|Officer McClure with DPSST staff / Submitted photo|
On September 8, Officer McClure graduated the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) Police Academy in Salem. Graduation comes at the end of 17 weeks of training. Officer McClure received the Academic Achievement Award, which is given to the student in the class with the highest cumulative grade. Officer McClure graduated with a 97.6 overall percentage.
We are happy to be getting him back. Now, an additional 17 weeks of field training begins. During this time, Officer McClure will be working with three different Police Training Officers, who will be coaching and evaluating him.
Officer McClure was hired in April of this year and left for the Academy shortly after that. Officer McClure replaced an officer who retired on December 31, 2016. The amount of time it takes to recruit adequately, test, hire, and then train a police officer is significant. The lengthy process is intended to make certain the best candidates are hired and only the officers who satisfactorily complete training are released to solo patrol status. For brand new officers, this process takes approximately one year.
Your Redmond Police Department is dedicated to making Redmond the safest community in Oregon. Recruiting and hiring only the best helps us reach this vision.
Congratulations Officer McClure, and WELCOME BACK!
|Chief Tarbet and Officer McClure / Submitted photo|