18 OSP Recruits Graduate from Basic Training

Eighteen OSP recruits graduated Friday from basic police training in Salem. Among the graudates is Trooper Kurtis Hansen will be assigned to Hermiston.

Eighteen Oregon State Police (OSP) recruit troopers, along with 11 recruit officers from other law enforcement agencies, graduated Friday, Aug. 16 from the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) Basic Police training program. The graduation ceremony took place in Salem at the Oregon Public Safety Academy located at 4190 Aumsville Highway.

The 29 total recruit graduating officers included 18 OSP recruit troopers, 7 city police recruit officers, 2 county sheriff recruit deputies, and two tribal law enforcement recruit officers. Their graduation marked the successful completion of the 16-week training program for Basic Police Class 337.

The 18 OSP recruit troopers are scheduled for assignments at the following locations:

• Recruit Trooper Kurtis Hansen – Hermiston Work Site
• Recruit Trooper Peter Anderson – OSP Klamath Falls Area Command
• Recruit Trooper Richard Anderson – OSP Portland Area Command
• Recruit Trooper Thomas Andreazzi – Lakeview Work Site
• Recruit Trooper Jonathan Boggs – La Grande Area Command
• Recruit Trooper Andrea Borraggine – Central Point Area Command
• Recruit Trooper Elias Breen – Salem Area Command
• Recruit Trooper Eli Friesen – Salem Area Command
• Recruit Trooper Michael Kendoll – Portland Area Command
• Recruit Trooper Bryan Kolacz – Springfield Area Command
• Recruit Trooper Wesley Linhart – Pendleton Area Command
• Recruit Trooper Mac Marshall – Portland Area Command
• Recruit Trooper Matthew Moran – The Dalles Area Command
• Recruit Trooper Matthew Newby – The Dalles Area Command
• Recruit Trooper Jason Schaffner – The Dalles Area Command
• Recruit Trooper Matthew Schmidt – Government Camp Work Site
• Recruit Trooper Timothy Schuette – Baker City Work Site
• Recruit Trooper Scott Severson – Newport Area Command

The graduating OSP recruit troopers began their academy-based training March 17, 2013, when they reported for an initial four-week OSP pre-academy training program. They then joined the city, county, and tribal recruit officers for the 16-week Basic Police training program from which they are graduating. The OSP recruit troopers will report for a brief period of field training at their assigned offices and then return back to DPSST for a six-week of OSP Post-Academy training program.

The Basic Police Class No. 337 graduation ceremony marked the completion of the Basic Police training for the multi-agency integrated class facilitated by DPSST, which provides statutorily-required basic training to newly hired city police officers, county sheriff’s deputies and OSP troopers.

Anyone interested in future potential hiring opportunities to become an Oregon State Police Trooper may obtain more information at the OSP recruiting website or call the OSP Training / Sworn Applicant Processing Section at (503) 378-4175.