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OSP Recruit Trooper Assigned to Tillamook Graduating Friday at DPSST with 40 Other Law Enforcement Recruit Officers
Ms. Renee Bryant
Employee Services & Organizational Development
(503) 934-0258
Lieutenant Mike Peterson
Training Division
(503) 378-4485

One Oregon State Police (OSP) recruit trooper assigned to the Tillamook work site will graduate with 40 other law enforcement agency recruit officers Friday, October 15, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. from the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) basic police training program.
OSP Recruit Trooper Sarah A. Reding, age 25, is part of the forty-one member graduating Basic Police Class No. 321, the 30th fully-integrated basic police class facilitated by DPSST. The new graduating officers represent:
  • Oregon State Police (1)
  • County sheriff departments (13)
  • City police departments (24)
  • Oregon Health Sciences University police (2)
  • Warm Springs Police Department (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).