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Brandy Pitt
brandy.pitt@state.or.us
503-378-2353
Individuals wishing to become Police Officers, Correctional Officers, Parole and Probation Officers, OLCC Regulatory Specialists, or 911 Dispatchers must first be hired at an Oregon Public Safety Agency. Individuals wishing to become an instructor teaching mandated courses at the academy, must first be hired by the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training or the Department of Corrections.  Agencies must report a new employee to DPSST within 10 days of the hire.  The following details the various requirements that must be met for hiring a public safety professional.

DPSST has developed a Psychological Screening Reference Guide​​ to assist agencies in determining if a psych is required.​

Reserves are de​​fined as a commissioned peace officer employed as a volunteer or working no more than 80 hours a month for a 90-day period.

Requirements:​

  • ​Background Investigation
  • Submit F4 Personnel Action Form​​ within 10 days of hire.
​DPSST only tracks individuals who are working in certified roles.  These are Police, Corrections, Parole & Probation Officers and regulatory specialists who work over 80 hours a month for 90 days.

​​Requirements

  • ​Background Investigation
  • Fingerprints submitted in 90 days of hire
  • Submit F4 Personnel Action hiring the officer/specialist
  • Complete Medical Examination.  In the forms section below DPSST has provided the following:
    • ​Required Forms
      • ​​F2a Law Enforcement Medical Final Report 
      • Color vision field text (if applicable)
    • References/Resources
      • ​Critical and Essential Tasks for each discipline (required during medical exam).
      • Medical Exam Personal History
    • Please do not submit specific medical information.  DPSST will send back.
  • ​​Schedule to attend basic training.  See our Basic Training Page for schedules.
    • ​Police and Corrections must attend within 90 days of hire.
    • Parole & Probation and Regulatory Specialists must ​​​​​complete training and field training before the 18-month certify by date.​
  • Complete the appropriate Field Training Manual (listed in the forms section below).
  • Obtain First Aid and CPR Certification.
  • Sign Criminal Justice Code of Ethics (usually occurs during basic training).
  • Apply for basic certification.  See our Basic Certification Page​ for more information. 
    • Corrections officers must be certified within 12 months of hire.
    • Police, Parole & Probation, and Regulatory Specialists must ​be certified within 18 months of hire.
When a law enforcement officer leaves their certified role their certifications will Lapse after 90 days and they will need to follow the requirements below to reactivate.  If an officer leaves their certified role for over 5 years their certification will expire and they will need to follow the New Hire/Not Certified process above to obtain a new certification.  An officers previous employment and training history will be retained.

Requirements​​

  • ​Background Investigation
  • Fingerprints submitted in 90 days of hire
  • Submit F4 Personnel Action hiring the officer/specialist
  • Complete Medical Examination.  In the forms section below DPSST has provided the following:
    • ​Required Forms
      • ​​F2a Law Enforcement Medical Final Report 
      • Color vision field text (if applicable)
    • References/Resources
      • ​Critical and Essential Tasks for each discipline (required during medical exam).
      • Medical Exam Personal History
    • Please do not submit specific medical information.  DPSST will send back.​
  • Training Requirements:  
    • ​​​If not employed over 1 year, but less than 5 years:
      • Officer must complete 8 hours of Firearms or Use of Force Training within 30 days of hire.
    • If not employed over 90 days but less than 2 1/2 years:
      • ​Submit an Application for Certification Form F7
    • ​​If not employed over 2 1/2 years but less than 5 years:​
      • ​Schedule to attend the appropriate training (detailed below) on our Basic Training Page.
        • Police, Corrections, Parole & Probations officers must complete a Career Officer Development Course.  ​​
        • Regulatory​ ​Specialists must complete the Basic Liquor Enforcement training.
  • Complete the appropriate Field Training Manual (listed in the forms section below).  This may be waived at the request of the agency.
    • Obtain First Aid and CPR Certification.
      • Sign Criminal Justice Code of Ethics (usually occurs during basic training).
        • Apply for basic certification.  See our Basic Certification Page​ for more information. 
            • Corrections officers must be certified within 12 months of hire.
              • Police, Parole & Probation, and Regulatory Specialists must be certified within 18 months of hire.

