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Amending background investigation and psychological evaluation requirements for implementation of House Bill 2936.
These rule changes implement House Bill 2936 (2021 Legislative Session). These rule changes are expected to become effective July 1, 2023. OAR 259-008-0015 provides the updates to the background standards to meet the requirements of HB 2936. OAR 259-008-0010 and OAR 259-008-0011 include the standards for the psychological screening that is required as part of the uniform background checklist under HB 2936. These background investigation and psychological evaluation standards will apply when hiring any police officer, reserve officer, corrections officer, parole and probation officer, regulatory specialist, telecommunicator, or emergency medical dispatcher.
Amending: OAR 259-008-0010, 259-008-0011, 259-008-0015 & 259-008-0080
Last Day for Comment: January 21, 2023
Codifying Board Approval of Revisions to the Basic Police Academy Curriculum dated October 27, 2022.
OAR 259-008-0085 maintains the minimum standards for Board-approved mandated courses. The proposed rule change supports the Board’s approval and the Department’s implementation of the revised Basic Police Academy curriculum. This rule changes the Board approval date in (1)(a) from January 27, 2022, to October 27, 2022.
Amending: OAR 259-008-0085
Last Day for Comment: December 21, 2022
Adding Equity Training to the Maintenance Standards for Law Enforcement Officer Certifications (House Bill 2162)
This rule change adds an equity training category to the maintenance requirements that apply to all law enforcement officers. The definition of law enforcement officer that applies to this rule includes police officers, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, and regulatory specialists (OAR 259-008-0005(19)). This rule change implements the police officer equity maintenance training provisions included in House Bill 2162 (2021).
Amending: OAR 259-008-0065
Effective: January 1, 2023
Fee increases for private security provider certifications and licenses.
This rule change finalizes the fee increases for the Private Security Provider Certification and Licensure Program. The new fee schedule is effective November 1, 2022.
Amending: OAR 259-060-0500
Effective: November 1, 2022
Private investigator and provisional investigator administrative fee increases for late applications and replacement licenses.
This rule change finalizes the fee increases for two administrative fees. The fee for a late renewal application will increase by $5, from $25 to $30. The fee for a duplicate or replacement license will increase by $4, from $20 to $24. The new administrative fees are effective November 1, 2022. (The $550 investigator license fee DOES NOT change.)
Amending: OAR 259-061-0010
Providing Remote Training for Unarmed and Alarm Monitor Private Security Courses
During the COVID-19 pandemic, DPSST initiated a process for certified unarmed private security instructors and alarm monitor private security instructors to deliver the basic and refresher courses remotely. This rule change formalizes the process for remote training in administrative rules.
Amending: OAR 259-060-0136
Effective: November 1, 2022
Repeal of OAR 259-008-0069, Relating to Tribal Law Enforcement and Public Safety Officers.
This rule is repealed.
Repealing: OAR 259-008-0069
Effective: October 28, 2022
Adopting the 2022 Edition of NFPA 1033 for DPSST Fire Investigator Certifications.
This rule change updates the DPSST certification requirements for the NFPA Fire Investigator certification by adopting the most recent 2022 Edition of the NFPA Standard 1033. OAR 259-009-0005 is amended to update the definition for NFPA Fire Investigator. OAR 259-009-0062 is amended to adopt the 2022 Edition of the NFPA 1033 Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Investigator. The rule changes outline training, task book and testing requirements. There are multiple tracks to obtain this certification that recognize completion of national training and certification programs. OAR 259-009-0065 is amended to implement new maintenance recertification requirements for the NFPA Fire Investigator certification.
Amending: OAR 259-009-0005, 259-009-0062 & 259-009-0065
Effective: August 1, 2022
Establishing processes to reapply for fire certifications after a denial or revocation for falsification.
This rule change amends the reapplication process that follows a discretionary denial or revocation of certification by adding additional statements in section (10) to capture the existing review process relating to convictions and the new recommendations that apply to falsification.
Amending: OAR 259-009-0125
Effective: August 1, 2022
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
Relating to the minimum standards for DPSST-issued fire service professional certifications.
This rule change corrects the rule to include other grounds for denial or revocation of certification such as discharge for cause and falsification, not just the criminal history.
Amending: OAR 259-009-0059
Effective: May 1, 2022
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