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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.

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CPE News CPE Training
December 3-4, 2018
2018 Oregon Problem-Oriented Policing (POP) Conference: The fourth annual Oregon POP Conference will include presentations from national and local experts in policing and crime analysis. We have another great agenda lined up this year with presentations from national and local experts in policing and crime analysis, including:

·         The traits of problem-solvers – Dr. David Corey

·         Project management for POP – Julie Wartell

·         The impacts of fatigue on problem-solvers – Drs. Lois & Stephen James

·         Crime analysis for street cops – Greg Stewart

 Additionally, a limited number of attendees will have the opportunity to participate in sessions of Counter Bias Training Simulation (CBTsim), a scenario-based training program, grounded in extensive research, and designed to help officers identify and overcome implicit biases.  

Click HERE​ to register. Deadline to Register: November 21, 2018 


New evidence-based policing resource from George Mason UniversityLeading 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: Summer 2018 CIT Newsletter.pdf




Course Title & Desc​ription ​
Behavioral (Mental) Health
October 31, 2018 - Understanding Addictions & Substance Abuse Disorders
This is a four hour workshop which will provide an understanding about addiction which includes:

the impact on the brain from addiction and substance use;

information on different drugs to include marijuana, opioids, alcohol;

what does the term gateway drugs mean;

co-occurring disorders;


how to interact with persons who are under the influence of drugs/alcohol and how to best work with

persons who have an addiction;

• ​what resources are suggested for people and/or their families with addictions​
Click HERE to register. ​ Deadline to Register: October 26, 2018
​November 5, 2018 - Mental Health First Aid
Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. The training gives students the skills they need to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a crisis.   
​​Click HERE​ to register.​ Deadline to Register: October 31, 2018