2015 ORS 181A.530¹
Certification of parole and probation officers required
  • extension

(1) Except for a person who has requested and obtained an extension from the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training pursuant to subsection (2) of this section, no person may be employed as a parole and probation officer for more than 18 months unless the person is a citizen of the United States, and:

(a) The person has been certified as being qualified as a parole and probation officer under provisions of ORS 181A.355 (Definitions for ORS 181A.355 to 181A.670) to 181A.670 (Disclosure of information about public safety officer) and the certification has neither lapsed nor been revoked pursuant to ORS 181A.630 (Procedure for denial, suspension or revocation of application or certification), 181A.640 (Grounds for denial, suspension or revocation of application or certification of person or accreditation of program) and 181A.650 (Judicial review of department's final order) (1) and not reissued under ORS 181A.650 (Judicial review of department's final order) (2); or

(b) The person is exempted from the certification requirement under ORS 181A.420 (Minimum standards and training requirements inapplicable to certain persons) (1) and (2).

(2) The department, upon the facts contained in an affidavit accompanying the request for an extension, may find good cause for failure to obtain certification within the time period described in subsection (1) of this section. If the department finds that there is good cause for such failure, the department may extend for up to one year the period that a person may serve as a parole and probation officer without certification. The grant or denial of such an extension is within the sole discretion of the department.

(3) The certification of a parole and probation officer shall lapse upon the passage of more than three consecutive months during which period the officer is not employed as a parole and probation officer, unless the officer is on leave from a law enforcement unit. Upon reemployment as a parole and probation 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).

(4) In order to maintain certification, a parole and probation officer who is employed part-time must complete annually at least 20 hours of continuing education approved by the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training.

(5) The requirement of citizenship imposed under subsection (1) of this section does not apply to a person employed as a parole and probation officer on September 27, 1987, who continues to serve as a parole and probation officer. [Formerly 181.653]


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.