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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 DPPST 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 Providers
The Covid-19 Emergency and Private Security Temporary Work Permits.
Temporary
This temporary rule creates provisions to perform private security services under a temporary work permit with pending training or fingerprint submission.

​Rules Amended: OAR 259-060-0030

This temporary rule is effective April 1, 2020, through September 27, 2020.
Division 60 - Private Security Providers

​The Covid-19 Emergency and Armed Private Security Professional and Private Security Firearms Instructor Certifications.

Temporary

​These temporary rules allow DPSST to approve time extensions for the annual firearms qualification and refresher training requirements.

​Rules Amended: OAR 259-060-0120 & 259-060-0135

​These temporary rules are effective April 1, 2020, through September 27, 2020.​

Division 60 - Private Security Providers

​Extending COVID temporary work permit options through December 31, 2020.

Proposed

​This rule change addresses temporary work permit requirements affected by COVID related issues. This proposed rule would replace the temporary rule that is currently in effect for OAR 259-060-0030 and extend the opportunity to use the COVID PS-20 temporary work permit through December 31, 2020.

Rules Amended: 259-060-0030​

​Last day to comment: August 21, 2020​

Division 60 - Private Security Providers

​Extending COVID time extension opportunities for armed professionals and instructors through December 31, 2020.

Proposed

​This rule change addresses the annual firearms qualification and refresher training maintenance requirements for certified armed private security professionals and private security firearms instructors. This proposed rule would replace the temporary rules that are currently in effect for OAR 259-060-0120 and 259-060-0135 and extend the use of time extensions through December 31, 2020.

Rules Amended: OAR 259-060-0120 & 259-060-0135​

​Last day to comment: August 21, 2020​

Chapter 259 – All Certification and Licensing Programs

​Requiring use of legal name as name of record for all DPSST certifications and licenses.

Proposed

​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

​Last day to comment: August 21, 2020​





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