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Thirteen New OSP Recruit Troopers Graduating from Oregon Public Safety Academy
Ms. Renee Bryant
Employee Services & Organizational Development
Office: (503) 934-0258

Lieutenant Mike Peterson
Training Division
Office: (503) 378-4485

The Oregon State Police (OSP) will graduate 13 new recruit troopers from the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) basic police training program, Friday, March 26th. The 10:00 a.m. graduation ceremony marks the completion for 39 new recruit officers of the Basic Police Training at DPSST – which provides statutorily-required basic training to newly-hired city police officers, county sheriff's deputies and OSP troopers.

Superintendent Timothy McLain commended the new recruits for their commitment to training that is preparing them for the rigors of police work.

"These graduates mark another milestone in putting more troopers on the road and a return to 24/7 coverage throughout the state. I hear almost daily from citizens who are glad to see more troopers on our highways and who comment on the outstanding work they do. Some of the many things these new additions will help us do include focusing our law enforcement efforts toward preventing crashes, get drunk and other dangerous drivers off the road, and help intercept the flow of illegal drugs into and through our state," said McLain.
The graduation recognizes the completion of the 16-week Basic Police Training for thirteen OSP recruit troopers, and 7 county and 19 city police recruit officers. Eleven OSP recruit troopers will be assigned to the Patrol Services Division (PSD) and two others to the Fish & Wildlife Division (FWD). Following five more weeks of Advanced Academy training, they report to their assignments at these locations:
  • Albany Area Command – Recruit Chris Boeholt, age 33 (PSD)
  • Astoria Area Command – Recruit Joseph Warwick, age 27 (FWD)
  • Bend Area Command – Recruit Jacob Lorentz, age 26 (PSD)
  • Central Point Area Command – Recruit Zach McClendon, age 23 (PSD)
  • Central Point Area Command – Recruit Ryan Tague, age 23, (PSD)
  • Klamath Falls Area Command – Recruit Craig Rice, age 23 (PSD)
  • La Grande Area Command – Recruit Kenton Arbon, age 24 (PSD)
  • North Plains Work Site – Recruit Patrick Peltier, age 24 (PSD)
  • Ontario Area Command – Recruit Kevin Harris, age 32 (PSD)
  • Portland Area Command – Recruit Caleb Borchers, age 36 (PSD)
  • Tillamook Work Site – Recruit Aaron Butcher, age 22 (PSD)
  • Tillamook Work Site – Recruit John King, age 26 (FWD)
  • Tillamook Work Site – Recruit Geoffrey Smith, age 30 (PSD)
Starting January 2007, OSP recruit trooper training incorporated Department specific training and the 16-week DPSST training program with newly hired city and county officers at the Oregon Public Safety Academy. In addition to their OSP specific training they receive before and after Basic Police Training, the OSP recruit troopers' also go through a two to three month field training program with veteran OSP trooper.

The Basic Police Class No. 317 graduation ceremony marks the completion of the 26th fully-integrated basic police class facilitated by DPSST. The graduation ceremony will take place at the Oregon Public Safety Academy, 4190 Aumsville Highway, in Salem.

Anyone interested in becoming an Oregon State Police Trooper may obtain more information on the OSP web site in the "Now Hiring" section. Starting April 1, 2010, the OSP recruit trooper application process will be going paperless with the activation of our online application process. The OSP recruiting website, www.osptrooper.com will contain a link to the application as well as additional information regarding OSP, the application process, and who to contact with questions.

Questions regarding DPSST 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).