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Two OSP Recruit Troopers Graduating Friday from Basic Police Academy Training
11/10/2009
Ms. Renee Bryant
Employee Services & Organizational Development
Office: (503) 934-0258
 

Lieutenant Mike Peterson
OSP Training Division
Office: (503) 378-4485

Two Oregon State Police (OSP) recruit troopers assigned at offices in Springfield and La Grande will graduate Friday, November 13th, along with 38 other county and city recruit officers from the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) basic police training program.
 
Superintendent Timothy McLain noted the Department is continuing to move forward with hiring new recruit troopers to fill current vacancies with the support of Governor Ted Kulongoski and legislative leadership during the 2007 and 2009 legislative sessions. "Our recruitment and training section personnel have worked hard during the last two years to hire and train newly authorized troopers as we continue on our quest to resume 24-hour patrol coverage at key locations around the state," said McLain.
 
Last December, the OSP Central Point Area Command office was the first to return to around-the-clock coverage. Other OSP office locations in Portland, Albany, Salem, Springfield and Bend have also recently returned to 24 hour coverage with other offices getting closer in the coming months.
 

The two OSP recruit troopers join 31 city police and 7 county sheriff graduating recruit officers during Friday's 11:00 a.m. ceremony in front of family and friends. They will report to assignments at the following OSP worksites:
  • La Grande Area Command – Recruit Charles Rohlf, age 25
  • Springfield Area Command – Recruit Michael Berland, age 33

 
Starting January 2007, OSP recruit trooper training has included both OSP-specific training unique to the Department 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.
 
Anyone interested in potential future career opportunities as an Oregon State Police Trooper may obtain more information on the OSP recruiting website at www.OSPTrooper.com.

 
The Basic Police Class No. 315 graduation ceremony marks the completion of the fifteenth 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. It 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.
 
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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).