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Graduating OSP Recruit Trooper Receives Outstanding Student Award from DPSST
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext. 247

An Oregon State Police (OSP) recruit trooper assigned at the Springfield Area Command office received an award today as the outstanding student of the graduating Basic Police training class as he joined 39 other graduating police recruits representing state, county, and city public safety agencies in Oregon. The graduation marked the conclusion of 16 weeks of integrated basic police training from the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) in Salem which provides statutorily-required training.

Two OSP recruit troopers, 31 city police, and 7 county sheriff recruit officers made up the graduating Basic Police Class No. 315. During today's 11:00 a.m. ceremony, OSP Recruit Trooper MICHAEL BERLAND, age 33, was presented the "Victor G. Atiyeh Award" named in honor of the former distinguished governor of the state of Oregon, in whose term of office the current academy became a reality. This prestigious award is presented to the outstanding student of each basic class as selected by their fellow students and the academy staff. The student selected must display exceptional professionalism by demonstrating an exemplary attitude and outstanding achievement in leadership, academics, health & fitness and survival skills.
The other OSP graduate, Recruit Trooper Charles Rohlf, age 25, will be reporting to the OSP La Grande Area Command office.