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In an effort to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in Oregon and protect employees and the public, the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training will be changing the way it provides services at its Salem campus effective immediately. Offices will remain open and staff can be reached ​by email or phone during regular business hours, but in-person interactions between staff and the public will be by appointment only.

  • Licensing program supports industry professionalism
    DPSST Administrative BuildingWelcome to the Oregon Public Safety Academy, home of Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST). Our mission is to promote excellence in public safety by delivering quality training and developing and upholding professional standards for police, fire, corrections, parole and probation, and telecommunications personnel, in addition to licensing private security providers and private investigators in Oregon.

    DPSST also regulates and licenses polygraph examiners, determines sheriff candidates' eligibility to run for office and provides staffing for the Public Safety Memorial Fund. We strive to provide resources and certification programs that public safety officers and local public safety organizations need to maintain the highest professional skill standards, stewardship and service to Oregon's communities and citizens. These services are based at our new, 236-acre academy and extend across the state through a network of regional training coordinators.

    Agency functions are guided by several Oregon Revised Statutes and our authority is defined specifically in Chapter No. 259 of the Oregon Administrative Rules. We are governed by a 24-member Board and six discipline-specific policy committees; we serve more than 35,000 public safety constituents across the state.
Important Program Information Related to COVID-19
 
  • Some staff will be teleworking to the fullest extent possible.  Please e-mail us at dpsst.polygraph@state.or.us.  Those teleworking will receive voicemails; however, may have difficulty responding over the phone.  We appreciate your patience during this state of emergency.
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