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Private Security Program

In an effort to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in Oregon and protect employees and the public, the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training will be changing the way it provides services at its Salem campus effective immediately. Offices will remain open and staff can be reached by email or phone during regular business hours, but in-person interactions between staff and the public will be by appointment only.

DPSST's Private Security Program provides training and licensing services to its constituents in an industry-initiated effort to enhance professionalism among member-businesses and employees who provide services in the state of Oregon.

The program works together with its policy committee members and the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training to establish professional standards, provide training to assist constituents in meeting these standards and enforce licensure and certification requirements for private security professionals and private investigators.

Checking on your application status?

Today is 6/17/2020 and the Program is currently processing applications and forms received on:

*Individuals may be eligible to work on a temporary work permit for 120 days.  If you have been issued a temporary work permit, check to make certain it is still valid. If your temporary work permit is about to expire, a subsequent temporary work permit may be issued by the employing manager after contacting the DPSST and receiving approval. Those individuals that are employed and applied for renewal more than 30 days prior to expiration, please check the expiration of your certification, you may be eligible to submit a temporary work permit.

COVID-19 Information:

  • Some staff will be teleworking. Those teleworking will receive voicemails; however, may have difficulty responding over the phone.  We appreciate your patience during this state of emergency.

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