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Division 8 Rules

OAR Chapter 259 Division 8 Rules

The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) and the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training (Board), adopt administrative rules that set the minimum standards for employment, training, and certification of criminal justice public safety professionals. These rules help DPPST carry out statutory requirements and act in accordance with the Agency's mission, to promote excellence in public safety.

Proposed, Temporary and Permanent Rule Changes

The following list provides the current and recent rule changes affecting criminal justice public safety professionals.  For all other rule changes and instructions on how to submit comments for a proposed rule change please visit DPSST's Statutes and Rules Page.

This rule change implements the revised Basic Corrections Local Academy curriculum, as approved by the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training on January 25, 2024.

​Amending: OAR 259-008-0085

Effective: May 1, 2024

OAR 259-008-0085 maintains the minimum standards for Board-approved mandated courses. Changes to the subject and hour breakdown for a course require Board approval. This proposed rule change will replace the last Board-approved date with the new Board-approved date for the Basic Corrections Local Academy curriculum. The recommended subject and hour changes are minor and include a shift of one hour of training from one class to another, division of an eight-hour class into two separate four-hour classes, and some class title changes. The subject and hour changes were recommended to improve the course’s time management, content delivery, and alignment with adult learning.

​Amending: OAR 259-008-0085

​Last Day to Comment: June 21, 2024

OAR 259-008-0500 designates the Oregon Accreditation Alliance and the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (commonly known as CALEA) as accrediting bodies for law enforcement agencies. This rule change provides a technical correction to recognize the name change of the Oregon Accreditation Alliance to the Northwest Accreditation Alliance.

​Amending: OAR 259-008-0500

Last Day to Comment: June 21, 2024​