A handful of local law enforcement personnel will graduate from the Oregon Public Safety Academy.

Dalton Garcia, Taylor Wasserman and Thomas Way, all of the Morrow County Sheriff’s Office, and Itzel Sanguino Claustor of the Umatilla Police Department are finishing up with the 16-week Basic Police Class. The ceremony is Friday, Dec. 7 at 11 a.m. at the academy, 4190 Aumsville Highway S.E., Salem. The public is invited to attend and congratulate the members of Basic Police #BP383. A reception will follow.

The Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training course includes such topics as survival skills, firearms, ethics, cultural diversity, community policing, elder abuse and drug recognition.

The academy is recognized nationally for its innovative training programs. Eriks Gabliks is the director and Sheriff Jason Myers of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office serves as board chairman. For more information, visit www.oregon.gov/dpsst.

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