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Twelve OSP Recruit Troopers Graduate Friday, August 15, From Basic Police Training Program
August 11, 2014

Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext 247
gregg.hastings@state.or.us
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Back row, left to right: Rct. Tpr. Scott Wilson; Rct. Tpr. Kyson Culp; Rct. Tpr. Thomas Nelson; Rct. Tpr. Nate Harris; Rct. Tpr. Justin Morgan; & Rct. Tpr. Sherron DeBerry.
Front row, left to right: Rct. Tpr. Jacob Fough; Rct. Tpr. Vadim Bogdanov; Rct. Tpr. Anna Lukiyanchuk; Rct. Tpr. Michael Lopez; Rct. Tpr. James Eslinger; & Rct. Tpr. Ami Angell

 
Twelve Oregon State Police (OSP) recruit troopers along with 22 recruit officers from other law enforcement agencies are graduating Friday, August 15, 2014, from the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) Basic Police Training program. The graduation ceremony for the Basic Police Class 344 will take place at 11:00 a.m. at the Oregon Public Safety Academy Hall of Heroes located at 4190 Aumsville Highway in Salem.
 
The thirty-four graduating recruit officers include 12 OSP recruit troopers, 16 city police recruit officers, 5 county sheriffs recruit deputies, and one University of Oregon recruit officer. The 10 men and two women OSP recruit troopers are scheduled for assignments at the following locations:
 
* Recruit Trooper Ami Angell – Portland Area Command office (Patrol Services Division)
* Recruit Trooper Vadim Bogdanov – The Dalles Area Command office (Patrol Services Division)
* Recruit Trooper Kyson Culp – Klamath Falls Area Command office (Patrol Services Division)
* Recruit Trooper Sherron Deberry – Salem Area Command office (Patrol Services Division)
* Recruit Trooper James Eslinger – Pendleton Area Command office (Patrol Services Division)
* Recruit Trooper Jacob Fough – Tillamook Work Site office (Fish & Wildlife Division)
* Recruit Trooper Nate Harris – Coos Bay Area Command office (Patrol Services Division)
* Recruit Trooper Michael Lopez – Salem Area Command office (Patrol Services Division)
* Recruit Trooper Anna Lukiyanchuk – Portland Area Command office (Patrol Services Division)
* Recruit Trooper Justin Morgan – St. Helens Work Site office (Fish & Wildlife Division)
* Recruit Trooper Thomas Nelson – Newport Area Command office (Patrol Services Division)
* Recruit Trooper Scott Wilson – Central Point Area Command office (Patrol Services Division)
 
The twelve graduating OSP recruit troopers, along with 4 other new recruits hired as lateral entry troopers who came from other law enforcement agencies, began their academy-based training March 16, 2014. They brought with them a wide range of life experience and backgrounds. Eight served in the military, eight have college degrees including one person with a PhD in International Public Law, and three are bilingual in Spanish, Russian, and Ukrainian languages. The sixteen hired recruit troopers reported for an initial 3-week OSP pre-academy training program after which the lateral entry hired officers reported to their assigned OSP offices in Bend, North Plains, Pendleton and Tillamook. The remaining twelve recruit troopers joined other law enforcement recruit officers for the 16-week Basic Police training program from which they are graduating.
 
The Basic Police Class No. 344 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.
 
Information about the Oregon State Police, different opportunities available, how our hiring process works and updates about future hiring opportunities 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.
 
 
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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).