2011 ORS § 352.385¹
Special campus security officers
  • authority
  • training
  • expense

(1) The State Board of Higher Education may, at the request of a public university under its control, authorize the university to commission one or more of its employees as special campus security officers. The total number of special campus security officers commissioned at the public universities in the Oregon University System may not exceed 50. Special campus security officers shall have stop and frisk authority as set forth in ORS 131.605 (Definitions for ORS 131.605 to 131.625) to 131.625 (Frisk of stopped persons) and probable cause arrest authority and the accompanying immunities as set forth in ORS 133.310 (Authority of peace officer to arrest without warrant) and 133.315 (Liability of peace officer making arrest) when acting in the scope of their employment as defined by the State Board of Higher Education. Special campus security officers shall not be authorized to carry firearms as police officers and, except as provided in subsection (3) of this section, shall not be considered police officers for purposes of ORS 181.610 (Definitions for ORS 181.610 to 181.712), 238.005 (Definitions), 243.005 (Definitions for ORS 243.005 to 243.045) or 243.736 (Strikes by deputy district attorneys and certain emergency and public safety personnel).

(2) The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training shall train special campus security officers at the expense of the State Board of Higher Education.

(3) The State Board of Higher Education, acting by and through its special campus security officers, is a criminal justice agency for purposes of rules adopted pursuant to ORS 181.730 (Law Enforcement Data System established) (3). [1987 c.745 §§1,2; 1995 c.364 §1; 1997 c.853 §37; 2011 c.637 §249]