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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 proposed rule change considers repeal of the rule. 

​Repealing: OAR 259-008-0069

​Last Day to Comment: September 21, 2022

This proposed rule change sets January 1, 2024, as the date for law enforcement agencies employing police officers to adopt best practice policies for interacting with persons who have experienced trauma. Through HB 2575, the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST), in consultation with the Department of Justice (DOJ), is directed to develop best practices for law enforcement agencies when interacting with persons who have experienced trauma. The best practices must offer alternative options for law enforcement agencies of varying size and resource capacity. DPSST is currently working with DOJ to develop the best practices. The best practices will be available to law enforcement agencies by January 1, 2023. Law enforcement agencies employing police officers will be required to adopt policies for their agency by January 1, 2024.​​

​Adopting: OAR 259-008-0510

​Last Day to Comment: September 21, 2022​

This proposed rule change adds an equity training category to the certification maintenance requirements that apply to all law enforcement officers (including police officers, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, and regulatory specialists). Law enforcement officers will be required to complete a minimum of three hours of equity training in each maintenance cycle. The equity training must include at least one of the four training concepts identified within the rule. The three hours of equity training will be part of the 84 total hours of training that are required every three years.​

​Amending: OAR 259-008-0065​

​Last Day to Comment: September 21, 2022​