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Statutes and 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 private security public safety professionals. These rules help DPSST carry out statutory requirements and act in accordance with the Agency's mission, to promote excellence in public safety.

OAR Chapter 259 Division 60 Rules

Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) 259-060

ORS Chapter 181A.840 Private Security Providers

Oregon Revised Statues (ORS) 181A Private Security Service Providers

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Proposed, Temporary and Permanent Rule Changes

The following list provides the current and recent rule changes related to private security 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.

Division 60 - Private Security

​Correcting the fees for the Private Security Certification and Licensure Program.


The Private Security Certification and Licensure Program fee increases were not reviewed during the 2022 Legislative Session. This means the fee increases are automatically rescinded. (DPSST adopted the fee increases in a permanent rule change effective January 1, 2022, but delayed collection of the fee increases until after the 2022 Legislative Session.) This temporary rule changes the fees provided in OAR 259-060-0500 back to the fees in effect before the permanent rule change that was effective January 1, 2022. In the next few weeks DPSST will submit a new proposed rule change for the Private Security Certification and Licensure Program fee increases.

Amending: OAR 259-060-0500

​Effective: March 10, 2022 through September 5, 2022​

Division 60 - Private Security

​Adopting Rules for Senate Bill 116: Private Security Equipment, Vehicles, Uniforms and Titles.


​Senate Bill 116 makes it unlawful for a private security provider or an entity that employs private security providers to possess or use in the scope of employment equipment, vehicles, uniforms or titles that imply that the provider or entity is affiliated with a public or private safety agency as defined in ORS 181A.355. The law was intended to address situations where the appearance of private security uniforms and vehicles make it difficult to differentiate between members of law enforcement and providers of private security services. OAR 259-060-0012 is adopted to communicate legislative intent and DPSST interpretation and application of the law.

​Adopting OAR 259-060-0012 and Amending 259-060-0450

​Effective: June 1, 2022​