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

Lieutenant Mike Peterson
Training Division
(503) 378-4485

Nine Oregon State Police (OSP) recruit troopers will graduate with 27 other law enforcement agencies' recruit officers Friday, August 20, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. from the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) basic police training program.

The eight men and one woman OSP recruit troopers will be reporting to their assignments at:
  • Recruit Trooper William Bush, age 32 – St. Helens Work Site (Patrol Services Division)
  • Recruit Trooper Nicholas Cederberg, age 25 – McMinnville Area Command Office (Patrol Services Division)
  • Recruit Trooper Graham Chapman, age 30 – McMinnville Area Command Office (Patrol Services Division)
  • Recruit Trooper Sabrina Criswell, age 24 – Klamath Falls Area Command Office (Patrol Services Division)
  • Recruit Trooper Nicholas Hagedorn, age 25 – Gilchrist Work Site (Patrol Services Division)
  • Recruit Trooper Joshua Nugent, age 32 – Central Point Area Command Office (Fish & Wildlife Division)
  • Recruit Trooper Luke Pospisil, age 31 – Portland Area Command Office (Patrol Services Division)
  • Recruit Trooper Timothy Reich, age 52 – Springfield Area Command Office (Patrol Services Division)
  • Recruit Trooper Donald Rummer, age 41 – Albany Area Command Office (Patrol Services Division)
The Basic Police Class No. 319 started sixteen weeks of Basic Police Training April 26 and is the 28th fully-integrated basic police class facilitated by DPSST. The thirty-six new officers graduating represent:
  • Oregon State Police (9)
  • County sheriff departments (6)
  • City police departments (20)
  • Oregon Health Sciences University police (1)
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 OSP specific training they receive before and after Basic Police Training, OSP recruit troopers' also go through a two to three month field training program with veteran OSP trooper.

The graduation ceremony is at the Oregon Public Safety Academy, 4190 Aumsville Highway, in Salem where DPSST provides statutorily-required basic training to newly hired city police officers, county sheriff's deputies and OSP troopers.

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 went paperless with the activation of our online application process. The OSP recruiting website, www.osptrooper.com has a link to the application and additional information, 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).