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News Release
Officer Brendan Darby, Chief Jim Ferraris, and Officer Darlyn Chester
Officer Brendan Darby, Chief Jim Ferraris, and Officer Darlyn Chester
News Release: Woodburn Police Officers Graduate from Police Academy (Photo) - 11/02/18

Woodburn, OR - Woodburn Police Officers Brendan Darby and Darlyn Chester, sworn in on June 25, 2018 in front of the Woodburn City Council, graduated today from the Oregon Police Academy, Basic Police Class #382 during a ceremony at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) facility in Salem.

Officers Darby and Chester completed 16 weeks of intensive classroom and operational skills training at DPSST. “The academy phase of training gave these recruit officers the fundamental basics of police work. Now begins the fine tuning through further hands-on training necessary so these officers can be successful as police officers in our community,” said WPD Chief Jim Ferraris.

Officer Chester was selected by Class #382 to deliver the graduation address at today’s ceremony. Further, Officer Chester received the Governor Victor G. Atiyeh Outstanding Student Award. Per the DPSST Academy Training website: “The award, named in honor of the former distinguished governor of the state of Oregon, is presented to the outstanding student of each basic class as selected by their fellow students and the academy staff. The student selected must display exceptional professionalism by demonstrating an exemplary attitude and outstanding achievement in leadership, academics, health & fitness and survival skills.”

“We are extremely proud of Officer Chester for her accomplishments and recognition, and the great credit she brings to our department and our community,” said Ferraris.

Officers Darby and Chester will now return to the Department to begin several months of operational field training in Woodburn under the guidance of our field training officers.

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