9-1-1 Operators to Graduate from Oregon Public Safety Academy / DPSST

By on Thursday, September 30th, 2021 in Eastern/Southeast Oregon News More Top Stories

The Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) is pleased to announce the graduation of its 126th Basic Telecommunications Class. 

The three-week course includes emergency call handling techniques, stress management, civil liability, ethics, criminal law, overview of fire-rescue and law enforcement operations, and a number of other topics. Upon completion of the course, students will return to their employing agency to continue their training for a number of months with a field training officer. 

The 9-1-1 training program began in 1993 when the Oregon Legislative Assembly enacted legislation which requires that individuals who receive emergency calls for assistance from the public, meet professional standards for training and certification. There are approximately 950 men and women across the state who work in this profession in city, county, tribal, regional, and state public safety communications centers. 

Basic Telecommunications #BT126 Graduation will be held at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, October 8, 2021, at the Oregon Public Safety Academy, in Salem, Oregon. Telephone: 503-378-2100.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the need for social distancing, the graduation will be closed to the public.  However, we would like to publicly congratulate Basic Telecommunications Class #BT 126 for a successful completion of their Basic Training.

Graduating Members of Basic Telecommunications Class # BT126:

Dispatcher Adriana Aguilera-Anderson

Oregon State Police

Dispatcher Katelyn Annis

Oregon State Police

Dispatcher Brandon Bloom    

Corvallis Police Department

Dispatcher Samantha Daniels 

Lincoln City Police Department

Dispatcher Adloma Evans      

Toledo Police Department

Dispatcher Poonamjit Gomez 

Oregon State Police

Dispatcher Eva Kendoll          

Oregon State Police

Dispatcher Amanda McCollister        

Oregon State Police

Dispatcher Karee Miller         

Prineville Police Department

Dispatcher Christa Moss         

Linn County Sheriff’s Office

Dispatcher Matthew Musselman        

Corvallis Police Department

Dispatcher Haley Saccente     

Coos Bay Police Department

Dispatcher Rachel Scanlon     

Oregon State Police

Dispatcher Sara Thun 

Tillamook County 911

Dispatcher Rebecca Valentin 

Brookings Police Department

Dispatcher Morgan Wachal    

Prineville Police Department

Dispatcher Frank Wilson        

Columbia 9-1-1 Communications District 


## Background Information on the BPSST and DPSST ## 

The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) operates the Oregon Public Safety Academy which spans more than 235 acres in Salem. The Academy is nationally recognized for its innovative training programs and active stakeholder involvement.  Jerry Granderson serves as the Director and Darren Bucich, Chief of McKenzie Fire & Rescue serves as the Chair of the Board. The department implements minimum standards established by the Board for the training and certification of more than 40,000 city, tribal, county and state law enforcement officers, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, fire service personnel, telecommunicators, emergency medical dispatchers and private security providers. 

DPSST provides training to more than 25,000 students each year throughout Oregon and at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem, certifies qualified officers at various levels from basic through executive; certifies qualified instructors; and reviews and accredits training programs throughout the state based on standards established by the Board.