Two Grant County law enforcement personnel in DPSST police class

SALEM – The Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training is announcing the graduation of its 404th Basic Police Class. Two Grant County law enforcement officers are in the training. Deputy Sheriff Savannah Wyllie with the Grant County Sheriff’s Office as well as John Day Police Officer Travis Piercy are in the 16-week training that includes survival skills, firearms, cultural diversity, drug recognition, and dozens of other subjects. Basic Police Class 404 will graduate during a private ceremony at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem, on Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 1:30 p.m.

Find the full release from the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training below:

The Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) is pleased to announce the graduation of its 404th Basic Police Class.

The Basic Police Class is 16-weeks in length and includes dozens of training areas including survival skills, firearms, emergency vehicle operations, ethics, cultural diversity, problem solving, community policing, elder abuse, drug recognition, and dozens of other subjects.

Basic Police Class 404 will graduate during a private ceremony at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem, Oregon on Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 1:30 p.m.

Due to the COVID 19 pandemic and the need for social distancing the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training regrets that this ceremony will be closed to the public. However, we would like to publicly congratulate Basic Police #BP404 on their successful completion of basic training

Graduating members of BP 404:

Police Officer Jacob Adams

Forest Grove Police Department

Police Officer April Allen

Portland Police Bureau

Police Officer Cole Bateman

West Linn Police Department

Police Officer Jeremy Carlson

Portland Police Bureau

Police Officer Matthew Dungey

Lake Oswego Police Department

Police Officer Evan Dunham

West Linn Police Department

Police Officer Lashaun Emile

Corvallis Police Department

Police Officer Abraham Felix

Newport Police Department

Deputy Sheriff Jordan Ferguson

Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office

Police Officer Kyle Fields

Roseburg Police Department

Police Officer Dayna Groder

Astoria Police Department

Deputy Sheriff Jack Hayden

Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office

Deputy Sheriff Justin Hobson

Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office

Police Officer Almedina Javor

Columbia River Inter-Tribal Police Department

Deputy Sheriff Christopher Kammel

Jackson County Sheriff’s Office

Police Officer Michael King

Forest Grove Police Department

Police Officer Jonathan McNichols

Salem Police Department

Police Officer Jeremy Mitchell

Salem Police Department

Police Officer Travis Piercy

John Day Police Department

Deputy Sheriff Zane Rise

Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office

Police Officer Kayla Roberts

Junction City Police Department

Police Officer Craig Robinson

Milton-Freewater Police Department

Police Officer Karina Robles

Portland Police Bureau

Police Officer Jimmy Ruiz

Hillsboro Police Department

Police Officer Peyton Sassaman

Corvallis Police Department

Deputy Sheriff Brigg Savage

Josephine County Sheriff’s Office

Deputy Sheriff Christopher Sebastian

Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office

Police Officer Dylan Shairs

Portland Police Bureau

Police Officer Taylor Shelton

The Dalles Police Department

Deputy Sheriff Nathaniel Sherman

Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office

Deputy Sheriff Benjamin Spence

Lake County Sheriff’s Office

Police Officer Tyler Takagi

Warm Springs Police Department

Police Officer Joe Turnham

Rogue River Police Department

Deputy Sheriff Joseph Voelker

Clatsop County Sheriff’s Office

Police Officer Adam Wetzsteon

Portland Police Bureau

Deputy Sheriff Kyle Wolfe

Josephine County Sheriff’s Office

Deputy Sheriff Savannah Wyllie

Grant County Sheriff’s Office

## Background Information on the 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.  Les Hallman serves as the Interim 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.