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Governor Kulongoski Joining OSP for Graduation of 34 Recruit Troopers from Post-Academy Training
Lieutenant Mike Peterson
Oregon State Police Training Division
Office: (503) 378-4485
Ms. Renee Bryant
Employee Services & Organizational Development
Office: (503) 934-0258

Thirty-four Oregon State Police (OSP) recruit troopers are graduating Friday, May 7th, marking the end of nearly 26 weeks of training preparing them for the challenges and responsibilities as OSP troopers. Governor Ted Kulongoski will join OSP Superintendent Timothy McLain for the 10:00 a.m. graduation ceremony before family, friends and OSP representatives at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem.

Starting January 2007, OSP integrated recruit trooper training with newly hired city and county officers for the 16-week DPSST training at the Oregon Public Safety Academy. In addition to the DPSST training OSP recruit troopers also receive four weeks of pre- and six weeks of post-advanced training unique to OSP requirements, totaling 26 weeks of academy based training.

The 30 patrol and 4 fish and wildlife recruit troopers previously graduated from the DPSST Basic Police Training program. Thirteen recruit troopers graduated March 26th from the Basic Police Training program and moved right into this post-advanced training class. Twenty-one other recruit troopers previously completed a two to three month field training program with an OSP trooper and were working solo patrol, or they were currently within the field training program prior to returning to complete this training session. Friday's graduation marks the end of over six months of living at the DPSST facility while undergoing their intensive training.

OSP Superintendent McLain emphasized that these graduating recruit troopers are part of the 139 new OSP troopers approved by the Legislature with the support of Governor Kulongoski.

"This is the end of a long road and the beginning of a new path for these 32 men and two women. Their graduation demonstrates the continued commitment of the Oregon State Police to be there in times of need, prevent harm, and support Oregon communities," said McLain.
The recruit troopers will report back to their assigned OSP work sites at the following locations:
  • Albany (2)
  • Astoria (2 – Patrol Services Division, 2 – Fish & Wildlife Division)
  • Banks (1)
  • Bend (1)
  • Coos Bay (2)
  • Central Point (2)
  • Gold Beach (1)
  • Hermiston (1)
  • Klamath Falls (1)
  • La Grande (2)
  • Newport (2)
  • Ontario (1 – Patrol Services Division, 1 – Fish & Wildlife Division)
  • Oregon State University – (1)
  • Pendleton (2)
  • Portland (1)
  • Roseburg (2)
  • Salem (2)
  • Springfield (1)
  • The Dalles (1)
  • Tillamook (2 – Patrol Services Division, 1 – Fish & Wildlife Division)
The Oregon Public Safety Academy is located at 4190 Aumsville Highway, in Salem. 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).