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DPSST is committed to ensuring Oregon's Public Safety Professionals possess the highest levels of moral fitness and remain above reproach throughout their career. As such, DPSST provides the following resources for background investigators to ensure only the highest quality professionals are entrusted to provide public safety services in Oregon.
DPSST has developed an Agency Background and Psychological Screening Reference Guide to assist agencies in determining background and psychological requirements based on various employment scenarios.
Police, Police Reserves, Corrections, Parole and Probation, Regulatory Specialists
OAR 259-008-0010 defines the minimum standards for employing police officers, police reserves, corrections officers, parole & probation officers, and regulatory specialists which includes conducting a background investigation pursuant to OAR 259-008-0015 and a pre-employment psychological evaluation for police officers and reserves.
Telecommunicators, Emergency Medical Dispatchers
OAR 259-008-0011 defines the minimum standards for employing telecommunicators and emergency medical dispatchers which includes conducting a background investigation pursuant to
The purpose of the National Decertification Index (NDI) is to serve as a national registry of certificate or license revocation actions involving Police or Corrections Officers. The records contained in the NDI are provided by participating state government agencies and should be verified with the contributing authority. DPSST reports revocations of public safety professional certifications to the NDI and serves as Oregon's gatekeeper for Public Safety Agencies to gain access to NDI data.
All records related to DPSST’s professional standards cases are subject to Oregon’s Public Records Law.
The following information is made available in recognition of the importance of ensuring the transparency of DPSST’s professional standards processes:
Violations are punishable by a fine, and are not punishable by a term of imprisonment.
Visit our Professional Standards page for more information.
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