The below list identifies OPEN, but PENDING, professional standards cases involving currently and formerly employed police officers, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, OLCC regulatory specialists, telecommunicators and emergency medical dispatchers in Oregon.
These cases were opened pursuant to OAR 259-008-0070(4)(b), which states that DPSST will initiate a professional standards case upon receipt or discovery of information that would lead an objectively reasonable person to conclude that a public safety officer has violated Board-established employment, training or certification standards for Oregon public safety professionals.
Under this rule, receipt of information may include, but is not limited to:
Please Note: INCLUSION ON THIS LIST IS NOT PROOF OF MISCONDUCT.
- (A) Notification of arrest, a criminal citation to appear or its equivalent, a conviction, or any other criminal disposition, of a certified public safety professional or public safety professional who is employed in a certifiable position but not yet certified;
- (B) Notification of a non-voluntary separation of employment from a certifiable position; or
- (C) In very narrow circumstances, complaints submitted to DPSST alleging that a public safety professional has potentially engaged in Board-defined misconduct.
This list simply indicates that DPSST has opened a professional standards case due to the receipt of information that an officer may have engaged in behavior resulting in an arrest/conviction, non-voluntary separation from employment or, in narrow circumstances, a complaint being filed with DPSST.
Each of the cases listed is pending a thorough review to determine if a Board-established standard has been violated. The DPSST certifications of all listed officers remain intact as of the date of publishing.
Open Pending Cases
The complete rule outlining the grounds for denial, suspension and revocation of criminal justice public safety professional certifications, as well as the processes for reviewing a professional standards case, is available through the Secretary of State’s website at:
https://secure.sos.state.or.us/oard/viewSingleRule.action?ruleVrsnRsn=244386. Additional questions can be directed via e-mail to CJ Professional Standards:
For information on requesting records, visit our Public Records page.
Please Note: ORS 192.345(35) exempts all DPSST records relating to investigations into potential violations of Board standards until a report is issued pursuant to ORS 181A.640.