Category Archives: Dept. Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST)

Local 911 operators to graduate from Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem

The Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training has announced the graduation of the 116th Basic Telecommunications Class. The graduation will take place at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 15, at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem. Source: Local 911 operators to graduate from Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem | Local News | […]
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The High Cost Of Dissent In Grant County

A career police officer claims to be the latest target of an activist sheriff. Source: The High Cost Of Dissent In Grant County

After-hours incident in dorm of state’s basic police academy leaves recruit hospitalized with serious injuries

A Portland police recruit remains hospitalized with a broken vertebra, eye socket and arm after he was injured last week in the dormitory of the state police academy during an apparent impromptu after-hours workout with other students. An initial report to academy staff by one of the students indicated recruits were trying out their defensive […]
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State panel recommends penalties for ex-Portland police commander, sergeant

A state committee has recommended revoking for 10 years the police certification of former Portland police Cmdr. Steven Jones, who drove drunk while on call in a police SUV and crashed into a light pole. Jones eventually resigned instead of being fired. Source: State panel recommends penalties for ex-Portland police commander, sergeant – oregonlive.com

Grant County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Arrested By Oregon State Police

Oregon State Police arrested a Grant County Sheriff’s Office deputy Monday on suspicion of attempted rape, child neglect and assault. Source: Grant County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Arrested By Oregon State Police

Portland cop’s past membership in extremist Facebook groups raises questions about how to track offensive social media use 

Eric Salmestrelli posted numerous times in one group that spread anti-government conspiracies and joined another that supported the sharing of Islamophobic content. Before he was hired as a Portland police officer, Eric Salmestrelli posted numerous times in an extremist Facebook group — making him one of hundreds of current or retired cops doing the same […]
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Grant County Sheriff Glenn Palmer Facing Ethics Complaint Rescinds Resignation, Vows To Run Again

A sheriff in eastern Oregon who announced he would resign the day after being notified of an ethics complaint against him, now says he will stay on the job and seek reelection for a sixth term. Grant County Sheriff Glenn Palmer told county officials at a public meeting last week he would quit. But he […]
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Police shot during traffic stops rare; each stop far from ‘routine’

Traffic stops encourage driver safety and get real criminals off the street. Local patrol officers may average one or two per shift if they work days or swing and as many as five on graveyard, according to Lt. Treven Upkes, a Salem Police Department spokesman. Source: Police shot during traffic stops rare; each stop far from […]
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Scappoose police shakeup prompts state probe

‘The case is in its very early stages,’ a DPSST official noted. ‘It may take considerable time to be resolved’ An email distributed to the Scappoose City Council, police chief and assorted media Tuesday, April 30, alleges a recently fired police sergeant had inappropriate relations with a female recruit at a time when she was […]
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Turner police chief, administrator sued by Marion County deputy, wife

What started a year ago as a federal lawsuit against Turner’s police chief by a former officer has multiplied into a second suit, a Marion County Sheriff’s investigation and potentially career-ending complaints to Oregon’s police oversight agency. Former Turner officers Larissa “Lacey” White and Christopher White and Chief Don Taylor have, at various times, requested formal investigations of each other’s conduct. Source: Turner police chief, […]
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