To all DPSST Unarmed Instructors;
The Private Security Investigator Policy Committee (PSIPC) met on November 18, 2014, and reviewed all public comments received in regards to the proposed private security professional unarmed classroom and renewal hours and subsequent significant fiscal impact to private security constituents. After much discussion, the PSIPC determined that increasing the private security professional basic course from 8 hours of instruction and four hours of assessments to 14 hours of instruction including assessments was appropriate.
The PSIPC also decided that increasing the refresher course from four hours to 14 hours was not appropriate, due to the significant fiscal impact to private security constituents. The PSIPC recommended that the current four-hour refresher course continue until a refresher course based on the new curriculum is developed, to be delivered within the four-hour minimum time-frame.
Current Basic classroom – 8 hours, assessment – 4 hours (12 hours total)
Proposed Basic training – 14 hours, includes assessments (14 hours total)
Current Refresher training – 4 hours
Proposed Refresher training – 4 hours
This amended proposed rule change will be presented to the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training (Board) on January 22, 2015. If approved by the Board, DPSST will begin the rulemaking process by filing the proposed amendments to OAR 259-060-0010, 259-060-0060, 259-060-0120, and 259-060-0135 with the Secretary of State on or before February 15, 2015.
There will be another public comment period on this amended proposed rule change from March 1 to March 23, 2015. DPSST will send out advanced notice to all interested parties with information on how to make public comment. All public comments received will be reviewed by the PSIPC and the Board prior to any permanent rule filing.