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

New report shows disciplinary actions against over 60 Oregon police officers

Oregon has taken disciplinary action against more than 60 law enforcement officers in the last three years. That’s according to new data from the Department of Public Safety and Standards. The department released the report this week, which looks at 180 police officers or applicants and their eligibility for certification from August 1st of 2017 […]
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Oregon lawmakers ponder split opinions on police practices

Citizens back restrictions, but sheriffs say the draft bills go too far or are impractical. Lawmakers pondered a chasm of opinions as they consider bills for the 2021 session about how police practices should be changed in Oregon. Source: Oregon lawmakers ponder split opinions on police practices

Disciplinary action taken against 67 officers since 2017, Oregon DPSST says

Officials with the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training announced a three-year review of police accountability on Tuesday. They said since August 1, 2017, 180 police officers or police officer applicants have had their eligibility for certifications reviewed. RELATED| Why are police misconduct complaints largely shielded from public view? According to DPSST, 23 […]
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Wildfire Season: Guard prepares

Firefighters across Columbia County are bracing for the summer and fall wildfire season just ahead. And the local crews will likely have assistance from the Oregon National Guard if the season heats up dramatically. Source: Photos / Wildfire Season: Guard prepares | News | thechronicleonline.com

Our View: Police public records reform a boon 

  Pressure from the public and efforts of Oregon legislators pushed the state to publish an online database to track public safety officers whose certifications have been denied, suspended or revoked. The database is online here: www.oregon.gov/dpsst/CJ/Pages/Revocations.aspx. The downside is the information only goes back to June 30, when the bill became law. Source: Our View: […]
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Editorial: Call for police reform leads to change in police records

Thanks to pressure by the public and the efforts of Oregon legislators, the state now has published an online database to track public safety officers who have had their certification denied, suspended or revoked. The publication of the database will help prevent law enforcement agencies in Oregon and elsewhere from hiring people who may not […]
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Addressing discontent — Local governments’ handle on citizens’ complaints

La Grande mayoral candidate Alex McHaddad wants citizens to have more opportunity to voice their concerns to city hall. “If you have a problem with how the city works, you should have a place to say that,” McHaddad said. “I hear businesses complain about the red tape. And we need to know who our police […]
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Oregon, other states putting names of ousted police online

The web site includes a spreadsheet with the names of decertified officers going back to 1971. Source: Oregon, other states putting names of ousted police online

Oregon publishes list of 1,700 police officers who have been banned from working in the state

As protesters around the country call for police reform following the death of Geroge Floyd, Oregon has released a list of more than 1,000 police officers who have been banned from working in law enforcement in the state. Source: Oregon publishes list of 1,700 police officers who have been banned from working in the state

Oregon, other states putting names of ousted police online

In the aftermath of the death of George Floyd in police custody, Oregon has released the names of over 1,700 officers whose transgressions over the past 50 years were so serious that they were banned from working in law enforcement in the state. The online posting last week came after the state Legislature created a […]
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