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The DPSST certifies/licenses police officers, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, regulatory specialists (OLCC), telecommunicators (9-1-1), emergency medical dispatchers, criminal justice instructors, private security providers, private investigators and polygraph examiners in the State of Oregon. The agency is also responsible for determining candidates' eligibility to run for office of Sheriff, authorizing federal officers to make arrests pursuant to ORS 133.245, and providing staffing for the Public Safety Memorial Fund and Governor's Commission for the Law Enforcement Medal of Honor. The DPSST works in consultation with public and private safety agencies around the state by providing basic, leadership and specialized training at the 237-acre Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem and regionally throughout the state. The DPSST strives to provide the resources public safety providers and public safety agencies need to maintain the highest skills and provide excellent service to Oregon's communities and citizens.
The agency is governed by a 24-member Board on Public Safety Standards and Training who are responsible for establishing the training and certification standards required to be met and maintained by 43,000 public safety providers throughout the state.
2018 customer SatisfactionSurvey Results
2020 Annual Performance Progress Report
2011-2019 Strategic Plan
DPSST Legislative budget Presentation 2019-2021
2018 Legislative Update
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