2015 ORS 181A.500¹
Lapse of certification
  • reapplication for certification
  • rules
  • fees

(1)(a) The certification of any police officer who does not serve as a police officer, or any certified reserve officer who is not utilized as a certified reserve officer, for any period of time in excess of three consecutive months is lapsed. Upon reemployment as a police officer, or recommencing service as a reserve officer, the person whose certification has lapsed may apply for certification in the manner provided in ORS 181A.355 (Definitions for ORS 181A.355 to 181A.670) to 181A.670 (Disclosure of information about public safety officer).

(b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a) of this subsection, the certification of a police officer or certified reserve officer does not lapse if the officer:

(A) Is on leave from a law enforcement unit; or

(B) Is an honorably retired police officer who meets the requirements established by the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training under paragraph (c) of this subsection for maintaining certification.

(c) The department, in consultation with the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training, may adopt rules establishing:

(A) A program of continuing training for honorably retired police officers that would enable a police officer whose certification would otherwise lapse under paragraph (a) of this subsection to maintain certification for as long as the police officer meets the training requirements; and

(B) A fee to be paid by honorably retired police officers to maintain certification under this subsection. The fee may not exceed the costs incurred by the department and board in administering the training program.

(2) The certification of any fire service professional, telecommunicator or emergency medical dispatcher who is not utilized as a fire service professional, telecommunicator or emergency medical dispatcher for any period of time in excess of 12 consecutive months, unless the fire service professional, telecommunicator or emergency medical dispatcher is on leave from a public or private safety agency, is lapsed. Upon reemployment as a fire service professional, telecommunicator or emergency medical dispatcher, the person whose certification has lapsed may apply for certification in the manner provided in ORS 181A.355 (Definitions for ORS 181A.355 to 181A.670) to 181A.670 (Disclosure of information about public safety officer). [Formerly 181.667]


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 181A—State Police; Crime Reporting and Records; Public Safety Standards and Training; Private Security Services, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors181A.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.