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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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2017 Oregon Problem-Oriented Policing (POP) Conference: The third annual Oregon POP Conference will include presentations from national and local experts in policing and crime analysis.  Oregon and California law enforcement agencies will present Problem-Oriented Policing projects that they have implemented in their communities. This is an opportunity to learn about the proactive efforts being made throughout the state to use data, research and community involvement to address local crime problems and/or livability issues. A dinner and keynote session featuring Santa Cruz Police Chief Andy Mills will be held during the evening on December 5th.  Chief Mills has managed one patrol team that won the Herman Goldstein Award for Excellence in Problem-Oriented Policing and three other teams that were finalists. His work in the field has been included in several publications produced by PERF and the COPS Office. Mills has published articles on police leadership, problem-solving and police ethics in Problem Solving Quarterly, Law Enforcement News and several National Institute of Justice publications.

Click Here to Register. Deadline to Register: November 30, 2017                                                             


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.



CPE is excited to introduce the addition of Micro-grants: Micro-Grant funding is now available for students in our Supervisory Leadership classes. These grants will allow students to implement community based projects to decrease crime, increase community policing initiatives, and assist with a variety of other evidence based community projects.  Click here to view a flyer with more information: Micro-Grant General Letter


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




Course Title & Description ​

Police Legitimacy / Procedural Justice

Facilitator Development Course

Development Programs - Registration Form


Facilitator Development Course

Basic Facilitator Development Course


Research Informed Decision Making​

Mental Health

July 25, 2018

Understanding Addictions and Substance Use Disorders - DPSST ~ Register Here


August 3, 2018
Mental Health First Aid for Public Safety -Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Training Facility ~ Register Here