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OSP Springfield Trooper Receives "DUII Trainer-of-the-Year" Award
Lieutenant Rob Edwards
Oregon State Police - Springfield
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(Trooper Sether on left)
An Oregon State Police (OSP) trooper assigned to the Springfield Area Command office was recognized for his commitment to DUII-related training at the 2012 annual DUII Multi-Disciplinary Impaired Driving Training Conference held April 20 and 21 in Canyonville. The Oregon DUII Multi-Disciplinary Training Task Force presented their annual awards of excellence to various organizations, groups, and individuals who made a significant contribution to deterring impaired driving in Oregon during 2011.
The "DUII Trainer-of-the-Year" is presented to a police officer, a city, county, state employee, or a private trainer, instrumental in providing or assisting in the delivery of worthwhile training to groups or organizations in how to deter, detect or reduce DUII or alcohol and/or drug related incidents.
This year's award recipient presented at the conference was Trooper Evan Sether from the OSP Springfield Area Command office. Trooper Sether, age 30, joined OSP in 2009 after working five years for Springfield Police Department. Certified as a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) in 2008, Sether has taken an active role in training other officers in DUII enforcement and became an instructor in Standardized Field Sobriety Tests about two years ago. In May 2011, he was certified as a DRE instructor and provided 179 hours of instruction in the following six months.
Sether is an asset to OSP and local law enforcement agencies; recently assisting Eugene Police Department with a public event aimed to raise awareness of the effect alcohol has on driving. He is vice president for the Lane County Victim Impact Panel Board of Directors, speaks at impact panels in Eugene and Florence, and has given presentations at the Lane County Youth Court and several local high schools. He continues to be very active as a DRE and in DUII enforcement, arresting 75 DUII drivers and conducting 39 DRE evaluations in addition to many other duties.
"Trooper Sether is as hard a worker as you will find, routinely sacrificing his time to educate both the public and other law enforcement personnel to minimize the impact impaired drivers have on our roads," said OSP Lieutenant Rob Edwards.