SALEM - The Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) is pleased to announce the graduation of its 329th Basic Police Class.

The Basic Police Class is 16-weeks in length and includes dozens of training areas including survival skills, firearms, emergency vehicle operations, ethics, cultural diversity, problem solving, elder abuse, drug recognition, and many other subjects. Chief Mike Reese of the Portland Police Bureau will be the guest speaker for this special event.

Date: April 20

Where: Oregon Public Safety Academy - 4190 Aumsville Hwy SE, Salem

Time: 11:00 a.m. - Reception following ceremony

All family and friends of students, supervisors, department heads and city and county officials are welcome to attend.

Any questions please call Kristy Witherell at DPSST (503) 378-2386 or e-mail her at kristy.witherell@state.or.us

Basic Police 329 Roster

Deputy Zachary Baisley

Washington County Sheriff's Office

Officer Matthew Brady

Vernonia Police Department

Officer Derald Burns

Portland Police Bureau

Officer Clare Burnum

Milwaukie Police Department

Officer Andrew Christoson

Corvallis Police Department

Deputy Scott Cutler

Washington County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Kevin Doriss

Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

Officer Devon Edwards

Cannon Beach Police Department

Officer Rachell Faber

Pilot Rock Police Department

Officer Jacob Ferrer

Hood River Police Department

Deputy Michael Hanson

Washington County Sheriff's Office

Officer William Harbert

Springfield Police Department

Officer Kyle Heese

Lebanon Police Department

Deputy Brett Heidtke

Washington County Sheriff's Office

Officer Wesley Humphries

Clatsop County Sheriff's Office

Officer Timothy Larsen

Portland Police Bureau

Deputy Seann Luedke

Clatsop County Sheriff's Office

Lieutenant Chad Martin

Washington County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Rebecca Mayer

Yamhill County Sheriff's Office

Officer Andrew McCowan

Newberg-Dundee Police Department

Officer Christopher Moore

Medford Police Department

Officer Elizabeth Muck

Medford Police Department

Officer Esteban Perez

Gervais Police Department

Officer Brandon Petersen

Seaside Police Department

Officer Paul Rapet

Newberg-Dundee Police Department

Officer Jeffrey Rogerson

Milwaukie Police Department

Officer Matthew Seney

Corvallis Police Department

Officer Michael Smelser

Medford Police Department

Deputy Collin Snyder

Douglas County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Robert Stewart

Clackamas County Sheriff's Office

Officer Kyle Stutevoss

Portland Police Bureau

Deputy John Walker

Clatsop County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Curtis Ward

Wasco County Sheriff's Office

Officer James Weed

Hillsboro Police Department

Officer Ryan Wells

Springfield Police Department

Officer Tyler Whitely

Washington County Sheriff's Office

Officer Jared Wiebold

McMinnville Police Department

Deputy Jaime Wik

Yamhill County Sheriff's Office

Officer Amy Youngberg

Portland Police Bureau

The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST)operates the Oregon Public Safety Academy which spans more than 212 acres in Salem.

Eriks Gabliks serves as the Director, and Chief Kent Barker of the City of Tualatin Police Department serves as the Chair of the Board.

The department implements minimum standards established by the Board for training and certification of city, 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 20,000 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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