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The Covid-19 Emergency and DPSST certification maintenance due during the 2020 calendar year.
Rules Amended: OAR 259-008-0064 & OAR 259-008-0065
Public Safety Professional Denial and Revocation Amending standards and processes, and dividing the rules.
These rule changes amended the public safety professional denial and revocation standards and processes. New rules were adopted to reorganize these amended standards and processes.
Amending: 259-008-0005, 259-008-0010, 259-008-0011 & 259-008-0070. Adopting: 259-008-0310, 259-008-0320, 259-008-0330, 259-008-0340 & 259-008-0400.
Effective: May 1, 2020
Adds requirement for armed parole and probation officers to complete firearms training.
Any parole and probation officer who becomes an armed parole and probation officer on or after July 1, 2020, must complete firearms training. These rule changes include a definition for an armed parole and probation officer and define the Board approved Armed Parole and Probation Course.
Amending: OAR 259-008-0005, 259-008-0020, 259-008-0025 & 259-008-0085.
Effective: May 15, 2020
Adopting provisions for DPSST discretion regarding maintenance and other standards affected by COVID-19 issues.
This rule change addresses Board standards for criminal justice public safety professional certification and maintenance requirements affected by issues related to COVID-19. The adoption of this rule will replace the temporary rules that are currently in effect for OAR 259-008-0064 and 259-008-0065.
Rules Adopted: OAR 259-008-0001
Last day to comment: August 21, 2020
Amends appeal process for student dismissal. Amends process initiating professional standards review.
This rule change amends the student dismissal appeal process. A student will still have the option to appeal the dismissal through the DPSST Director. The option for the employing agency to appeal the dismissal through the Board is removed. This rule change also amends the process for initiation of a professional standards discretionary moral fitness review of the misconduct. The changes result in completion of the professional standards review regardless of the certification or employment status of the dismissed student. Upon dismissal, DPSST certification compliance staff will prepare a case for policy committee review.
Rules Amended: OAR 259-012-0035
Requiring use of legal name as name of record for all DPSST certifications and licenses.
This rule change adds a requirement for the use of a person’s legal name for certification and licensure purposes. While this has been the requirement per DPSST policy and practices, the requirement is not currently included in the administrative rules.
Rules Amended: OAR 259-008-0020, 259-009-0010, 259-020-0120, 259-020-0130, 259-060-0020 & 259-061-0040
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