For the past 20 years the DPSST agency has been housed in facilities at Western Oregon University and is now moving to its own 212-acre campus facility in Salem, the state capitol.
Lloyd Lowry, Director of Information Services Division for DPSST stated, "The DPSST is pleased to have the opportunity to work with InterNetwork Experts, a partner with the experience and breadth of technical skill to accomplish all aspects of our implementation.
Andy Cadwell, Regional Vice President for InterNetwork Experts' Northwest region, commented, "We are pleased to have been selected by DPSST for this important project.
Prior to deploying to the fire lines, Guard members took part in a five-day training course at DPSST
Under state law, private security workers aren't required to obtain a DPSST
card if their responsibilities involve taking tickets, working as ushers or parking attendants, or assisting with general supervision of an event.
Smith, meanwhile, relinquished his state police certification prior to a DPSST
investigation, which prevents him from working as a sworn police officer.
He applied to do so, DPSST
certification supervisor Marilyn Lorrance said , but the agency was unable to accept his application because it lacked the required "signature of the hiring authority" - something impossible for Counts to obtain during the stand-off between members of Oakland's two-woman 2006 City Council.
Deputy Director Eriks Gabliks said the new facility will be able to train more recruits more efficiently.
6 continuing education credits through Southwestern Oregon Community College or receive DPSST