Jackson County Sheriff’s Office employees attend more than 9,000 hours of training on a yearly basis. This includes but is not limited to, Administration, Leadership, Emergency Management, Communications, Civil, Criminal, Corrections, Traffic, Community/Culture, Media Relations, Budget, Records, Medic First Aid/CPR, Investigations, Defensive Tactics, EVOC, Defensive Driving, Firearms, Marine, Search & Rescue, Gangs, SWAT, K9, Dept. Procedures, Marijuana Eradication & Drug Interdiction.
The Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards & Training (DPSST) mandates all certified staff (Police & Corrections) from each law enforcement agency within the state must meet minimum training requirements. Each certified individual operates under a three year DPSST Maintenance cycle. During that cycle, each individual must receive a minimum of 84 training hours. For non-management personnel, 24 of the 84 hours must be in Firearms/Use of Force and the rest can be miscellaneous. For management personnel, 24 must be in Firearms/Use of Force, 24 must be in Leadership and the rest miscellaneous.