Oregon Revised Statutes 181.870 Definitions. As used in ORS 181.620, 181.870 to 181.887, 181.991 and 203.090:
(1) “Certification” means recognition by the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training that a private security professional meets all of the qualifications listed in ORS 181.875.
(2) “Executive manager” means a person:
(a) Who is authorized to act on behalf of a company or business in matters of
licensure and certification;
(b) Who is authorized to hire and terminate personnel;
(c) Whose primary responsibility is the management of certified private
security professionals; and
(d) Who has final responsibility for a company’s or business’s compliance with
ORS 181.870 to 181.887.
(3) “Instructor” means any person who has been certified by the department
as meeting the requirements to provide instruction to private security providers or applicants.
(4) “License” means recognition by the department that an executive manager or supervisory manager meets the requirements adopted by the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training as necessary to provide private security services.
(5) “Primary responsibility” means an activity that is fundamental to, and required or expected in, the regular course of employment and is not merely incidental to employment.
(6) “Private security professional” means an individual who performs, as the individual’s primary responsibility, private security services for consideration, regardless of whether the individual, while performing the private security services, is armed or unarmed or wears a uniform or plain clothes, and regardless of whether the individual is employed part-time or full-time to perform private security services.
(7) “Private security provider” means any individual who performs the functions of a private security professional, executive manager, supervisory manager or instructor.
(8) “Private security services” means the performance of at least one of the following activities:
(a) Observing and reporting unlawful activity.
(b) Preventing or detecting theft or misappropriation of goods, money or
other items of value.
(c) Protecting individuals or property, including but not limited to proprietary
information, from harm or misappropriation.
(d) Controlling access to premises being protected.
(e) Securely moving prisoners.
(f) Taking enforcement action by detaining persons or placing persons under
arrest under ORS 133.225.
(g) Providing canine services for guarding premises or for detecting unlawful
devices or substances.
(9) “Supervisory manager” means an employee of or a person supervised by an executive manager who has as a primary responsibility the supervision of certified private security professionals.