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    2010 Law Enforcement Memorial
    DPSST's Standards and Certification Program implements and regulates compliance with Board-established, statewide standards for professionals in the criminal justice professions - police, corrections, parole and probation, telecommunications and emergency medical dispatch - in conjunction with the policy committees for each discipline. This program ensures criminal justice professionals meet basic training requirements, and schedules officers for their basic training. The program audits the basic training conducted by the Department of Corrections for their corrections officers, and ensures compliance with ongoing professional standards for physical, emotional intellectual and moral fitness, and perishable skills for criminal justice professionals throughout their careers. This program also oversees the state's Polygraph Examiners licensing program, DPSST's administrative rule-writing process, and supports the separately-funded Public Safety Memorial Fund program.
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Important Update

*Wondering why your training records look different?  DPSST has updated the F-6 training roster and the process with which training is recorded. For more information, please visit: http://www.oregon.gov/dpsst/SC/Pages/IRIS.aspx
This notification affects applicants for certification as a: Telecommunicator & Emergency Medical Dispatcher  
The proposed rule changes pertaining to the medical standards for Telecommunicators & Emergency Medical Dispatchers has been filed permanently:  OAR 259-008-0011 Permanent Rule Filing & Text
Pursuant to OAR 259-008-0011 - Changes to the medical standards and Form F-2T took effect on April 1, 2016.   As a result, a new/updated medical examination form (F-2T/F-2TA) was released and is required.  The new F-2T/F-2TA can be obtained on our website via the following link: 
Important Update  
This notification affects agencies that hire or utilize Non-Certified Reserve Officers.
Effective April 1, 2016, all agencies that hire or utilize non-certified reserve officers are required to conduct a background investigation pursuant to OAR 259-008-0015. The completion of this background check is to be documented on a Personnel Action Report (Form F-4). This Form F-4 must be submitted to DPSST within 10 business days of the hire or utilization of an individual as a reserve officer. This standard does not affect reserve officers who were hired or utilized by a public safety agency prior to 4/1/16! Agencies are required to conduct background investigations on reserve officers being considered for employment/utilization after 4/1/16 only.
The Form F-4 can be obtained on our website via the following link:


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