9-1-1

 

Dispatcher Caitlin Ryan        

Bureau of Emergency Communications

 

Dispatcher Victoria Spino     

Warm Springs Police Department

 

Dispatcher Ceaira Standish   

Deschutes County 9-1-1

 

Dispatcher Rachel Stout        

Bureau of Emergency Communications

 

Dispatcher Jennifer Stringer  

Grants Pass Dept of Public Safety

 

## 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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