Northwest Occupational Medicine Center

Excellence Since 1972

Public Safety

Our Public Safety Program has served the law enforcement and fire fighting community since 1992.

The program was founded by Richard Newman, Ph.D in 1992. Dr. Newman, in addition to his work as a psychologist, served as a Reserve Deputy Sheriff with Clackamas County Sheriff’s Department for a number of years.

Our Public Safety Program offers pre-employment, post-offer medical and psychological assessments for law enforcement officers, emergency dispatchers, parole and probations officers and fire fighters for approximately 35 different agencies in Oregon.

Professional Affiliations include membership in the following:

We are guided by the International Association of Chief of Police (IACP) Pre-Employment Psychological Guidelines revised in 2014, the Americans with Disablity Act and EEOC Guidelines.

Additionally we offer individual confidential counseling for police officers or fire fighters who may have been involved in traumatic incidents and require specialized counseling services.