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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

Updating PS-6 Form submission processes and proof required for a private security provider application.

Permanent

These rule changes allow the Department to accept copies of the DPSST Form PS-6 and electronic submission of the form.

Amending: OAR 259-060-0025, 259-060-0060, and 259-060-0136

Effective: October 26, 2023

Division 59 - Private Security Entity Licensing

TEMPORARY RULES for the DPSST Private Security Entity Licensing Program

Temporary
​Beginning January 1, 2024, private security entities must obtain a license from the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) to operate as a private security entity. These temporary rules will implement the licensing requirements found in Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) 181A.900 to 181A.918 (HB 2527) and establish processes for the DPSST Private Security Entity Licensing Program.

UPDATED 12-21-2023 - Proposed Redlined Edits to OAR 259-059-0150 (click here)​. ​​DPSST plans to amend section (6) of this rule to correct an error in the temporary and proposed rule change filings. These changes are in keeping with the proposed rule change summary which notes that the temporary rules and these proposed rules no longer include language related to in-person training.

Adopting: OAR 259-059-0010, 259-059-0020, 259-059-0030, 259-059-0040, 259-059-0050, 259-059-0060, 259-059-0070, 259-059-0080, 259-059-0090, 259-059-0095, 259-059-0100, 259-059-0110, 259-059-0120, 259-059-0130, 259-059-0140, 259-059-0150, 259-059-0160, 259-059-0170, 259-059-0180, 259-059-0190, 259-059-0200, 259-059-0300, 259-059-0310, 259-059-0400, 259-059-0410, 259-059-0420, 259-059-0430, and 259-059-0440

EFFECTIVE DATES: December 1, 2023 through May 28, 2024

Division 59 - Private Security Entity Licensing

PROPOSED RULES for the DPSST Private Security Entity Licensing Program (Amended, 2nd Time Filing).
 Updated 12-21-2023

Proposed
This is the 2nd proposed rule change filing for the new Private Security Entity Licensing Program that goes into effect January 1, 2024. These proposed rules have been amended after receipt of public comment from the first proposed rule change. The changes are described in the rule summary section for each rule and can be found in the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking posted on the DPSST website. Please see the link provided below.

DPSST adopted these rules as temporary rules on December 1, 2023. Private security entities may submit applications for licensure now. The temporary rules are in effect until the proposed rules can be adopted permanently.

UPDATED 12-21-2023 - Proposed Redlined Edits to OAR 259-059-0150 (click here). ​​DPSST plans to amend section (6) of this rule to correct an error in the temporary and proposed rule change filings. These changes are in keeping with the proposed rule change summary which notes that the temporary rules and these proposed rules no longer include language related to in-person training. 

Adopting: OAR 259-059-0010, 259-059-0020, 259-059-0030, 259-059-0040, 259-059-0050, 259-059-0060, 259-059-0070, 259-059-0080, 259-059-0090, 259-059-0095, 259-059-0100, 259-059-0110, 259-059-0120, 259-059-0130, 259-059-0140, 259-059-0150, 259-059-0160, 259-059-0170, 259-059-0180, 259-059-0190, 259-059-0200, 259-059-0300, 259-059-0310, 259-059-0400, 259-059-0410, 259-059-0420, 259-059-0430, and 259-059-0440.

​Last Day to Comment: January 22, 2024

Division 60 - Private Security

Minor, Technical, and Housekeeping Amendments for the Private Security Provider Program Rules.

Permanent

These rule changes provide amendments to address minor changes, technical corrections, and housekeeping throughout the rule division. Changes include clarifying language, citation corrections, deletion of expired COVID provisions, updated references to the PSSPA, and reconciliation changes to coordinate with the adoption of OAR Chapter 259 Division 59 for private security entity licensing.

Amending: OAR 259-060-0005, 259-060-0010, 259-060-0015, 259-060-0020, 259-060-0025, 259-060-0030, 259-060-0092, 259-060-0120, 259-060-0135, 259-060-0136, 259-060-0145, 259-060-0300, 259-060-0310, 259-060-0320, 259-060-0350, 259-060-0450. Repealing: OAR 259-060-0200.

Effective: February 1, 2024

Division 60 - Private Security

​Limits licensed executive managers who provide contracted services to 10 contracts at any one time.

Proposed

​This rule change applies to licensed executive managers who contract their executive manager services to multiple businesses or entities. This rule change limits an executive manager’s contracted services to 10 businesses or entities at any one time. The rule change includes an option for an executive manager to request an exception to the limit.

AMENDING: OAR 259-060-0130​​

​Last Day to Comment: March 21, 2024