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  • Center for Policing Excellence Encourages Research-Informed Public Safety Practices
    DPSST Administrative BuildingDPSST's Center for Policing Excellence (CPE) develops and delivers training and resources that promote the use of research related to building public trust and confidence, decreasing crime or disorder, and increasing offender accountability.  CPE provides leadership development programs both on-site and regionally, and facilitates collaborative efforts between researchers and practitioners to support evidence based decision making.  CPE is also responsible for ensuring DPSST's criminal justice training programs reflect the needs of Oregon's public safety communities, utilize effective educational strategies and accurately assess learning and performance.


    If you would like more information, click here for a video about DPSST's Center for Policing Excellence.



    The Oregon Knowledge Bank (OKB) is your statewide resource for Oregon-based public safety programs and research. The OKB highlights innovative programs operating in the state and research about Oregon-based solutions. Find solutions, offer answers, share research, and contact law enforcement experts. You can do it all with the Oregon Knowledge Bank.

    Click here for the OKB homepage.

CPE News CPE Training
New evidence-based policing resource from George Mason University Leading researchers have partnered with the IACP to produce An Evidence Assessment of the Recommendations of the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing. This document not only helps police agencies prioritize the recommendations of the President’s Task Force based on what research has shown to work, but also highlights what else still needs to be learned through police-research partnerships.   

Click here to view the report.


Check out the latest CIT Newsletter: Fall 2018 CIT Newsletter.pdf




Course Title & Desc​ription ​
Behavioral (Mental) Health
February 25, 2019 - Increasing Resilience in First Responders 

This course will describe how first responders can take proactive and responsive steps to adaptively respond to chronic stress and trauma. A discussion of the risk and protective factors that influence wellbeing is offered to assist first responders to understand their own discussion of the neurobiology of trauma. Resilience research is applied to the unique issue of first responder work, generating practical strategies to promote resilience. This discussion will be fortified with practical exercises that assess current levels of resilience and map a resilience-building plan.

Port of Portland (Airport) 
7000 NE Airport Way 
PDX Conference Center 
Portland, OR 97218

Click HERE to register. ​ Deadline to Register: February 18, 2019