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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.

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    Welcome to the 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. 

    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. 
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Information for Instr​uctors

DPSST Budget Information

Legislative Update Information

2018 Legislative Update

Save Water Inside the Home

Save Water Outside the Home

Save Water on the Ranch or Farm



Criminal Justice Forms

Fire Forms

Private Security Forms

Private Investigator Forms

Professional Standards Complaint
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Graduation Dates & Times
Governor's Law Enforcement Medal of Honor





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