Eric Dotson was promoted to deputy sheriff in March after nearly six years working for Clatsop County’s Corrections Division.

The Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training graduates Dotson from its 389th Basic Police Class on Friday.

The class is 16 weeks long and the training includes survival skills, firearms, emergency vehicle operations, ethics, cultural diversity, problem-solving, community policing, elder abuse, drug recognition and dozens of other subjects.

The graduation will be at 11 a.m. at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.