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Ten new OSP Recruits graduate from DPSST Academy
06/17/2009
Sergeant Daniel Swift
Oregon State Police
Office: (503) 323-3195

Albany, Bend, Burns, Capitol Mall û Salem (2), Klamath Falls, Oakridge, Portland, and Tillamook (2) will each receive new Oregon State Police (OSP) recruit troopers following their graduation Friday, June 19th, from the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) basic police training program.
 
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 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 city police and county sheriff graduating recruit officers during Friday's 11:00 a.m. ceremony in front of family and friends. The 10 Patrol Services Division graduating recruit troopers report to assignments at the following OSP worksites:
 
Albany Area Command Recruit Phil Vanleuven, age 28
Bend Area Command Recruit Joshua Nagle, age 39
Burns Work Site Recruit Jeremiah Beckert, age 26
Capitol Mall Recruit Raymond Henschell, age 29
Capitol Mall Recruit Tyrone Long, age 39
Klamath Falls Area Command Recruit Jacob Faulkner, age 24
Oakridge Work Site Recruit Anthony Mathews, age 25
Portland Area Command Recruit Naymon Frank, age 24
Tillamook Work Site Recruit Kevin Peterson, age 28
Tillamook Work Site Recruit Michael Snodgrass, age 29
 
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. 312 graduation ceremony marks the completion of the thirteenth 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.