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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 Providers

​Fee increases for private security provider certifications and licenses.


​This rule change increases the fee for each two-year private security provider certification and license. Update 12/21/2021: These fee increases are pending legislative approval. Please contact the Private Security Program at 503-378-8531 or for additional information.​

​Amending: OAR 259-060-0500

​Effective: Update 12/21/2021 - Currently pending legislative approval. Tentatively April 1, 2022.​

Division 60 - Private Security Providers

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


​These proposed rule changes adopt rules relating to Senate Bill 116 and the unlawful use of 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.​

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

​Last Day to Comment: January 21, 2022

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