Seaside Police officers Elise Parkman and Nathan Tappert are among 39 officers statewide to graduate from the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training’s 335th Basic Police Class.
The 16-week class includes dozens of training areas including survival skills, firearms, emergency vehicle operations, ethics, cultural diversity, problem solving, community policing, elder abuse and drug recognition.
The class will graduate at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem at 11 a.m. Friday. A reception will immediately follow the graduation.
Albany Police Chief Mario Lattanzio will be the guest speaker.
The state Department of Public Safety Standards and Training provides training to more than 25,000 students each year through the state at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem.