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DPSST employment records are used for the tracking individuals in DPSST certified roles. Agencies must report employment of reserve police officers and public safety professionals in a certified role. 

The Criminal Justice Administrative User Guide has comprehensive explanations of the criminal justice certification processes.

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Leave of Absence



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​Leave Of Absences Explained

When a public safety officer goes on leave of absence different rules apply based on the length of leave and the officer's certification status. 

The definition of Leave of Absence for DPSST purposes means any period of time when a public safety officer is temporarily removed from a certified role.

  • Agencies must submit an F4 personnel action within 10 days of going out on or returning from any kind of leave of absence.
  • DPSST will calculate the length of leave upon the officers return to work.  If the leave is 90 day or more the following apply:
    • Periods of leave cannot count towards creditable service time towards upper levels of certification.
    • If the officer is not yet certified, they will still need to become certified within 18 months (12 months for corrections) of hire.  Agencies can request a 1 year extension.
    • DPSST will automatically extend Maintenance requirements if the leave is over 6 months.
    • Certified Law Enforcement officers must complete 8 hours of firearms or use of force training within 30 days of return from leave.
    • Certified Law Enforcement officers must have current first aid/CPR within 30 days of return from leave.



Recognition of Service Award​
The recognition of service award recognizes Oregon's Police, Corrections, Parole and Probation, Telecommunications and Emergency Medical Dispatch professionals for their years of service to the state of Oregon. 
To maintain the integrity of the award the following criteria must be met:
  • Must be requested by employing agency at time of separation.
  • Must be separated in good standing.
  • Only one award will be issued regardless of re-employment.
  • Must have 20 years Oregon certified service.
    • Periods of leave of absence will not count towards the 20 years.
  • If the separation is due to a permanent disability, must have 5 years full-time Oregon certified service.
    • Periods of leave of absence will not count towards the 5 years.
  • Recognition awards will not be reproduced.
  • Current recognition award contain a Recognition Certificate for the officer and a Certificate of Appreciation to a person of the officer's choosing.