Legislative intent and findings
(1)It is the intent of the Legislative Assembly in creating the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training to provide for the coordination of training programs for police officers, certified reserve officers, corrections officers and parole and probation officers and to set standards.
(2)The Legislative Assembly finds that:
(a)Providing high quality training for public safety personnel enhances the quality of public safety services provided to communities, contributes significantly to the safety of public safety officers and reduces state, local and individual liability;
(b)Basic training for public safety personnel provides a consistent foundation of best practices knowledge and skills necessary for public safety officers throughout the state;
(c)Advanced, leadership and continuing training preserve and build on the knowledge and skills acquired during basic training, ensuring that communities continue to have well-trained professional public safety officers;
(d)Advanced, leadership and continuing training should be consistent with recognized best practices while meeting specific local needs; and
(e)Course and instructor accreditation help to ensure that advanced, leadership and continuing training programs are consistent with recognized best practices and are legally sufficient.
(3)The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training may continue to accredit advanced, leadership and continuing training courses and programs consistent with ORS 181A.590 (Certification of instructors). [Subsection (1) formerly 181.700; subsections (2) and (3) formerly 181.639]
Section 181A.405 — Legislative intent and findings,