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9-1-1 Operators to Graduate from Oregon Public Safety Academy / DPSST - 08/07/19

The Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) is pleased to announce the graduation of its 115th Basic Telecommunications Class.

The three-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 #BT115 Graduation will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 16, 2019, at the Oregon Public Safety Academy, 4190 Aumsville Hwy SE, Salem, Oregon. Telephone: 503-378-2100.  The guest speaker is Director Sara Crosswhite, of Deschutes County 9-1-1.   DPSST would like to invite you to join us in observing the ceremony and congratulating Basic Telecommunications #BT115 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 #115

Dispatcher Timothy Allen

Oregon State Police

 

Dispatcher Magali Barber

Clackamas County Communications

 

Dispatcher Dixie Beach

Florence Police Department

 

Dispatcher Krystal Bolduc

Curry County Sheriff's Office

 

Dispatcher Nicole Burnham

Clackamas County Communications

 

Dispatcher Travis Carr

Morrow County Sheriff's Office

 

Dispatcher Leah Day

Baker County Sheriff's Office

 

Dispatcher Alexa Gardner

Central Lane Communications Center

 

Dispatcher Liesel Grolbert

Clackamas County Communications

 

Dispatcher Vivian Hansen

Florence Police Department

 

Dispatcher Tatianna Hill

Grants Pass Dept of Public Safety

 

Dispatcher Patrick Holmes

Emergency Communications of Southern Oregon

 

Civilian Employee Stephanie Howard

Oregon State University DPS

 

Dispatcher Jaime Johnson

Deschutes County 9-1-1

 

Dispatcher Margherita Kaechele

LaGrande Police Department

 

Dispatcher Crystal Laris-Villalpando

Willamette Valley Communications Center

 

Dispatcher Karsten Lockwood

Willamette Valley Communications Center

 

Dispatcher Cameron McMillen

Oregon State Police

 

Dispatcher Jonathon Morrison

Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fisheries

 

Dispatcher Rita Ochoa

Lane County Sheriff's Office

 

Dispatcher Cierra Salinas

Curry County Sheriff's Office

 

Dispatcher Tiffany Stamp

Emergency Communications of Southern Oregon

 

Dispatcher Andrew Stockbridge

Willamette Valley Communications Center

 

Dispatcher Michael Sweeney

Deschutes County 9-1-1

 

## 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 Patricia Patrick-Joling, public member, 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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