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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY STANDARDS AND TRAINING

 

DIVISION 12

OREGON PUBLIC SAFETY ACADEMY 

259-012-0005

Attendance

(1) The Oregon Public Safety Academy is open to all eligible personnel upon application from their employing agencies. All persons attending the courses may live in the dormitories provided, or, with the permission of their department, they may commute to classes. Reasonable fees may be charged to cover operating costs of the Academy for those attending courses that are not mandatory, and for persons not defined as corrections, parole and probation, emergency medical dispatchers, telecommunicators or police officers under ORS 181.610. Additionally, fees may be charged to an agency under the Act if they do not adhere to minimum standards as defined in OAR 259-008-0010. Application for Training (BPSST Form F-5) must be used to apply for mandated courses. Other courses presented at the Oregon Public Safety Academy may be announced through mailed course announcements with response required prior to established deadlines.

(2) Students must obtain permission from their employing agency before attending any optional classes offered at the Academy.

(3) Admission to the Oregon Public Safety Academy may be denied to any person who does not meet the minimum employment standards established by OAR 259-008-0010.

(4) Selection criteria for Academy training courses sponsored by the Department will be as follows:

(a) Mandated Basic Training:

(A) For mandated basic training, first priority for acceptance will be granted to public safety personnel identified under the mandatory provisions of ORS 181.610, 181.640, 181.644, 181.652, 181.653, and 181.665;

(B) Second priority will be granted to persons from public or private safety agencies who are not identified under the mandatory provisions of ORS 181.610, 181.640, 181.644, 181.652, 181.653, and 181.665;

(C) Third priority will be granted to persons from other public or non-public agencies or organizations. These decisions will be made after reviewing course content, candidates' job assignments, and following established Department policy.

(b) Executive Level Training:

(A) First priority for acceptance into executive level courses will be granted to command officers identified under the mandatory provisions of ORS 181.610, 181.640, 181.644, 181.652, 181.653, and 181.665;

(B) Second priority will be granted to command officers from other public or private safety agencies;

(C) Third priority will be granted to persons identified under the mandatory provisions of ORS 181.610, 181.640, 181.644, 181.652, 181.653, and 181.665 and are not command officers;

(D) Fourth priority will be granted to persons from other public or private safety agencies who are not command officers;

(E) Fifth priority will be granted to persons from other public or non-public agencies or organizations. These decisions will be made after reviewing candidates' job assignments and following established Department policy.

(c) Advanced and Specialized Training:

(A) First priority for acceptance into advanced and specialized courses will be granted to public safety personnel identified under the mandatory provisions of ORS 181.610, 181.640, 181.644, 181.652, 181.653, and 181.665, except as noted in paragraph (D) of this subsection;

(B) Second priority will be granted to persons from other public or private safety agencies;

(C) Third priority will be granted to persons from other public or non-public agencies or organizations. These decisions will be made after reviewing candidates' job assignments and following established Department policy;

(D) Acceptance criteria for certain specialized courses will vary from these listed priorities due to the specific nature of the courses, or special entrance criteria established by the Department or a co-sponsoring organization or agency.

[ED. NOTE: Forms referenced are available from the agency.]

Stat. Auth.: ORS 181.640
Stats. Implemented: ORS 181.640
Hist.: PS 1-1983, f. & ef. 12-15-83; PS 1-1985, f. & ef. 4-24-85; PS 1-1990, f. & cert. ef. 2-7-90; PS 2-1995, f. & cert. ef. 9-27-95; PS 10-1997(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 11-5-97; BPSST 1-1998, f. & cert. ef. 5-6-98; BPSST 2-1998(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-6-98 thru 6-30-98; BPSST 3-1998, f. & cert. ef. 6-30-98; DPSST 8-2006(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 6-9-06 thru 12-1-06; DPSST 17-2006, f. & cert. ef. 11-20-06; DPSST 4-2013, f. & cert. ef. 1-24-13

259-012-0010

Standards of Conduct

(1) All students must report to the Academy at the time designated in the course announcement or the Department's letter accepting their attendance to a specific course, unless prior arrangements have been made with Academy staff.

(2) All students must adhere to the Department's rules and regulations governing student conduct. The student rules and regulations will be made available to:

(a) All students during initial orientation; and

(b) The public through electronic transmission or internet access.

(3) Any person residing at the Academy or attending specialized or advanced courses is prohibited from possessing weapons, including firearms and chemical agents, in the dormitory sleeping areas.

