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Ten OSP Recruit Troopers Graduating from Oregon Public Safety Academy
05/19/2009
Ms. Renee Bryant
Employee Services & Organizational Development
Office: (503) 934-0258
 
Lieutenant Mike Peterson
Oregon State Police Training Division
Office: (503) 378-4485

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Central Point, Coos Bay, Florence, Klamath Falls (2), Newport (2), Ontario, St. Helens, and Tillamook will each receive new Oregon State Police (OSP) recruit troopers following their graduation Friday, May 22nd, from the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) basic police training program.
 Recruit Graduation
The ten new OSP recruit troopers were hired and trained following approval of funding during the 2007 legislative session with the support of Governor Ted Kulongoski and legislative leadership. OSP Superintendent Timothy McLain noted the new troopers will help provide patrol and fish & wildlife enforcement support at several OSP offices, including some locations that are nearing a return to a minimal level of around-the-clock patrol coverage.
 
The ten OSP recruit troopers join 23 city police and 9 county sheriff graduating recruit officers during Friday's 11:00 a.m. ceremony in front of family and friends. The 9 Patrol Services Division and one Fish & Wildlife Division graduating recruit troopers report to assignments at the following OSP worksites:
 
* Central Point Area Command - Recruit Rebecca Venables, age 22 (Patrol)
* Coos Bay Area Command - Recruit James Koehler, age 29 (Patrol)
* Florence Work Site - Recruit Darrell Sheets, age 45 (Patrol)
* Klamath Falls Area Command - Recruit Allan Fruitt, age 38 (Patrol)
* Klamath Falls Area Command - Recruit Donnie Miller, age 30 (Patrol)
* Newport Area Command - Recruit Michael Hansen, age 26 (Patrol)
* Newport Area Command - Recruit Brett Danner, age 30 (Patrol)
* Ontario Area Command - Recruit Clayton Stevens, age 27 (Patrol)
* St. Helens Work Site - Recruit Kim Evans, age 23 (Patrol)
* Tillamook Work Site - Recruit Clint Galusha, age 24 (Fish & Wildlife)

 
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. Following graduation, the OSP recruit troopers' also go through a two to three month field training program with an OSP trooper.
 
The Basic Police Class No. 311 graduation ceremony marks the completion of the twelfth fully-integrated basic police class facilitated by DPSST - which provides statutorily-required basic training to newly-hired city police officers, county sheriff's deputies and OSP troopers. The graduation ceremony will take place at the Oregon Public Safety Academy, 4190 Aumsville Highway, in Salem.
 
Questions regarding DPSST can be directed to DPSST Deputy Director Eriks Gabliks at (503) 378-2332.