Graduation for the 44 newest Oregon State Police (OSP) recruits is set for Friday at 1 p.m. Oct. 2 at the Oregon Public Safety Academy (OPSA) in Salem.
OSP said the day represents the culmination of 26-weeks of intensive police training these recruits have undergone and is the basis for which they will begin their law enforcement careers.
On Feb. 14, the 44 recruits began an intensive four week pre-academy training before earning their OSP badge. All but 12 of these recruits, having lateraled to the department from other agencies, attended the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) Academy at OPSA as a part of basic police class 350 (BP350), earning top honors from DPSST throughout. After completing the Basic Police Academy all 44 recruits returned for the six-week OSP post-academy.
The recruits will be assigned to the state in the following divisions and geographic locations:
- Central Point Area Command – 1 Patrol
- Coos Bay Area Command – 4 Patrol
- Gold Beach Worksite – 2 Patrol
- Grants Pass Area Command – 4 Patrol
- Hermiston Worksite – 1 Patrol
- Klamath Falls Area Command – 6 Patrol
- La Grande Area Command – 1 Patrol
- Lakeview Worksite – 1 Patrol
- Newport Area Command – 1 Fish and Wildlife
- North Plains Worksite – 1 Patrol
- Oakridge Worksite – 1 Patrol
- Ontario Area Command – 2 Patrol
- Pendleton Patrol – 1 Patrol
- Portland Area Command – 5 Patrol
- Salem Area Command – 5 Patrol
- Springfield Area Command – 3 Patrol
- St. Helens Worksite – 1 Patrol
- The Dalles Area Command – 3 Patrol
- Tillamook Worksite – 1 Fish and Wildlife
The Oregon State Police is a full-service public safety agency providing diverse services to the citizens of Oregon. The mission is to enhance livability and safety by protecting the people, property, and natural resources of the state.
To realize the vision and accomplish the mission OSP objectives are to be there (be ready and able to respond to the increasing needs of Oregonians); prevent harm (engage in vigilant enforcement of laws and regulations while making Oregon’s roadways safe and reducing our citizen’s exposure to crime, fire and disasters); and, support Oregon communities by providing specialized services and assistance throughout Oregon in support of the statewide public safety infrastructure.