Joshua Stedman of the Umatilla Tribal Police Department recently participated in the Basic Police Class at the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training in Salem.
Stedman and classmates from #BP374 graduated from the 16-week course Feb. 16 at Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem. The course topics included firearms, emergency vehicle operations, ethics, cultural diversity, problem solving, community policing, elder abuse, drug recognition and more.
Chief Gerald Moore of the Salem Police Department was the guest speaker and Christopher Sobremonte, an officer with the Sweet Home Police Department, was the class speaker. Family, friends and co-workers celebrated with the graduates during a reception following the ceremony.
The Oregon DPSST is recognized nationally for its innovative training programs. Eriks Gabliks serves as director and Sheriff Jason Myers of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office is the board chairman. For more information, visit www.oregon.gov/dpsst.