SALEM — Dispatcher Rachael Haller of the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office recently completed a course with the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training.

Haller and her classmates graduated from Basic Telecommunications #BT116 Nov. 15 during a ceremony at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem. Marcela Haack, the city of Grants Pass 911 operations manager, served as guest speaker.

The three-week course included emergency call handling techniques, stress management, ethics, criminal law, and an overview of fire-rescue and law enforcement operations. Upon completion of the course, students will return to their agencies for continued training with a field training officer.

DPSST provides training to more than 25,000 students each year throughout Oregon and at the Salem campus. For more information, visit www.oregon.gov/dpsst.

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