(4) In addition to these rules, all persons attending classes at the Academy shall be held accountable to the provisions of the Criminal Justice Code of Ethics or equivalent discipline specific Code of Ethics and the current Student Rules and Regulations

Stat. Auth.: ORS 181.640
Stats. Implemented: ORS 181.640
Hist.: PS 1-1983, f. & ef. 12-15-83; PS 1-1985, f. & ef. 4-24-85; PS 1-1990, f. & cert. ef. 2-7-90; PS 2-1995, f. & cert. ef. 9-27-95; PS 10-1997(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 11-5-97; BPSST 1-1998, f. & cert. ef. 5-6-98; BPSST 2-1998(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-6-98 thru 6-30-98; BPSST 3-1998, f. & cert. ef. 6-30-98; BPSST 6-2001, f. & cert. ef. 8-22-01; DPSST 8-2006(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 6-9-06 thru 12-1-06; DPSST 17-2006, f. & cert. ef. 11-20-06

259-012-0035

Penalties

(1) A person attending any course as a student or other participant, or a person residing at the Academy for any purpose, is subject to the rules which have been promulgated by the Department. The rules will be posted in a prominent location at the Academy. All persons attending the Academy will be expected to be knowledgeable of and to conform their conduct to the standards set forth in the rules.

(2) Failure to comply with the rules may result in the person being dismissed from the Academy, suspended from participating in Academy activities, or any other disciplinary action deemed appropriate. A student dismissed from the Academy or suspended from Academy participation for conduct or behavior in violation of the rules may not be given training credit or credit for completion of the course in which that student was enrolled. Any decision to withhold credit will be subject to Department approval.

(3) Any alleged violation of these rules, wherein a formal written report is made, shall be communicated to the student's department administrator by the DPSST staff. All disciplinary actions shall be made in accordance with the Oregon Public Safety Academy Student Rules and Regulations.

(4) Dismissal, suspension, or other disciplinary action may be ordered by the Director, or any DPSST staff delegated that authority.

(a) If a student is to be dismissed from the Academy, the student may request a meeting with the Director and present written evidence on his/her behalf.

(b) If the Director, or designee, upholds the dismissal, the student's employer may appeal the Director's decision to the Board within 30 days of the dismissal. The appeal must be in writing and state the employer's reason for disagreeing with the dismissal.

(A) If the student's employer does not appeal the student's dismissal within 30 days, the dismissal is final.

(B) If the Board upholds the student's dismissal, the dismissal is final.

(c) Eligibility to return to the Academy following a final dismissal is subject to the provisions of this rule. This applies whether the Board upholds a dismissal or an employer fails to appeal a student's dismissal within 30 days.

(d) If the Board upholds the Department's dismissal, or an employer fails to appeal a student's dismissal within 30 days, any student coursework previously completed in a Basic Course will not be considered to have been successfully completed. If the student is determined to be eligible to return to the Academy, the entire course must be retaken and successfully completed for credit toward certification.

(e) If the Board overturns the Department's dismissal, the student will be eligible to return to the Academy to attend a subsequent Academy class if the employer submits a new Application for Training. If the Department determines training effectiveness would not be compromised, the student may be allowed to complete only the remaining coursework not previously completed due to the dismissal.

(f) Following any dismissal from the Academy, the Department will review a student's file and all materials relating to the dismissal to determine whether the student's conduct should be reviewed by the appropriate Policy Committee and Board for possible violation of the minimum standards for public safety officers. The provisions of OAR 259-008-0070 (Denial and Revocation) will apply.

(A) If Policy Committee and Board review is required, the student will remain ineligible to return to the Academy until the Board makes a determination regarding denial or revocation of a student's certification.

(B) A student will remain ineligible to return to the Academy pending any contested case proceeding initiated under the provisions of OAR 259-008-0070.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 181.640
Stats. Implemented: ORS 181.640
Hist.: PS 1-1983, f. & ef. 12-15-83; PS 1-1985, f. & ef. 4-24-85; PS 1-1990, f. & cert. ef. 2-7-90; PS 2-1995, f. & cert. ef. 9-27-95; PS 10-1997(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 11-5-97; BPSST 1-1998, f. & cert. ef. 5-6-98; BPSST 2-1998(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-6-98 thru 6-30-98; BPSST 3-1998, f. & cert. ef. 6-30-98; DPSST 4-2004, f. & cert. ef. 4-23-04; DPSST 8-2006(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 6-9-06 thru 12-1-06; DPSST 17-2006, f. & cert. ef. 11-20-06; DPSST 5-2007(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-15-07 thru 8-3-07; DPSST 8-2007, f. & cert. ef. 7-30-07

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