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DPSST Executive Committee of the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training MEETING SCHEDULED - 03/25/20

For Immediate Release                                        

March 25, 2020

Contact:                Theresa Janda

Notice of Regular Meeting

The Executive Committee of the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training will hold a regular meeting at 1:00 p.m. on March 31, 2020.  The meeting will be held by Teleconference.   Anyone wishing to join this meeting may do so by calling the contact listed above for teleconference access numbers.  A request for an interpreter for the deaf or hearing impaired should be made before the meeting by calling the contact listed above. 

If you dial-in for the meeting, please mute your phone unless you are addressing the group.  Doing so will enable you to hear the meeting more effectively.

Agenda Items:

1. *Minutes of Executive Committee meeting held December 10, 2019.

2. *Review/Adoption of Temporary Administrative Rules – Chapter 259, Divisons 008, 009, 020, 060 and 061 - Temporary Regulatory Adjustments in Response to COVID-19.

3.  Next Meeting – None currently scheduled

Administrative Announcement

This is a public meeting, subject to the public meeting law and it will be recorded. Deliberation of issues will only be conducted by Executive Committee members unless permitted by the Chair. Individuals who engage in disruptive behavior that impedes official business will be asked to stop being disruptive or leave the meeting. Additional measures may be taken to have disruptive individuals removed if their continued presence poses a safety risk to the other persons in the room or makes it impossible to continue the meeting.

## Background Information on the 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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