            When a law enforcement officer moves to the same discipline in another agency, their certifications will remain active as long as they do not have a break in employment over 90 days.​​

            Requirements

            • ​Background Investigation
            • Fingerprints submitted in 90 days of hire
            • Submit F4 Personnel Action hiring the officer/specialist​
            ​DPSST only tracks individuals who are working in certified roles.  These are Police, Corrections, Parole & Probation Officers and Regulatory Specialists who work over 80 hours a month for 90 days.  

            ​​Requirements​

            • ​​Background Investigation
            • Fingerprints submitted in 90 days of hire
            • Submit F4 Personnel Action hiring the officer/specialist
            • Complete Medical Examination.  In the forms section below DPSST has provided the following:
              • ​Required Forms
                • ​​F2a Law Enforcement Medical Final Report 
                • Color vision field text (if applicable)
              • References/Resources
                • ​Critical and Essential Tasks for each discipline (required during medical exam).
                • Medical Exam Personal History
              • Please do not submit specific medical information.  DPSST will send back.
            • ​​Schedule to attend basic training.  See our Basic Training Page for schedules.
              • ​Police and Corrections must attend within 90 days of hire.
              • Parole & Probation and Regulatory Specialist, must ​​​​​complete training and field training before the 18-month certify by date.​
              • Agencies may request a review of prior basic training and employment to determine if a ​​Police, Corrections, or Parole & Probation officer qualifies to attend an abbreviated Career Officer Development Course instead of the full academy.  
            • Complete the appropriate Field Training Manual (listed in the forms section below).
            • Obtain First Aid and CPR Certification.
            • Sign Criminal Justice Code of Ethics (usually occurs during basic training).
            • Apply for basic certification.  See our Basic Certification Page​ for more information. 
              • Corrections officers must be certified within 12 months of hire.
              • Police, Parole & Probation​, and Regulatory Specialists must be certified within 18 months of hire.

            ​An officer can maintain certifications in multiple disciplines only if it is a need of the agency.  The agency must identify the primary discipline the officer is going to perform and the officer can only requests upper level certifications in that discipline.  If an individuals has certifications in telecommunications or emergency medical dispatch AND law enforcement, the individual must complete both the Telecommunication and Law Enforcement maintenance requirements.   (Note:  Telecommu​nicators who are also Emergency Medical Dispatchers are automatically multidiscipline)

            ​The following is required to establish an officer as multi-disciplines certified:​​​​

            • ​Submit F4 Personnel Action completing the Multi-Discipline section of the form.
            • Complete Medical Examination.  In the forms section below DPSST has provided the following:
              • ​Required Forms
                • ​​F2a Law Enforcement Medical Final Report 
                • Color vision field text (if applicable)
              • References/Resources
                • ​Critical and Essential Tasks for each discipline (required during medical exam).
                • Medical Exam Personal History
              • Please do not submit specific ​medical information.  DPSST will send back.

            • ​​Schedule to attend basic training.  See our Basic Training Page for schedules.
              • ​Police and Corrections must attend within 90 days of hire.
              • Parole and Probation must ​​​​​complete training and field training before the 18-month certify by date.​
            • Complete the appropriate Field Training Manual (listed in the forms section below).
            • Obtain First Aid and CPR Certification.
            • Sign Criminal Justice Code of Ethics (usually occurs during basic training).
            • Apply for basic certification.  See our Basic Certification Page​ for more information. 
              • Corrections officers must be certified within 12 months of hire.
              • Police, Parole & Probation, and Regulatory Specialists must be certified within 18 months of hire.

            DPSST only tracks individuals who are working in certified roles.  Telecommunicators and Emergency Medical Dispatchers must be reported to DPSST following the requirements below.

            ​​Requirements

            • ​Background Investigation
            • Fingerprints submitted in 90 days of hire
            • Submit F4 Personnel Action hiring the dispatcher
            • Complete Medical Examination.  In the forms section below DPSST has provided the following:
              • ​Required Forms
                • ​​F2Ta Telecommunicator Medical Final Report 
                • Color vision field text (if applicable)
              • References/Resources
                • ​Critical and Essential Tasks for each discipline (required during medical exam).
                • Medical Exam Personal History
              • Please do not submit specific medical information.  DPSST will send back.
            • ​​Schedule to attend basic training.  See our Basic Training Page for schedules.
              • ​Telecommunicators and Emergency Medical Dispatchers must ​​​​​complete training and field training within 18 months of hire.​
            • Complete the appropriate Field Training Manual (listed in the forms section below).
            • Obtain First Aid and CPR Certification.
            • Sign Telecommunications Code of Ethics (usually occurs during basic training).
            • Apply for basic certification.  See our Basic Certification Page​ for more information. 
              • Telecommunicators and Emergency Medical Dispatchers must be certified within 18 months of hire.​
            ,

