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Changes to the Background Investigation Standards and Pre-employment Psychological Evaluation Standards.
These rule changes are effective July 1, 2023. OAR 259-008-0015 applies to background investigations initiated on or after July 1, 2023. OAR 259-008-0010 (11) applies to law enforcement officers and reserve officers hired on or after July 1, 2023. OAR 259-008-0011 applies to telecommunicators and emergency medical dispatchers hired on or after January 1, 2024. Law enforcement units and public and private safety agencies may implement these standards prior to the effective date.
Please visit the DPSST Criminal Justice Background Resources webpage for additional resources.
Background Checklist Form
Applicant Personal History Questionnaire Form
Note: The rules and the question list have been revised since the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and the public comment period. Please do not use any previous copies of the proposed rule changes or the question list to update your agency policies, procedures, or forms.
Amending: OAR 259-008-0010, 259-008-0011, 259-008-0015, and 259-008-0080
Effective: July 1, 2023
Amending student performance measures for the Basic Police Course.
This rule change removed the requirement to have a minimum cumulative quiz score of 75% from the requirements of the Basic Police Course. Students will still be required to meet the minimum of 75% on the midterm and the final.
Amending: OAR 259-008-0085
Effective: October 26, 2023
Codifying Board Approval of Revisions to the DPSST Basic Corrections Local Course (2024)
This proposed rule change will prepare for the Board’s approval and the Department’s implementation of the revised Basic Corrections Local Academy curriculum in 2024.
Last Day to Comment: December 21, 2023
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