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9-1-1 Operators to Graduate from Oregon Public Safety Academy / DPSST - 11/07/19

The Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) is pleased to announce the graduation of its 116th 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 #BT116 Graduation will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 15, 2019, at the Oregon Public Safety Academy, 4190 Aumsville Hwy SE, Salem, Oregon. Telephone: 503-378-2100.  The guest speaker is 9-1-1 Operations Manager, Marcela Haack, of the City of Grants Pass.  DPSST would like to invite you to join us in observing the ceremony and congratulating Basic Telecommunications #BT116 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 #116:

 

Dispatcher Sarah Baley

Lincoln City Police Department

 

Dispatcher Autumn Barnes

Frontier Regional 9-1-1

 

Dispatcher Samantha Dee

Oregon State Police

 

Dispatcher Maycie Dibble

North Bend Police Department

 

Dispatcher Meredith Gegner

Grants Pass Dept of Public Safety

 

Dispatcher Kimberli Goff

Willamette Valley Communications Center

 

Dispatcher Gina Gray

North Bend Police Department

 

Dispatcher Katelyn Gwin

Grants Pass Dept of Public Safety

 

Dispatcher Rachael Haller

Umatilla County Sheriff's Office

 

Dispatcher Amanda Harker-Owens

Prineville Police Department

 

Dispatcher Nikki Hepworth

Prineville Police Department

 

Dispatcher Taylor Hodson

Central Lane Communications Center

 

Dispatcher Amanda Iles

Coos Bay Police Department

 

Dispatcher Devinity Johnson

Willamette Valley Communications Center

 

Dispatcher Brittany Kleiven

Linn County Sheriff's Office

 

Dispatcher Katelynn Masters

Grants Pass Dept of Public Safety

 

Dispatcher Nomarie Miro

W.C.C.C.A.

 

Dispatcher Amy Myers

Josephine County Sheriff's Office

 

Dispatcher Kylie Norton

Willamette Valley Communications Center

 

Dispatcher Benjamin Peters

W.C.C.C.A.

 

Dispatcher April Potter

Douglas County Sheriff's Office

 

Dispatcher Angel Ray

Florence Police Department

 

Dispatcher Shannon Ross

W.C.C.C.A.

 

Communications Specialist Yosajandy Salgado

Central Lane Communications Center

 

Dispatcher Amber Sullivan

Central Lane Communications Center

 

Dispatcher Steven Susbauer

W.C.C.C.A.

 

Dispatcher Melissa Unrau

Albany Police Department

 

Supervisor Angie Vose

Oregon State Police

 

## 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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