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  • Ongoing professionalism and ethics focus of Standards and Certification Program
    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.
Standards and Certification Quick Links Forms and Facts
Announcing 2017 Professional Standards Workshop
Legacy Course List (Previously named 2016 Course List)

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

Proposed Changes to the Denial and Revocation Standards and Processes*: Now filed as a proposed rule change. Link to proposed rule and detailed memo outlining the recommendations.
*These recommendations apply to all Police Officers, Corrections Officers, Parole & Probation Officers, OLCC Regulatory Specialists, Telecommunicators and Emergency Medical Dispatchers.
Any questions or concerns can be directed to DPSST Administrative Rules Coordinator Jennifer Howald (503-378-2432/ Jennifer.howald@state.or.us ) or Professional Standards Division Director Linsay Hale (503-378-2427/ linsay.hale@state.or.us ).
Updates to recently proposed rule changes. Updated 12/22/2016
The following OARs have been filed as permanent rules. These permanent rules can be located on the DPSST website by clicking here.
Amends language regarding the request to challenge the basic telecommunications course. OAR 259-008-0025; EFFECTIVE 12/22/2016
Adds military education/training transcripts as recognized education credits, makes uniform references to "education credits". OARs 259-008-0045 & 259-008-0060; EFFECTIVE 1/1/2017
The following OARs received public comment and will be reviewed by the original workgroup, the policy committees and the Board prior to filing as a permanent rule. Background information on the original recommendations and the draft rule language are available below.
Requires department head or certified public safety professional to sign DPSST's F4/Personnel Action Report Forms. OAR 259-008-0020

     Background               Draft OAR Language

Changes requirements for public safety professional supervisory certification, deletes references to expired "old chart". OAR 259-008-0060
     Background               Draft OAR Language
The following OARs are pending Board approval and will be filed as a proposed rule for public comment in 2017.
Changes requirements for reporting convictions to reporting arrests
    Background                Draft OAR Language
The following OARs are being held to be filed with additional changes for maintenance training standards that will be filed in 2017 pending Board approval and a public comment period.
Adds recommendation for ethics training in order to phase in annual requirement to maintain certifications. OARs 259-008-0025, 259-008-0064, 259-008-0065 & 259-008-0066
Any questions or concerns can be directed to DPSST Administrative Rules Coordinator Jennifer Howald (503-378-2432/Jennifer.howald@state.or.us) or Professional Standards Division Director Linsay Hale (503-378-2427/linsay.hale@state.or.us).


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