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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.
Criminal Justice Standards and Certifications Forms and Facts
The Police and Tele/EMD maintenance standards have been expanded to include all Law enforcement and new training requirements have been added. The following links will explain the new Law Enforcement (Police, Corrections, P&P, and Regulatory Specialists) Standards and updated Tele/EMD Standards.
Legacy Course List (Previously named 2016 Course List)
Changes to the Denial and Revocation Standards and Processes*: 
DPSST developed a training video to explain these recommended changes. This link takes you to the YouTube video presentation which is approximately 33 minutes long.
The changes have been filed as a permanent rule change and became effective August 1, 2017.
*These new standards apply to all Police Officers, Corrections Officers, Parole & Probation Officers, OLCC Regulatory Specialists, Telecommunicators and Emergency Medical Dispatchers.
Any questions 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 ). 


Governor's Law Enforcement Medal of Honor