January 24, 2014
Ten Oregon State Police (OSP) recruit troopers graduated today with 14 recruit officers from other law enforcement agencies from the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) Basic Police training program in Salem. The graduation ceremony for the Basic Police Class 340 was held before family, friends and fellow law enforcement officers at the Oregon Public Safety Academy Hall of Heroes. Three OSP recruit troopers received special recognition awards during the hour-long ceremony.
The twenty-four (24) graduating recruit officers included 10 OSP recruit troopers, 9 city police recruit officers, and 5 county sheriffs recruit deputies. The 9 men and one female OSP recruit troopers are scheduled for assignments at the following locations:
* Recruit Trooper Roy Adams – Portland Area Command office (Patrol Services Division)
* Recruit Trooper Rodney Brock – Coos Bay Area Command office (Patrol Services Division)
* Recruit Trooper Nicholas Davey – John Day Work Site office (Patrol Services Division)
* Recruit Trooper Bryan Goldman – Portland Area Command office (Patrol Services Division) - Class Leader
* Recruit Trooper John Juzeler – Pendleton Area Command office (Patrol Services Division)
* Recruit Trooper Zachary Kowing – Hermiston Work Site office (Patrol Services Division)
* Recruit Trooper Douglas Krell – Grants Pass Work Site office (Patrol Services Division)
* Recruit Trooper Geordan Neville – Klamath Falls Area Command office (Patrol Services Division)
* Recruit Trooper Elia (Eli) Saolele – Portland Area Command office (Patrol Services Division)
* Recruit Trooper Eve Thornton – Central Point Area Command office (Patrol Services Division)
During today’s ceremony, training academy leadership presented special awards to members of the graduating class. Three OSP recruit troopers to receive awards were:
* Recruit Trooper Roy Adams – Victor G. Atiyeh Outstanding Student Award
* Recruit Trooper Eve Thornton - Lee M. Bown Academic Achievement
* Recruit Trooper Geordan Neville - Leo B. App Top Shooter
Graduating OSP recruit troopers began their academy-based training July 20, 2013, when they reported for an initial 3-week OSP pre-academy training program. Following a brief break from the academy when the OSP recruit troopers reported to their assigned offices, they then joined other law enforcement recruit officers for the 16-week Basic Police training program from which they are graduating. Following today’s graduation, the OSP recruit troopers will report for a brief period of field training at their assigned offices and then return back to DPSST in February 2014 for a six-week OSP Post-Academy training program.
The Basic Police Class No. 340 graduation ceremony marks the completion of the Basic Police training for the multi-agency integrated class facilitated by DPSST, which provides statutorily-required basic training to newly hired city police officers, county sheriff's deputies and OSP troopers. The OSP extends their admiration to all graduating recruits for their commitment and hard work during training.
OSP is currently accepting applications in anticipation of holding a recruit training school during the summer of 2014. On January 17, OSP began accepting applications to hire Lateral and Entry level recruit troopers using the State of Oregon’s E-Recruit electronic application system through 11:59 p.m., January 31. Applicants will be required to participate in Entry Level Testing to be held February 15 & 16 in Salem at the Oregon Public Safety Academy.
Information about the Oregon State Police, different opportunities available, how our hiring process works and updates to the hiring process can be found on our recruiting website, www.osptrooper.com, or call the OSP Training / Sworn Applicant Processing Section at (503) 378-4175.
Questions regarding DPSST training and services can be directed to DPSST Director Eriks Gabliks at (503) 378-2332.
The Oregon State Police is a full-service public safety agency providing diverse services to the citizens of Oregon. Our mission is to enhance livability and safety by protecting the people, property, and natural resources of the state. To realize our vision and accomplish our mission our objectives are to BE THERE (be ready and able to respond to the increasing needs of Oregonians); PREVENT HARM (engage in vigilant enforcement of laws and regulations while making Oregon's roadways safe and reducing our citizen's exposure to crime, fire and disasters); and, SUPPORT OREGON COMMUNITIES (providing specialized services and assistance throughout Oregon in support of the statewide public safety infrastructure).