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This building on a large campus southeast of Salem houses the central offices of the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

This building on a large campus southeast of Salem houses the central offices of the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

Present Duties

The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) is the home of the Oregon Public Safety Academy. The agency began in 1961 as the Board on Police Standards and Training and, in 1991, expanded to encompass other public safety disciplines and become the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training. In 1997, the agency became the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training.


Our mission is to promote excellence in public safety by delivering quality training and developing professional standards for police, fire, corrections, parole and probation, and telecommunications personnel. We also license private security providers and private investigators in Oregon.


DPSST regulates and licenses polygraph examiners, determines sheriff candidates’ eligibility to run for office, and provides staffing for the Public Safety Memorial Fund. The department provides resources and certification programs that public safety officers and local public safety organizations need to maintain the highest professional standards and most effective services for Oregon’s communities and citizens. These programs are based at the 235-acre academy and extend across the state through a network of regional training coordinators.


The agency serves more than 35,000 public safety constituents across the state. DPSST is mostly funded by criminal fines and assessments and employs 146 full-time and more than 300 part-time employees.

 

Agency Subdivisions

Information about this agency's divisions, offices, programs, etc.

 

Contact Information

Mailing Address: 4190 Aumsville Hwy. SE, Salem 97317
Telephone: 503-378-2100
Fax: 503-378-4600
General Email: oregon.dpsst@state.or.us
Contact: Eriks Gabliks, Director
Administrative Rules Coordinator Email: Sharon Huck
Records Officer Email: Marilyn Lorance
Staff Directory from Oregon.gov
Location Map: by Yahoo! Maps


Legal and Legislative Information

Statutory Authority: ORS 181.610–181.991, 206.010–206.015, 243.950–243.974, 703.010– 703.325
Budget Analysis (PDF) - by Legislative Fiscal Office
Audit Reports - select agency from menu


Records, Publications and General Information

Records Retention Schedule (PDF) - a list of the public records kept at the agency
State Library Publications - a link to the Oregon State Library Catalog