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The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) is the home of the Oregon Public Safety Academy. The agency began in 1961 as the Board on Police Standards and Training and, in 1991, expanded to encompass other public safety disciplines and become the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training. In 1997, the agency became the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training.
Our mission is to promote excellence in public safety by delivering quality training and developing professional standards for police, fire, corrections, parole and probation, and telecommunications personnel. We also license private security providers and private investigators in Oregon.
DPSST regulates and licenses polygraph examiners, determines sheriff candidates’ eligibility to run for office, and provides staffing for the Public Safety Memorial Fund. The department provides resources and certification programs that public safety officers and local public safety organizations need to maintain the highest professional standards and most effective services for Oregon’s communities and citizens. These programs are based at the 235-acre academy and extend across the state through a network of regional training coordinators.
The agency serves more than 35,000 public safety constituents across the state. DPSST is mostly funded by criminal fines and assessments and employs 146 full-time and more than 300 part-time employees.
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Mailing Address: 4190 Aumsville Hwy. SE, Salem 97317
General Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Eriks Gabliks, Director
Administrative Rules Coordinator Email: Jennifer Howald
Records Officer Email: Marilyn Lorance
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