            ​When a telecommunicator leaves their certified role, their certifications will Lapse after 1 year days and they will need to follow the requirements below to reactivate.  If a telecommunicator leaves their certified role for over 5 years their certification will expire and they will need to follow the New Hire/Not Certified process above to obtain a new certification.  An officers previous employment and training history will be retained.

            Requirements​​

            • ​Background Investigation
            • Fingerprints submitted in 90 days of hire

            • Submit F4 Personnel Action hiring the dispatcher
            • Complete Medical Examination.  In the forms section below DPSST has provided the following:
              • ​Required Forms
                • ​​F2Ta Law Enforcement Medical Final Report 
                • Color vision field text (if applicable)
              • References/Resources
                • ​Critical and Essential Tasks for each discipline (required during medical exam).
                • Medical Exam Personal History
              • Please do not submit specific medical information.  DPSST will send back.​
            • Training Requirements:  
              • ​​If not employed over year days but less than 2 1/2 years:
                • ​Submit an Application for Certification Form F7
              • ​​If not employed over 2 1/2 years but less than 5 years:​
                • ​Schedule to attend the appropriate training (detailed below) on​ our Basic Training Page.
                  • ​Telecommunications
                  • Emergency Medical Dispatch
                • Telecomunnicators that previously attended the Basic Telecommunicator Course After April 1 2019, have the opportunity to challenge the basic course.
            • ​​Complete the appropriate Field Training Manual (listed in the forms section below).  This may be waived at the request of the agency.
            • Obtain First Aid and CPR Certification.
            • ​​Sign Telecommunications Code of Ethics (usually occurs during basic training).
              • Apply for basic certification.  See our Basic Certification Page​ for more information. 
                  • Telecommunic​ator and Emergency Medical Dispatchers must be certified within 18 months of hire.

                DPSST only tracks individuals who are working in certified roles.  Telecommunicators and Emergency Medical Dispatchers must be reported to DPSST following the requirements below.

                ​​Requirements

                • ​Background Investigation
                • Fingerprints submitted in 90 days of hire
                • Submit F4 Personnel Action hiring the dispatcher
                • Complete Medical Examination.  In the forms section below DPSST has provided the following:
                  • ​Required Forms
                    • ​​F2Ta Telecommunicator Medical Final Report 
                    • Color vision field text (if applicable)
                  • References/Resources
                    • ​Critical and Essential Tasks for each discipline (required during medical exam).
                    • Medical Exam Personal History
                  • Please do not submit specific medical information.  DPSST will send back.
                • ​​Schedule to attend basic training.  See our Basic Training Page for schedules.
                  • ​Telecommunicators and Emergency Medical Dispatchers must ​​​​​complete training and field training within 18 months of hire.​
                • Complete the appropriate Field Training Manual ​(listed in the forms section below).
                • Obtain First Aid and CPR Certification.
                • Sign Telecommunications Code of Ethics (usually occurs during basic training).
                • Apply for basic certification.  See our Basic Certification Page​ for more information. 
                  • Telecommunicators and Emergency Medical Dispatchers must be certified within 18 months of hire.

                When a Telecommunicator moves to the same discipline in another agency, their certifications will remain active as long as they do not have a break in employment over 1 year.​​

                Requirements

                • ​Background Investigation
                • Fingerprints submitted in 90 days of hire
                • Submit F4 Personnel Action hiring the dispatcher.
                ​​Agency Loan and Part-time instructors hired by the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training or Department of Corrections must meet the following requirements. 

                Requirements:​

                • ​Background Investigation
                • Submit F4 Personnel Action Form​ hiring instructor within 10 days.​

                ​​Certifications

                Instructor Certification is only required for those instructors who will have primary responsibility for the instruction of any portion of a Board-approved curriculum for a mandated training course​



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